Arrow Teasers: When Will Oliver Reunite With His Team?

It’s going to be a few weeks before Oliver returns to Starling City.

by Clarissa / January 22, 2015

If you watched the January return of Arrow, you may have noticed that Oliver Queen is not dead. Rescued from almost certain death by Maseo and Tatsu, Oliver will live to fight another day.

But things are changing back in Starling City in Oliver’s absence. Laurel has donned the Black Canary outfit and will now roam the streets herself as a vigilante and there’s a new villain who is looking to do some damage.

The last episode introduced us to Brick (guest star Vinnie Jones), who released a group of criminals caught by Team Arrow and now plans to take over The Glades. In the January 28 and February 4 episodes, we know that Arsenal and Diggle will confront Laurel about stepping into her sister’s shoes and warn her to stop with the vigilante act unless she wants to get killed. Brick will make a move against one of the city’s Aldermen in order to get the cops to evacuate The Glades and Ray will step up to help Lance and the police fight Brick.

Malcolm is also terribly concerned that Ra’s al Ghul will come to kill him and Thea and he wants them to leave the city immediately. That doesn’t work out exactly as planned, however. In fact, Malcolm offers to help Team Arrow shut down Brick and his plan the following week and we’ll also be getting flashbacks to see Malcolm’s journey from kind-hearted father to cold-blooded killer.

Now, thanks to a new synopsis from the network, we know that Oliver will be back with his team full-time come the February 11 episode, titled “Canaries”, and many things will be different: “Oliver (Stephen Amell) is thrown by the changes within Team Arrow. He’s used to calling the shots but sees that the team has evolved in his absence and tensions quickly escalate in the lair. Oliver is furious that Laurel (Katie Cassidy) has been going out as the Black Canary and tells her to stop risking her life, but when Vertigo (guest star Peter Stormare) hits the streets again, Laurel goes against Oliver’s wishes and tracks down Vertigo who hits her with a full dose of the drug. Laurel’s biggest fears revolve around her sister Sara (guest star Caity Lotz) so the Vertigo causes her to hallucinate an epic fight between Canary and Black Canary. Meanwhile, Chase (guest star Austin Butler) surprises Thea (Willa Holland), and Roy (Colton Haynes) warns Thea to stay away from Malcolm (John Barrowman).”

Don’t miss all new episodes of Arrow airing on Wednesdays 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 @