Deathstroke returns and major Firestorm changes coming on Flash and Arrow

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Jun 26, 2015, 4:17 PM EDT (Updated)

The current seasons of Arrow and The Flash are shaping up to be great, and it sounds like The CW hits will not be resting on their laurels.

Spoilers ahead for The Flash and Arrow!

The network has revealed the synopses for upcoming episodes of both shows, and they include some major revelations as to where the writers are taking the superhero tales next. Manu Bennett’s Deathstroke was one of the coolest things about season two of Arrow, and the formidable baddie is coming back for a victory lap. 

Apparently Malcolm (John Barrowman) will somehow find his way to the secret prison on Lian Yu island — with Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Thea (Willa Holland) in tow. Yeah, that could be interesting. To make it even better? Deathstroke is still hanging around and is guaranteed to cause some problems for the gang. Oh, and old favorite Tommy (Colin Donnell) will also be making a cameo. In flashbacks, of course. Since, you know.

Over on The Flash, they’re finally getting ready to start paying off some Firestorm stories. Some type of massive explosion apparently separates Ronnie (Stephen Amell) from Dr. Stein (Victor Garber), meaning he can get back to his life and quit bursting into flames. Sadly, this development comes at about the same time General Eiling (Clancy Brown) targets Firestorm. Whoops.

Both episodes are slated to air Feb. 17 and 18. It sounds like this could be one heck of a fun week for superhero fans. Check out the full synopses below and let us know what you think:

GENERAL EILING TARGETS FIRESTORM — After the nuclear explosion separates Ronnie (guest star Robbie Amell) and Dr. Stein (guest star Victor Garber), Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team believe both men are safe. Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) is thrilled to have her fiancé back and prepares to resume their life together while Dr. Stein returns to his wife. However, when General Eiling (guest star Clancy Brown) targets Firestorm, Ronnie and Dr. Stein must decide if they are safer together or apart. Meanwhile, Mason Bridge (guest star Roger Hayworth) tells Iris (Candice Patton) that there is something secretive going on at S.T.A.R. Labs and Dr. Stein gives Barry some important information about time travel. Steve Surjik directed the episode written by Keto Shimizu & Ben Sokolowski.

THE RETURN OF DEATHSTROKE AND TOMMY MERLYN — Malcolm (John Barrowman) puts Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Thea (Willa Holland) in a dangerous situation that lands them on Lian Yu with Oliver’s former enemy, Deathstroke (guest star Manu Bennett). A flashback reveals when Oliver and Maseo (guest star Karl Yune) returned to Starling City to retrieve the Omega bio weapon, and despite being under strict orders from Amanda Waller (guest star Cynthia Addai-Robinson) not to reveal himself to anyone, Oliver looks in on his family, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) and Tommy (guest star Colin Donnell). Dermott Downs directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Erik Oleson.

(Via Comic Book Movie)