Arrow Season Three Premiere Synopsis Released

The CW have released the official description/synopsis for Arrow's upcoming third-season premiere, "The Calm."

The episode marks the first appearance of Ray Palmer, played by Superman Returns star Brandon Routh, of the new Vertigo, played by Peter Stormare, and of the Arsenal costume for Roy Harper. It's written by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg with a script by Marc Guggenheim and Jake Coburn, and was directed by Glen Winter.

You can check out the official synopsis below:

“The Calm” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, V) (HDTV)

OLIVER SEARCHES FOR AN IDENTITY BEYOND THE ARROW — With crime in Starling City at an all-time low thanks to the Arrow (Stephen Amell) and his team, Oliver thinks he can finally balance being both the Arrow and Oliver Queen and asks Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) out on a date. However, when a new villain (guest star Peter Stormare) emerges, who has claimed the name Vertigo from the recently deceased Count, Oliver is caught off-guard and someone close to him is hurt. Oliver and a newly suited up Roy (Colton Haynes) take on the Count. Meanwhile, Diggle (David Ramsey) becomes a father, Lance (Paul Blackthorne) is promoted to Captain, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) joins Arrow’s inner circle and Felicity gets a part-time job at a tech store to make ends meet. Also, Oliver fights to regain his company, Queen Consolidated, but comes up against a very worthy opponent – the charming Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh). Glen Winter directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Marc Guggenheim & Jake Coburn (#301). Original airdate 10/8/2014.

The schedule for The CW also revealed that in addition to airing on Tuesday, October 7, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, The Flash will have an encore presentation of its pilot episode, "City of Heroes,"  immediatley following Arrow on Wednesday, October 8.

Arrow will air at 8 p.m. ET/PT that night, while The Flash will air at 9 p.m.