Were you as excited by the pilot of “Arrow” on Wednesday as we were? In our mind, the show really offered just about everything we were expecting from a superhero drama and then some: action, mystery, and even just the tiniest bit of hope that there could be romance coming up down the line for Oliver Queen.
So how can The CW top one of their best pilots since their inception? Let’s say that their strategy may just be by introducing one of the DC Comics story’s most iconic villains in China White. The second episode of the season is entitled “Honor The Father,” and here is the official synopsis for what you can expect:
“Oliver (Stephen Amell) heads to the courthouse to get his death certificate repealed and is pleasantly surprised to run into Laurel (Katie Cassidy), who is there prosecuting Martin Somers (guest star Ty Olsson), a criminal with ties to the Chinese Triad. Oliver recognizes Martin’s name from his father’s book and sets his sights on taking him down. Martin orders the Triad to ‘take care of’ Laurel so they send their top mercenary – China White (Kelly Hu) – after her, an act that culminates in a battle between Arrow and China White. Meanwhile, Moira (Susanna Thompson) and Walter (guest star Colin Salmon) ask Oliver to take over the company.”
When it comes to one of the guest stars in this episode in Ty Olsson, there is a rather interesting connection in that he is also a part of the show immediately following “Arrow” in “Supernatural,” where he is playing the part of potential villain Benny. The promo below does not really show him off at all, but it does put plenty of its emphasis on both Oliver and China as it looks like a thoroughly entertaining showdown is brewing.