When Arrow comes back tonight, they may be gaining a Katie Cassidy's Laurel Lance, but they've already lost Madison McLaughlin's Artemis -- and Mr. Terrific is shaken to his core. It's just the latest in a string of bad things to happen to the good folks of Team Arrow in the first half of the season.
And when things start up, we'll see Curtis (Mr. Terrific) hitting rock bottom while Evelyn (Artemis) is off the table for a bit. What's next for her? Well, executive producer Marc Guggenheim was reluctant to say.
"You know, it has sort of played out, like we haven't seen the last of Artemis, but at the same time, there's not a lot for us as writers or the characters to do with the fact that Artemis betrayed them," Guggenheim told ComicBook.com. "It happened. It's sort of over, and they've got some other, bigger problems that are coming their way. You haven't seen the last of Artemis, but in the short term, they've got some other fish to fry."
That said, Guggenheim was proud of the little details they planted early on to suggest that Evelyn's character was no joke. Echo Kellum's Curtis Holt towered over her, but when the pair were sparring in the Arrowcave in an early episode this season, she was winning with ease.
"It actually spoke to her storyline and it also speaks to Curtis's storyline and you'll start to see this more in the mid-season premiere," Guggenheim said. "If you've been watching the first nine episodes, he does have a tendency to get his ass kicked, as we kind of promised. As far as I'm concerned, turning Curtis Holt into a superhero is probably the biggest turn we've ever done on the show. Even more so than turning Laurel into the Black Canary. To my way of thinking, the only way you really earn that is if you show how difficult it is, and that means that Curtis ends up getting his ass kicked quite a bit. I think in episode 10, the mid-season premiere, he kind of hits bottom as far as his self-esteem is concerned, especially in light of the ultimatum that Paul gave him. Starting with episode 10 is his turn, I think, really more towards the Mr. Terrific we know from the comics."
That episode airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
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The midseason premiere of Arrow, "Who Are You?," will air Wednesday, January 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.