‘Arrow’ season 3 spoilers: Will Malcolm Merlyn, Thea Queen skip town again?

Malcolm Merlyn -While Malcolm Merlyn may be a very dangerous man, we’ve also seen over time that he is a man with a penchant for running away from trouble. This is what he did at times throughout the second season of “Arrow,” and he may be doing so again on the upcoming January 28 episode entitled “Midnight City.”

This episode is the second one for the series airing this year, and the reasons for John Barrowman’s character to take off start and end with him wanting to avoid the wrath of Ra’s al Ghul … and the same goes for his daughter Thea. It will probably be even worse for her if Ra’s is to figure out that he actually poisoned Thea into being the one to do the killing. The CW released the synopsis for this episode this week, and you can see that below:

“Arsenal (Colton Haynes) and Diggle (David Ramsey) confront Laurel (Katie Cassidy) about trying to step into her sister’s shoes and warn her to stop before she gets herself killed. However, when Brick (guest star Vinnie Jones) kidnaps the city’s Aldermen and threatens to kill them all unless the police evacuate The Glades, it’s all suits on deck. Meanwhile, Ray (Brandon Routh) steps in to help Lance (Paul Blackthorne) and the police force fight Brick, showing Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) a new side of her boss. Malcom (John Barrowman) tells Thea (Willa Holland) that Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable) is after him and his family and they must leave town immediately.”

Is this the episode where Ray really becomes the Atom? That at least seems like a possibility, and we could ironically see almost every costumed hero show up at some point here … save for maybe Oliver Queen. While we want to believe he is alive, the show is keeping his fate quiet following “The Climb.”

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