Arrow's Malcolm Merlyn Has A Decision To Make


After his stint this season as part of the Legion of Doom, it was nice to see Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) return to Arrow in time for the season finale. But has his failure against the Legends of Tomorrow changed him in, anyway? According to, Malcolm is going to be making a concerted effort to reconcile with Thea (Willa Holland) and make a very fatherly decision in the finale.

It's hard to glean from that exactly what Malcolm is going to do, but my first impression was the most fatherly decision of all: to sacrifice yourself to save your child. And if that happened, then there could be a new Merlyn played by someone like…Colin Donnell. Yes, I'm totally speculating here, but they did say in the Arrow season six synopsis that someone from Oliver's past returns.

The Arrow season finale is this Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST on the CW.

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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