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First off, if you haven’t caught up on the third season of CW’s hit show, Arrow, there are some major spoilers all around you. And, by the way, if you haven’t caught up, why haven’t you? This show is great and it just gets better!

Okay. You’ve been warned.

The first words of this trailer say it all, “Oliver Queen is dead.”


We all know that you can’t really have Arrow without THE ARROW so he’ll eventually make his way back, but still — that’s huge!

And now, in this episode, we get to see Felicity, Diggle, the newly named Arsenal and Laurel Lance (soon to be the Black Canary) deal with this bombshell; hence the name of the episode, “Left Behind.”

Also, make sure to watch the promo carefully as it appears that we’ll get a scene with Ray Palmer creating his A.T.O.M. suit! Cannot wait for that to happen!

AH! There’s just so much good on this show right now!

We also get to see our first look at Vinnie Jones as Danny Brickwell, aka Brick, who first appeared in Green Arrow #40 (volume 3). In the comics, he is a metahuman with super strength and invulnerable skin. He’s also a criminal mastermind, which he’s used to secure his place as an underworld kingpin. Arrow, traditionally, has maintained a firmly grounded tone and shied away from having any fantastic super powers, but with the success of their sister show, The Flash, show runner Guggenheim has gone on record saying that maybe, just maybe, we’ll now start to see some super powers popping up in Arrow. So, will Vinnie Jones be bulletproof and therefore Arrow-proof?

Here’s a summary for the episode.

In the aftermath of Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) fight with Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable), Diggle (David Ramsey) and Arsenal (Colton Haynes) continue to protect the city in the Arrow’s absence. However, after three days without hearing from Oliver, they begin to fear the worst may have happened to their friend. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) refuses to believe that Oliver could be dead until Merlyn (John Barrowman) pays the team a surprise visit. Thea (Willa Holland) suspects there is something more behind Oliver’s disappearance and asks Merlyn for a favor. Meanwhile, Ray (Brandon Routh) tests a part of his new suit and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) takes up the mantle of the Black Canary. Glen Winter directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Erik Oleson (#310).

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