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‘Arrow’ Christmas Episode To Introduce Villainous New Archer

We’re nearing the “most wonderful time of the year” for the CW’s Arrow, and it appears that, this year, Oliver Queen will be getting an arrow-shooting nemesis all of his own for Christmas. Guess he should’ve been less naughty and more nice since returning to Starling City…

The tease of another archer in the series doesn’t come from the official synopsis of the episode – which runs like this:

Oliver (Stephen Amell) discovers that after he and his father went missing, Moira (Susanna Thompson) and Thea (Willa Holland) stopped celebrating Christmas. Determined to make up for lost time and restore a sense of normalcy to the Queen household, Oliver decides to throw the family a Christmas party. Meanwhile, Tommy (Colin Donnell) asks Laurel (Katie Cassidy) to spend Christmas with him but she points out that Christmas was also her sister’s Sara’s birthday and she needs to be with her father. Tommy suggests changing things up might be the best way for everyone to heal but Laurel isn’t sure her father is ready for that.

– but instead, from the publicity shots released by the CW to promote the ep. That’s definitely not Stephen Amell in that get-up… But is it Colin Donnell, who plays Oliver’s not-to-be-trusted best friend Tommy? After all, Tommy’s last name is Merlyn, which has particular significance in DC Comic lore when it comes to villainous archers…

“Year’s End,” the holiday episode of Arrow, will air on the CW December 12 at 8pm.

[Via SHH]

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