‘Arrow’ “Dead to Rights” Preview: China White Returns, and Merlyn’s Secret Out?
The CW’s ‘Arrow‘ has had itself a pretty decent week, netting an early pickup for season 2 and promoting Emily Bett Rickards to series regular in advance of tonight’s Felicity Smoak-heavy episode “The Odyssey,” but the weeks to come might not be such smooth sailing for the DC Comics-adapted drama. Not only will China White (Kelly Hu) return to menace Oliver Queen in February 27 episode “Dead to Rights,” but Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman)’s Dark Archer may come into the light as well! Get a preview of the latest ‘Arrow’ inside!
All season long we’ve been teased of a big repeat showdown between ‘Arrow’s Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Dark Archer nemesis Malcolm Merlyn, but that day may come sooner than we think. The CW has released photos from February 27 episode “Dead to Rights” that preview some intense action for both Malcolm and son Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell), as China White returns to the fray to tangle with Oliver Queen.
Though not present in the photos, “Dead to Rights” will also mark the return of Michael Rowe’s Deadshot, last seen incapacitated in the series’ third episode “Lone Gunmen” From The CW’s official press release:
DEADSHOT RETURNS — Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) learn that Deadshot (guest star Michael Rowe) is still alive and his next target is Malcolm (John Barrowman). Malcolm invites Tommy (Colin Donnell) to attend a benefit honoring Malcolm for his work with Starling City but Tommy refuses to attend. Oliver encourages his friend to mend his relationship with his father while he can. Meanwhile, Oliver struggles to balance his new relationship with McKenna (Janina Gavankar) and his duties as Arrow.
What say you? Will Malcolm’s own secret identity be revealed to either Tommy or Oliver? You can preview the intense action of February 27’s “Dead to Rights” below, and tell us what you want to see from ‘Arrow’ in upcoming episodes in the comments!