With an image released earlier for the new year return of The Walking Dead, The CW has followed suit and released some images and a synopsis for the mid-season return of Arrow. Having officially made itself my absolute favourite thing on TV, the second half of Arrow‘s Season 2 has a hell of a lot to live up to. And me, I’ve got complete faith it will do that.
Due to return to The CW on Monday, 15th January, the synopsis for Blast Radius reads:
“Oliver must tackle a new threat to the city when bombs start to go off in Starling City. Felicity discovers the person setting them off is Mark Sheffner (guest star Sean Maher), a man who goes by the nickname Shrapnel. Arrow discovers Shrapnel’s next target is Sebastian Blood’s (guest star Kevin Alejandro) ‘Unity Rally’ and tries to talk the alderman out of hosting it, but he refuses. Arrow sets off to stop the bombing, but Shrapnel tricks him and traps him in a bomb-laced antique store where he is unable to move without setting off the device. While Felicity helps Oliver, Diggle races to the plaza to find the bomb before it goes off. Meanwhile, Roy continues to hide his new strength from Thea but, after she witnesses his super strength in action at the rally, she demands answers. Laurel’s suspicions about Sebastian grow stronger once she learns that he grew up with Cyrus Gold, the man who killed Lance’s partner. After Donner (guest star Dylan Bruce) refuses to help her investigate, she turns to Arrow for help.”
Now for those images:
All looks pretty badass to me, but I’m hugely biased when it comes to Arrow. Hey, at least I’m honest and open about it. I massively enjoyed Season 1, but Season 2 is just a whole different level. We’ve now been given a mask for the hero – in fact, he’s now a hero and not just a vigilante (in most eyes); we’ve had the debut of Barry Allen and witnessed his ‘accident’; we’ve had Cyrus Gold, aka Solomon Grundy; we’ve had the debut of Bronze Tiger; we’ve had Amanda Waller and the tease of the Suicide Squad; we’ve had Brother Blood; we’ve had Roy given powers, pushing him further towards the Arsenal/Red Arrow moniker; we’ve had Slade Wilson return from the grave, presumably as Deathstroke; and we’ve had Black Canary. I’ve likely missed certain events, but that’s just because so much cool shit has happened in this season so far. It really is essential viewing, people!
If you’re in need of an Arrow refresh, be sure to check out my review of the mid-season finale here or head over to the Reviews section for the scoop on all of Season 2’s episodes.