During a recent Facebook Q&A with fans, Arrow star Stephen Amell was asked to describe a handful of upcoming episodes in just one word.
And he came through, with answers just tantalizingly vague enough to get comments going.
"Duel. Fallout. Ring," he told a fan who asked the question.
Of course, it's fairly easy to speculate that "duel" will talk about the showdown between Amell's character, Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, and that of John Barrowman, who plays Malcolm Merlyn. With a major storyline every year, a new comic book miniseries in which he's the star, and the revelation that his death could save Thea's life coming at the end of the last episode, this week promises the first major head-to-head showdown between Oliver and Merlyn since the end of Season One. Of course, don't be surprised if the duel actually ends up being between Tatsu and Nyssa, who fought briefly last week, or between any combination of those four characters (Oliver, Merlyn, Nyssa, Tatsu), just to throw you off.
"Fallout" could be the fallout from that -- or from really anything that happens in this week's episode. Certainly the revelation (again, at the end of this week's episode) that The Calculator is Felicity's father is something that's likely to have longer-lasting ramifications.
And "Ring." That's one that's tricky. There have been reports from the set of fans who saw the "Olicity wedding" being shot...and then a recent comment by Amell that the wedding episode was "coming up." Still, when we saw Felicity in the midseason premiere's flash-forward scene, she wasn't wearing her engagement ring, let alone a wedding band, so it's just as likely that the wedding episode could result in Oliver and Felicity breaking up as tying the knot. In another question, after all, he said that his most challenging scene ever was coming up soon...!
Arrow airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Wednesdays on The CW.