With Brick (Vinnie Jones) taking over The Glades and Oliver still MIA, Team Arrow is forced to take whatever help they can get, including that of Malcolm Merlyn, whether they like it or not. As the team tries to make sense of Captain Lance’s case files over the last years, Felicity uncovers the fact that Brick murdered Merlyn’s wife twenty years ago. Malcolm is willing to help fight Brick, purely for revenge.
This week’s episode tells the origin story of the Dark Archer; how Malcolm fell from being the once the caring, doting father, to the evil, cold-blooded killer that he has become today. In the “Inside: Uprising” clip below, Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim tells us that “this is the biggest flashback jump we’ve ever made on the show. We’re gonna flashback 25 years earlier to a very different Malcolm Merlyn.”
Meanwhile, Laurel and Roy want to help the people of The Glades fight against Brick, but Felicity is not on board. They turn to Diggle for help and to make the call on whether or not they move forward. From the photos below, it looks like they choose to save the innocents.
The Synopsis for “Uprising”:
MALCOLM MAKES AN OFFER TO HELP TEAM ARROW — Still operating without Oliver (Stephen Amell) and desperate to stop Brick (guest star Vinnie Jones), Team Arrow is forced to consider Malcolm’s (John Barrowman) offer to help shut Brick down as Malcolm has a personal score to settle with the felon. Roy (Colton Haynes) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) point out that the team could use some help to save the innocents of The Glades, but Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is adamantly against it. They look to Diggle to make the final decision. Meanwhile, the flashbacks chronicle Malcolm’s descent from kind-hearted father and husband to cold-blooded killer after the murder of his wife.
Check out a clip from this week’s episode:
Check out some stills from Arrow Season 3, Episode 12:
Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.