The CW has released the first promo for next week’s episode of Arrow, and in it, we get a much better idea of what the villainous Prometheus is up to. However, despite sharing a name with a Justice League villain, this version of the character is something new, so we still don’t know who he is or what his end goal is beyond destroying the Green Arrow.
It’s been said that he’s someone from the vigilante’s past though, and speculation is running rampant that he could be a resurrected Tommy Merlyn. After all, he died furious with his best friend because he was secretly a killer, so it might make sense that he’s now taking out people from the vigilante’s past in order to somehow spite him.
Time will tell on that front, but for more on what to expect from next week’s episode of Arrow – titled “So It Begins” – here’s the official synopsis.
When Prometheus ups his killing spree, Oliver (Stephen Amell) searches for connections between the victims. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Curtis (Echo Kellum) discover the victims have a mysterious link to Oliver’s past and this new secret could upend his new team. Meanwhile, Thea (Willa Holland) has a heart-to-heart with Lance (Paul Blackthorne), and Felicity considers telling Malone (guest star Tyler Ritter) the truth about her work. John Behring directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Brian Ford Sullivan.
Up until now, Prometheus has remained in the shadows, so the fact that he’s finally enacting some sort of plan is very exciting indeed. Season 5 of Arrow has so far been excellent, but it definitely won’t hurt to give it a little more direction by making the big bad a more significant threat to Oliver and his new team moving forward.