Guggenheim Discusses “Arrow’s” 100th Episode And The Return of Captain Cold

by Julian Bartlett
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During a press event earlier today Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim talked a little bit about how Leonard Snart would be rejoining the fray and he also was nothing less than excitable about the upcoming 100th episode of Arrow. After his demise during the finale of Legends many already knew that Captain Cold would be back sometime soon. Wentworth Miller had already announced that he had signed on to be back in multiple show’s in CW’s Arrowverse. Today Guggenheim confirmed to reporters when Miller would be making his comeback.

“You’ll see Wentworth Miller back in ‘Legends” mideason finale, episode 208.”

Captain Cold has already been added to the line-up of villains featured in the Legion of Doom. What a fitting way for Miller to bring his character back to his evil roots, and at such an especially frosty time off the year nonetheless. Cold will not be the only familiar face in the Legion. Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), and Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher) will all be on the roster as well.



Speaking of familiar faces, Merlyn and Darhk will also be making appearances in the 100th episode of Arrow. The episode will take place over a four-show, mega-sized, cross-over event featuring Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. Guggenheim wanted to assure Arrow fans that even with all the mayhem going on that our favorite Emerald Archer will still be the focus of the show.

“Greg came up with an idea — I don’t want to spoil it — that really does allow us to have our cake and eat it too,” Guggenheim said. “I haven’t seen the episode all cut together yet, but it has some incredibly iconic moments. It is a love letter to the show. It draws on all previous 99 episodes. Everyone who we could have in the episode, from a scheduling point of view, is in the episode. Even the people we couldn’t have, because of conflicting schedules, are represented. At the same time, you’ve got Flash and Supergirl, and that’s an enormous amount of fun.”

“There’s one moment in it that I think is probably Stephen’s finest performance to date,” Guggenheim said,. “This one scene, that really has two moments within the one scene, it will break your heart. It’ll take your heart, pull it out, stomp it on the floor. It’s very, very affecting. It’s all on Stephen’s back, and it’s incredible.”

All the team-ups across the Arrowverse so far have been a thing of beauty to watch. Knowing there is going to be a four-show crossover featuring many of my favorite DC characters is extremely exciting. So what characters would you like to see pop up in the future, heroes or villains?


Catch Arrow Wednesday at 8/7c and Legends of Tomorrow Thursdays at 8/7c on the CW

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