Arrow producer teases ANOTHER shocking death + Barrowman's return

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Oct 15, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT (Updated)

The CW’s Arrow already shook us with a few huge deaths at the end of season one, but it sounds like there's another shocking loss on the way.

Producer Marc Guggenheim dropped some hints about the new season, which continues this week. After axing main character Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell) in last year’s finale, he said fans can expect one more major death at some point this season. After seeing the effects of Tommy's death, we can't imagine how another loss will rock this series.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Guggenheim confirmed that “there is one more fatality that is coming up.” Considering how tightly the main cast is woven at this point, it’s hard to imagine who they might kill off.

Oh, and as for the upcoming return of Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), who appeared to die after his epic rooftop battle with Arrow in the finale? Yeah, it’s coming, but they’re not dropping any details of how (or when) it might occur. Here's what we do know:

“We said at Comic-Con that John was coming back — but we didn’t say when and we didn’t say how. So, I’m going to continue to not spoil that. But I will remind everybody that you know we tell stories in two different time periods — we’re actually doing an episode where Oliver sort of has hallucinations, we’re doing flashbacks from different people’s perspectives. OK, I’ll make a joke — we’ve got a lot of different arrows in our quiver. So just because you think you may know something doesn’t mean that you know how it’s going to happen.”

That’s always been the fun of this series, as they take nuggets from the DC universe and give them a little different spin on the small screen. The flashbacks have also grown into a key component — sometimes beating out the “A” plot completely — so we can’t wait to see where Barrowman fits back into the fold.

What do you think? Who should die, and how will Barrowman return?

(Via Entertainment Weekly)

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