The destruction of The Glades and Tommy’s death in the season 1 finale of Arrow has left Oliver feeling adrift. Despondent over losing his best friend and being unable to stop Malcolm Merlyn’s evil plan, Oliver fled Starling City after the Glades was destroyed.
When the show returns, he’ll be brought back into the fold…but he’s going to have to solve a lot of problems when he returns. Here’s what’s in store for the premiere, titled “City of Heroes”: “Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) travel to Lian Yu in search of Oliver (Stephen Amell) who left Starling City after The Undertaking. Convinced to return home, Oliver finds that things are in worse shape than he thought – Isabel Rochev (guest star Summer Glau) is preparing a hostile takeover of Queen Consolidated, Thea (Willa Holland) refuses to visit Moira (Susanna Thompson) in jail, Roy (Colton Haynes) is trying to fill the void left by the Arrow’s absence, and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) is working with the District Attorney’s office to take down the vigilante. Meanwhile, flashbacks to the island show Slade (Manu Bennett), Shado (guest star Celina Jade) and Oliver in a desperate situation.”
Click the link below to browse through photos and watch a preview below for the season premiere of Arrow on Wednesday, October 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.