Since The Flash Season 2 finale, fans have been wondering how the “Flashpoint” caused by Barry Allen traveling back in time to save his mother, Nora Allen, will effect sister series Arrow. One possibility is that a long dead friend may return.
The “Flashpoint” timeline may be one where Oliver Queen’s best friend, Tommy Merlyn, didn’t die saving Laurel Lance during The Glades Earthquake.
“I can’t tell you how many people I’ve talked to about the possibility and how it could possibly happen,” Colin Donnell, the actor who plays Tommy, told TV Line when the topic was brought to his attention. “It’s not out of the realm of possibility.”
Of course, just because conversations have been had doesn’t mean that it’s a sure thing. Far from it. However, “Flashpoint” is just the kind of alternate reality storyline that provides a unique opportunity to see old friends in a new light. If Arrow ever wanted to revisit Tommy and his relationships with Oliver and Laurel, this seems like the perfect opportunity to do so.
In Arrow Season 5, “Newly appointed Mayor Oliver Queen finds himself challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City. With Diggle back in the military and Thea adamant about hanging up her hood as Speedy, Team Green Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity – but they’re no longer the only vigilantes in town. Green Arrow’s public defeat of Damien Darhk at the end of Season Four has inspired a new crop of masked heroes to step up and defend the city, though their painful inexperience makes them obstacles, rather than allies, in the field. The arrival of a deadly new adversary will force Oliver to confront questions about his own legacy, both as mayor and as the Green Arrow.”
Arrow returns to the CW on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. ET.
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