How we’ve managed to survive this long without Arrow in this dreaded winter hiatus is a miracle at this point. Especially considering how the midseason finale left us in an emotional state that we’re honestly still recovering from.
The CW has released some promotional photos for the midseason premiere — episode 10 — of Arrow season 4, titled “Blood Debts,” (airing Jan. 20) which features what promises to be another emotional outing as Oliver comes face-to-face with Damien Darhk after the traumatic events of the midseason finale.
In the first look photos, we get a look at what appears to be Oliver (as the Green Arrow)’s first meeting since Damien Darhk ordered his and Felicity’s limo attacked with a shower of bullets, which led to Felicity being hospitalized (which also explains the lack of Felicity in these photos. And no it’s not because she’s dead. Can we all just agree on that already?)
The photos also feature a look at Team Arrow’s reunion with the fiery Anarky, who’s returned after Thea nearly burned him to death with his own flame thrower in episode 2. Something tells us Anarky hasn’t forgetten our Speedy, and things could get very interesting.
Here’s the synopsis for the episode:
THE AFTERMATH — Oliver (Stephen Amell) must deal with the devastating consequences of Darhk’s (guest star Neal McDonough) last attack. Seeking revenge, Oliver goes on a brutal manhunt looking for Dahrk.
Arrow returns Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 8/7c on The CW.