Now that we’ve enjoyed appearances made by the likes of Manu Bennett’s Deathstroke and Colton Haynes’ Roy Harper, Arrow aims to check off yet another box when it comes to returning fan favorite guest stars. This time, though, it comes in the form of Katrina Law, who’s turned in some unforgettable performances as Nyssa al Ghul.
Of course, her comeback is doubling satisfying because we and the rest of Team Arrow have been left wondering if she was among those who survived the blast on Lian Yu which occurred in season 5’s finale. Granted, the jury’s still out on her sister Talia, but it’s good to know that at least one of the al Ghul kids made it out alive.
When it comes to why she’s resurfaced in Star City, well, that’s largely due to Athena (played by Kyra Zagorsky) leading a splinter group of surviving League of Assassins members in pursuit of some kind of box left behind by Malcolm Merlyn, thus placing Thea Queen in their crosshairs.
Right now, we think it’s reasonably safe to assume that these folks are the Thanatos Guild the episode is titled for, but may have to tune in to find out for certain. Personally, a question swirling in my mind is whether this’ll be a one-off story, or if seeds are being planted for whatever season 7 will have to offer. After all, this and other Arrowverse series have done it in the past, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to pay close attention once it’s showtime.
For more on “The Thanatos Guild,” be sure to check out the official synopsis:
NYSSA AL GHUL COMES BACK TO STAR CITY WITH A DANGEROUS MESSAGE FOR THEA — Nyssa Al Ghul (guest star Katrina Law) returns to Star City to warn Thea (Willa Holland) that a group of renegade League of Assassins members are planning to attack her. This group, led by Athena (guest star Kyra Zagorsky), is intent on finding a mysterious box that Malcolm left behind and will stop at nothing to get it. Nyssa helps Oliver (Stephen Amell) come to a life-changing realization. Joel Novoa directed the episode written by Beth Schwartz & Ben Sokolowski (#616). Original airdate 3/29/2018.
Arrow returns with new episodes on Thursday, March 29 on The CW.