Oliver Queen may be dead, but Starling City still needs saving. The CW has released the official synopsis for the January 28 episode of Arrow, titled “Midnight City.”
The episode introduces actor Vinnie Jones as Brick, another in the line of villains seeking to fill the power vacuum. It’s all suits on deck for these costumed heroes, including the newly costumed Laurel Lance who has finally taken up her sister’s mantle as Black Canary.
Meanwhile, Ray Palmer aids the SCPD, and Malcolm Merlyn attempts to leave Starling alongside Thea under the threat of Ra’s al Ghul.
“Midnight City” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, V) (HDTV)
SUIT UP — 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. Malcolm (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. Nick Copus directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Ben Sokolowski (#311). Original airdate 1/28/2015.
There’s no mention of Oliver Queen, meaning The Arrow be missing out on all of the action as fans eagerly await the character’s resurrection via one Lazarus Pit.
“Midnight City” is part of the Black Canary trilogy that will see Laurel’s transformation into the fishnet-wearing heroine comicbook fans have grown to know and love. Of course, Laurel’s metamorphosis into the character may seem a tad bit premature, considering she’s only had a couple of boxing lessons from Ted “Wildcat” Grant. Do you know of any hero whose journey has been painless? Rest assured, this Canary has yet to learn that a mask, indeed, is not a hero’s make.
Get a glimpse of Jones’s performance as Brick in the extended trailer for “Left Behind,” the midseason premiere of Arrow below: