Spoilers ahead for the upcoming 100th episode of Arrow. Click away if you don’t want to know who is returning to Star City.
At a press Q&A IGN attended today, Arrow co-creator Marc Guggenheim confirmed that, in addition to the already announced returns of Robert Queen and Laurel Lance’s Black Canary, John Barrowman and Neal McDonough will be present in their respective roles as Malcolm Merlyn and Damien Darhk.
Episode 100 of Arrow also happens to be a part of the big crossover all the DC/CW shows are doing this fall, including Supergirl, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. When asked about the challenges of approaching the 100th episode as a milestone and crossover at the same time, Guggenheim responded, “The challenge was, we’ve only got 42 minutes and it’s the middle part of a three-part story.”
“When the news broke people were up and down my Twitter and Greg [Berlanti]’s Twitter… and I think in this case in a very positive way. People didn’t want to feel like the crossover was hijacking what should be a really seminal episode.” He continued, “I think Greg came up with an idea that allows us to have our cake and eat it too.”
While Guggenheim hasn’t yet seen the episode edited together, he noted, “It has some incredibly iconic moments. It is a love letter to the show. It draws on all previous 99 episodes pretty much. Everyone who we could have in the episode from a scheduling point of view is in the episode. Even the people we couldn’t have because of conflicting schedules are represented. At the same time, you’ve got Flash and Supergirl and that’s an enormous amount of fun. I think certainly the [new Arrow team] recruits also play a very large role, an important role, in the episode. I’m really excited about it.”
Discussing the performances, Guggenheim remarked, “There’s one moment in it that I think is probably Stephen [Amell]’s finest performance to date. There’s this one scene that really has two moments within the one scene that is just… It will break your heart. It will totally take your heart and pull it out and stomp it on the floor. It’s very, very affecting. It’s all on Stephen’s back. It’s incredible. Willa [Holland]’s amazing in the episode. Everyone obviously brought their A game to it. I’m really excited about it. It’s the hundredth episode!”
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apparently John Barrowman is trying to resurrect Torchwood
I’m cautiously excited for this? Torchwood was 75% awful as shit but I would watch anything with Harkness… I just hope he’s not bringing this to Moffat I don’t want to watch anything that turdlicker has his little sausage fingers in
”Wouldn’t it be exciting if… oh I can’t say it, cause if I say it, it won’t ever be done. I wouldn’t mind going back and meeting the Doctor in whatever incarnation, but also, ‘cause Alex Kingston and I get along smashingly…” (x)