The “Arrow” season 5 finale left fans with a huge cliffhanger as Lian Yu exploded with every member of Team Arrow besides Oliver Queen and his son William on the island. Everyone’s trying to figure out who did and didn’t survive, but prior to the explosion, another character was written off the show.
Thea Queen ended up stepping on a landmine, and Malcolm Merlyn sacrificed himself to save her. After the finale was over, John Barrowman took to social media to say that Malcolm Merlyn is dead, but apparently that doesn’t mean Barrowman can’t return someday.
Marc Guggenheim recently spoke to CBR about what may or may not happen in “Arrow” season 6, and he was asked about the possibility of Barrowman returning to the show. Guggenheim says that anything is possible in a universe that utilizes time travel and parallel universes, and according to him Barrowman has an open invitation to return.
“That’s up to John. We told John when we called him to tell him about the events of the finale, every single person on all the shows has come back in some shape or form. We’ve got flashbacks, we’ve got time travel, we’ve got parallel universes. Goodbye is never goodbye. He has an open invitation to return to the show any time he wants.”
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“Arrow” will return on Thursday, October 12.
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice.
As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland), Deputy Mayor Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum), and his new recruits, street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez) and meta-human Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy).
Oliver has finally solidified and strengthened his crime-fighting team only to have it threatened when unexpected enemies from his past return to Star City, forcing Oliver to rethink his relationship with each member of his “family”.