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EW: OUaT tells the genesis of Robin Hood in prequel episode

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What can you tell us about the Robin Hood flashback episode?
SEAN MAGUIRE: We’re going to find out a little bit about how he became Robin Hood, essentially. We’re going to find out why he chose the lifestyle that he did.

In the past, Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) enlists Robin to steal something from the Land of Oz. What can you tease of facing off with the Wicked Witch (Rebecca Mader)?
He’s basically put in a very difficult position because that’s what Rumpelstiltskin does. Because Robin Hood appeared in a different incarnation earlier, when Tom Ellis played the role, we touch on that a little bit. There’s a lot of, “Oh, so that’s how that became that.” There’s a few moments of that in the episode, without giving too much away. It’s really cool. It’s juxtaposed between the modern and the flashback and they tie in quite seamlessly.

What’s their (Robin and Will) dynamic like in the past?
The relationship between Robin and Will seems to be like big brother and younger brother. We see the genesis of that. In the spinoff show, Wonderland, we saw what I thought was probably their first meeting, but it turns out there was a meeting before that, which is why Will was allowed to become one of the Merry Men later on down the line. It’s a prequel episode juxtaposed with what’s happening right now.

What kind of interaction will Robin Hood have with the Sheriff of Nottingham?
That’s what gets the ball rolling. You’ll see that he does make an appearance and he’s one of the reasons why Robin has to go and do what he does in this episode.

Will we see Robin Hood have any interaction—in this episode or the future—with the Author (Patrick Fischler)?
He may do. The Author is going to affect everybody to some degree. Patrick has scenes with almost all of us.

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[part 1] [part 2] Arrow Episode 4.17 “Beacon of Hope”
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