Arrow 3.02 Teasers: Tommy Returns in a Flashback & Laurel Debates Revealing a Secret

by Clarissa / September 24, 2014

The death of Tommy in season 1 of Arrow served to set Oliver on a truly heroic path, but we’ll soon learn that Oliver didn’t go five years on the island without seeing his friend. It turns out that Tommy actually played a role in Oliver’s early life off the island.

Episode 2 of the season, titled, “Sara”, features the return of Colin Donnell (Tommy Merlyn) in a flashback and Laurel debating the merits of revealing a big secret about her sister. Here’s the official synopsis from The CW: “Lance (Paul Blackthorne) calls the Arrow (Stephen Amell) when another archer appears in town and starts skewering businessmen. Diggle (David Ramsey) uses A.R.G.U.S. to find the archer’s identity; he is a man named Simon Lacroix (guest star Matt Ward), who goes by the codename Komodo. However, the team hits a rough patch with the mission and gets help from a surprising source – Laurel (Katie Cassidy). Meanwhile, Oliver begins to worry that he hasn’t heard from Thea (Willa Holland), which forces Roy (Colton Haynes) to tell him the truth about why she left town. Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) pursues Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards). In the flashback, Maseo (guest star Karl Yune) tells Oliver that Amanda Waller has ordered his first kill. As Oliver looks down the scope of the rifle, he sees the target is his best friend, Tommy (guest star Colin Donnell). Despite her promise to her sister, Laurel debates sharing a secret about Sara (Caity Lotz) with Lance.”

Don’t miss this all new episode of Arrow on October 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

Clarissa is Managing Editor at ScreenFad and former Managing Editor of TVOvermind. A lover of genre shows (like Supernatural and Arrow) and quality dramas (like The Good Wife and Homeland), Clarissa provides on set and event coverage as well as news, spoilers and reviews for all things TV and movies. Follow her at @clarissa373 or email her at clarissa @