Could Arrow really wrap up without Thea Queen?
TVLine reports the character, and actor Willa Holland, will return for a recurring role throughout the program’s eighth and final season. The character was one of the last surviving members of the original cast by Season 6. But she departed with Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) to seek out and destroy the remaining Lazarus Pits left behind by her father, Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman).
Malcolm Merlyn will also be making a return to series as Oliver (Stephen Amell) finds the circumstances of his life altered once again. Is it a trick or has The Monitor (LaMonica Garret) sent him to an Earth where he is Oliver Merlyn? Time will tell, of course. But it is easy to imagine a reunion with mother Moira (Susanna Thompson), a very much alive Tommy (Colin Donnell) and Thea would be worth accepting Malcolm Merlyn as a father.
Well, at least for an episode anyway.
Arrow returns October 16th on The CW.