#Arrow 3×18 Promotional Photos: Mama Smoak Returns + Ra’s al Ghul Kidnaps [Spoiler]

Help me in welcoming Mama Smoak back to Starling City in these new promotional photos for the April 1 episode of Arrow, titled “Public Enemy” — and that’s no April Fool’s joke!

In the photos, Donna Smoak (Charlotte Ross) returns to Starling City to pay daughter Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) a visit, which happens to be at a hospital where Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) is being treated after being injured in a fight at the mayor’s office. Mama Smoak is looking radiant in yellow!

Do my eyes deceive me or does that one photo look like Felicity and Ray are breaking up?



Also, Captain Lance (Paul Blackthorne) is kidnapped by Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable) in what it the beginning of the end in this downward spiral of destroying Oliver Queen. Taking these photos (and this spoilery PaleyFest sizzle reel), it appears that Ra’s is the one that notifies Lance that Oliver is the Arrow. Strap in, because it’s about to get real bad real quick.

Here are the photos for “Public Enemy”:

Here’s the synopsis for “Public Enemy”:

DONNA SMOAK RETURNS — During an attack on the mayor’s office, Ray (Brandon Routh) is critically injured. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is pleasantly surprised when her mother, Donna Smoak (guest star Charlotte Ross), shows up at the hospital to offer her support. With the SCPD out in full force looking for the assailant, Oliver (Stephen Amell) and his team work hard to stay one step ahead of the police to find the man responsible. However, things come to a head when Ra’s al Ghul (guest star Matt Nable) kidnaps Captain Lance (Paul Blackthorne). Dwight Little directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle (#318). Original airdate 4/1/2015.

Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

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