Malcolm Merlyn as the harbinger of death? Check.
Arsenal on the move, a new Black Canary in motion? Check, check!
"Left Behind," Arrow Season 3 Episode 10 will not only see darkness rising in Arrow's absence, it will shed light on the emergence of new heroes, as Arsenal, Black Canary and even ATOM are showing off their determination to ward off the darkness with their own actions.
Merlyn's announcement that it's the custom of Ra's al Ghul to leave behind the instrument of death to honor the fallen is a bitter, in your face, low blow. Do you think he's aware Team Arrow knows Oliver died due to Merlyn's actions?
Diggle may not know what to do next, but it seems others are not going to be as uncertain. Roy, Laurel and Ray have plans. It looks like Thea is training with her father again, so he continues to pull the wool over her eyes. Will anyone tell her what he's done, what she's done?
It seems to me this will come down to Merlyn left standing in the dust when Oliver makes his miraculous return. With the help of Ra's? We'll have to watch to find out!
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