Welcome back, Arrow alums
Final season, time for some homecomings! Arrow is bringing back many familiar faces to help close the book on Oliver Queen’s story. Here’s who you can expect to see in the 10-episode-long eighth season. (There’s still no word yet on an appearance from the Huntress, but we haven’t lost hope!)
The swan-song season premieres Oct. 15 at 9 p.m. ET on the CW.
Emily Bett Rickards
The Felicity actress, who left the show at the end of season 7, is returning for the series finale.
Last seen: “You Have Saved This City” (Season 7, Episode 22)
Oliver will cross paths with Doig’s Talia al Ghul in the third episode of the final season.
Last seen: “The Demon” (Season 7, Episode 5)
Holland, who left the show in season 6, is returning to recur as Oliver’s capable sister Thea Queen.
Last seen: “Emerald Archer” (Season 7, Episode 12)
The Wu Assassins and Expanse star will reprise his role as Yao Fei, Oliver Queen’s mentor who trained and helped him survive when he first landed on Lian Yu.
Last seen: “Missing” (Season 5, Episode 22)
The Malcolm Merlyn actor — whose character has been dead since the season 5 finale — teased his return on Instagram with a shot of his chair on the set of Arrow.
Last seen: “Elseworlds, Part 2” (season 7, episode 9)
Fukushima will reprise her role as Tatsu Yamashiro/Katana in season 8’s second episode, which is an “ode to season 3,” according to star Stephen Amell.
Last seen: “Unchained” (season 4, episode 12)
According to GreenArrowTV.com, Thompson, who played Moira Queen in the show’s first two seasons, will make an appearance in the season premiere, “Starling City.”
Last seen: “Lian Yu” (season 5, episode 23)
In the season premiere, Segarra’s Adrian Chase “comes back in a different way than expected,” showrunner/EP Beth Schwartz told EW.
Last seen: “Fundamentals” (season 6, episode 18)