This week's Arrow is called The Magician and features the return of Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law). When the title of this episode was released a month or so back, there was a lot of speculation on what the title could mean including some thinking it meant the appearance of DC's resident magician, Zatanna.
But judging by the clip below, and the fact no mention of a Zatanna casting has come up, I think it's pretty safe to assume that the Magician here in question is Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) and his trick of coming back from the dead.
Interesting thing from the clip… Nyssa says her father released Merlyn from his vow to the League of Assassins. I got the impression that was never done. What did Merlyn do or have that allowed this to happen? And when he died at the end of season one… was he faking his death or did he happen to know of a location of a Lazarus Pit?
And if Barrowman keeps playing characters that come back to life… will that make him the Anti-Sean Bean?