Warning: Some huge spoilers follow.
Wendy Mericle, in an interview with TVGuide, has revealed some new details on the circumstances of Katie Cassidy’s guest return during Arrow’s fifth season. (There’s other information in that interview as well.) However, one comment in particular appears to suggest exactly how she’ll return, but it’s pretty spoilery.
Asked whether there were any ways we might see Cassidy back outside of flashbacks, Mericle says that they are “excited” to have her back, before going on to say the following:
You will see in the episodes where she appears – Episode 510 definitely, our midseason premiere. Keep your eyes out for that. We’re so excited about getting to work with her again and her willingness to come back. It’s one of the fun parts of the show. People can leave and get killed and you can still find new and crazy ways for them to come back. I can definitely tell you that there’s a way we’re going to bring her back and she’s going to be alive and well. And Flashpoint might have a little bit to do with that.
The suggestion that Laurel is “alive and well” when she returns in episode 5×10 is an interesting one. Though The Flash is doing Flashpoint this season, it would be incredibly surprising if that were to extend into Arrow. If Mericle is telling the truth, then the show’s handling of this could be fascinating.
Arrow returns to Sky 1 on Wednesday, October 26th at 8pm.