Arrow's 50th Episode Promises A Bit Of Magic

By Eric Eisenberg 3 months ago discussion comments
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Television shows like to celebrate certain milestones. It may be that network TV is a fragile medium, but every time a series hits 50, 100 and/or - if lucky - 200 episodes, shows like to do something special for the fans. Arrow is no different. The superhero serial is starting its third season this year, and that will include the airing of the 50th episode. We don't really know too much about what will happen plot-wise, but we do now have a title:


That Tweet, as you can probably tell, comes from Arrow writer Marc Guggenheim, who is co-writing the 50th episode of the show with Wendy Mericle (who has eight writing credits on the show so far). We know that the milestone will be the fourth episode of the season, and that it will be called "The Magician." But what does that mean? Could be a reference to Zatanna Zatara, a superhero who possesses real magic, and is also a stage magician?:

Zatanna

In the comics she is a member of the Justice League, and Arrow actually wouldn't be her first live action appearance. Zatanna was a recurring character in the final three seasons of Smallville, played by Serinda Swan. She is perhaps the perfect level of superhero to be introduced to Arrow and then simply exist in the universe - ready to come back in whenever needed.

Given the fact that John Barrowman is included in the Tweet, the real answer to the puzzle may not be that interesting. It's very possible that this title is simply a reference to Malcolm Merlyn (get it? Merlin/Merlyn?). Or maybe it's pointing towards Ra's al Ghul. We need more information!

After finishing its second season earlier this spring and concluding with Oliver Queen being victorious over Deathstroke and his army, Arrow will be coming back for Season 3 on Wednesday, October 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET on CW. No longer the only superhero show on the network, the series is being joined by the spin-off Flash this fall. It will be making it's world premiere one day earlier, set to start airing at 8:00 on Tuesdays beginning October 7th.
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