'Arrow's 100th Episode May Feature Return of Two Dead Characters

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September 23rd, 2016

Arrow is not only preparing to shoot its 100th episode, but the third part of a four-part crossover with Supergirl, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. However, despite having guest stars from three other shows, a table read Twitter photo from showrunner Marc Guggenheim reveals they are also fitting in ghosts from Arrow's own past as well.

While the usual regulars like Stephen Amell are in the shot, the co-star next to Amell is someone who hasn't been by for a while. Yet Guggenheim's text rules out some theories on why Jamey Sheridan might be playing the late Robert Queen again.



Sheridan's last appearance on Arrow was in a video message during a Season 3 flashback, although The Flash revealed last year that Robert was the Arrow in Earth-2 instead of his son. Assuming the Earth-2 breaches haven't opened up again, the best working theory is that the Legends of Tomorrow's time travel powers will take everyone back to when Robert was still alive for some reason.

By saying that Robert's return has nothing to do with Flashpoint, a.k.a. The Flash's history changing arc that has a ripple effect on the rest of the CW hero universe, perhaps it means The Flash will have set the time line back to normal before the crossover. But even if Flashpoint is still in effect by then, the only dead parents brought back to life from Barry Allen's actions would seem to be his own.

There is also another hint that Robert isn't the only dead character to come back in this episode, thanks to a Facebook photo from former regular Katie Cassidy.



Cassidy already filmed the missing pieces of Laurel Lance's deathbed scene with Oliver for the Arrow season premiere, and has a series regular deal to make other guest appearances on Arrow, The Flash and Legends if needed. But even if time travel is used to go back to when both Robert and Laurel are alive, perhaps it might be too tall an order to see Tommy Merlyn, Moira Queen and other old dead friends and family with them as well.

With scripts likely now in place for all four parts of the crossover, set photos will probably uncover more early secrets soon enough. All the CW's living and dead heroes will be bunched together over four nights, likely sometime in early December, yet only one of them will have an even bigger milestone to celebrate.

Before Arrow reaches its 100th episode, it will air its 93rd and its first for Season 5 on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. est on the CW.