Big news concerning Season Two of Arrow has been made available and it is that John Barrowman will return as Malcolm Merlyn AKA The Dark Archer. TV Line has gotten word that he will return for at least two episodes. They theorize that he will return as a ghost or in a flashback or dream sequence.
Personally, I think there's a strong possibility that he's still alive. We did see him on the ground in the Season One finale, but it was only for a moment. He looked somewhat lifeless, but unless he was rendered asunder or buried, I'm not entirely convinced of the character's demise. I'm aware that producers have stated that the new season will feature two big bads- Summer Glau playing a business rival and a physical threat yet to be named- so I'm sure that Malcolm will play a limited, yet significant role. Don't forget The League of Assassins play a big part this year and Malcolm did drop the Nanda Parbat reference last season.
Arrow premieres Wednesday, October 9 on The CW. If you need some catching up, a Year One special will air this Wednesday, October 2.
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