One of the several familiar characters that are coming back for the season five finale of Arrow is John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn. While Merlyn has been busy being a member of the Legion of Doom on Legends of Tomorrow this year, he is now back in Star City 2017.
In a new interview with Comic Book Resources, show-runner and executive producer Wendy Mericle teased about Merlyn’s big role in the season five finale titled “Lian Yu”. According to Mericle, she said it’s going to be a very big episode for Merlyn.
“He’s going to be a huge factor leading up to the finale. This season is all about legacy, and when Malcolm comes into the story, it’s really rooted as much by necessity from Oliver’s point of view as it is about what Malcolm means to him and what Malcolm means to Thea. It’s a great story, because it’s going to have a lot of action but it’s also going to have this kind of emotional undercurrent that is going to lead to a really big, huge series moment for him. I think it’s a great story to tell, and it’s great stuff for John [Barrowman] to play.”
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OLIVER AND FELICITY ARE TRAPPED — Things get intense when Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are trapped in the bunker together. Meanwhile, Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Andreson) and Diggle (David Ramsey) deal with their martial issues. Wendey Stanzler directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Beth Schwartz (#520). Original airdate 5/3/2017.”
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Source: Comic Book Resources
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