Description For ARROW’s Mid-Season Premiere Promises The Introduction Of Another Comic Book Villain


shrapnelWe’re only a few short weeks away from Arrow‘s return. After a thrilling mid-season finale, the wait until January 15th has been rather tough. The second part of the fantastic second season of the hit show will return with an episode entitled Blast Radius, and it features yet another character from the comics.

We had heard that Firefly alum Sean Maher had signed on for a villainous role this season, and the return episode will see the introduction of Mark Sheffer aka Shrapnel. Little is known about Mark Scheffer‘s past and how he became Shrapnel, but the man of metal has super human strength and a body consisting of hundreds of pieces of an organic-metallic substance that can be projected into explosive bursts. While it doesn’t sound like Arrow will go that exact comic book route, we can definitely expect an explosive episode with a fresh take on the rogue. GreenArrowTV.Com has the detailed rundown of the episode, so if you don’t want to know anything that could spoil the episode don’t read any further.

ARROW HUNTS DOWN SHRAPNEL — Oliver must tackle a new threat to the city when bombs start to go off in Starling City. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) discovers the person setting them off is Mark Sheffer (guest star Sean Maher), a man who goes by the nickname Shrapnel. Arrow discovers Shrapnel’s next target is Sebastian Blood’s (guest star Kevin Alejandro) “Unity Rally” and tries to talk the alderman out of hosting it, but he refuses. Arrow sets off to stop the bombing, but Shrapnel tricks him and traps him in a bomb-laced antique store where he is unable to move without setting off the device. While Felicity helps Oliver, Diggle (David Ramsey) races to the plaza to find the bomb before it goes off. Meanwhile, Roy (Colton Haynes) continues to hide his new strength from Thea (Willa Holland) but, after she witnesses his super strength in action at the rally, she demands answers. Laurel’s (Katie Cassidy) suspicions about Sebastian grow stronger once she learns that he grew up with Cyrus Gold, the man who killed Lance’s (Paul Blackthorne) partner. After Donner (guest star Dylan Bruce) refuses to help her investigate, she turns to Arrow (Stephen Amell) for help. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Jake Coburn & Keto Shimizu (#210).

Sounds like we’re going to get some interesting developments with Roy as well. The mid-season finale blew things wide open, so it will be interesting to see what gets picked up on with he first episode back. What do you think about the description for Blast Radius?

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