Arrow: Andrew Kreisberg Talks Malcolm’s Return – With New Photos

Craig Byrne May 5, 2014 7

Streets of FireJohn Barrowman returns to Arrow this Wednesday, May 7, as Thea meets Malcolm for the first time since finding out that he is actually her father.

“All hell is going to break loose in the city and Thea will find herself in a precarious predicament, and she will be saved by her father. And Malcolm is going to offer her what she doesn’t have anymore,” Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg teased in a recent Arrow press Q&A session.

The death of Moira and the secrets of Oliver will play right into the storyline. “That was part of our math with killing Moira — that if we were going to send Thea in that direction, she needed to have nothing pulling her back here,” Kreisberg admitted. “Now she has a brother who lied to her and has done something unforgivable, and no mother. And on the flip side, she has Malcolm Merlyn saying, ‘I will never lie to you, Thea.'”

You can find two NEW photos of John Barrowman in “Streets Of Fire” below. You can, of course, find more photos from “Streets Of Fire” in our full gallery. Don’t miss the episode – the next to last one for Season 2 – Wednesday on The CW!


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Arrow -- "Streets of Fire" -- Image AR222b_0130b -- Pictured: John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn/Dark Archer -- Photo: Cate Cameron/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.


  1. Trish May 5, 2014 at 11:13 am -


    I’ve missed John Barrowman’s Malcolm Merlyn. I hope Thea is not the only reason he’s back, although I’m glad he came back for her. I really hope he and Oliver set aside their differences and join forces to combat Slade and avenge the brutal killing of my beloved Moira Queen. So excited to have him back. What a bad-ass!

  2. Bruce Wayne May 5, 2014 at 11:34 am -

    I knew it was Malcolm in the picture next to Nyssa, i also guesses he was gonna save her, so awesome!!!!! 😀

  3. gabby May 6, 2014 at 12:03 am -

    Can’t wait!!!! To see Thea and her real father finally have a scene together!!!

  4. The Canary May 6, 2014 at 1:44 am -

    Yewwww daddy merlyn back in town!!! At least he hasn’t lied to Thea only person that hasn’t lied which is true. 2 episodes left and it’s going to be awesome. That’s why there’s season 3 thanks to Caity Lotz, Nyssa, Deathstroke n everyone :)

    • gabby May 6, 2014 at 4:35 am -

      I agree

  5. gabby May 6, 2014 at 4:35 am -

    Is it me, or does his left eye look cross in the shot

    • 1279711 May 6, 2014 at 1:23 pm -

      I was thinking the same thing