Unexpected Cast Member Returning for Season Two of Arrow

Before you read any further, you should know that this story contains significant spoilers for season one of Arrow. Ready? Okay.

TVLine is reporting that actor John Barrowman will be returning to the series as Malcolm Merlyn/The Dark Archer in the upcoming second season. There was a lot of ambiguity regarding the character’s fate at the end of the first season – many believe he died and others think he got away. It remains to be seen if the character’s return is in a dream, flashback, hallucination or the real deal, but it is said that Barrowman will appear in at least two episodes in the new season. Any thoughts on the character’s return? Sound off below!

Stephen Amell returns for the new season as Oliver Queen and he’s joined by series regulars Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, Manu Bennett as Slade Wilson, Colton Haynes as Roy Harper, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, with Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen and Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance. 
 
Arrow Season 2 premieres on Wednesday, October 9th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.