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Entertainment Weekly


Here's who's returning for Arrow's final season

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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.
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Willa Holland

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)
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Byron Mann

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)
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John Barrowman

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)
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Rila Fukushima

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)
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Susanna Thompson

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) 
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Colin Donnell

Donnell is “not coming back as the Tommy we know,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim told EW about the Chicago Med alum's appearance in the season 8 premiere.  Last seen: "Living Proof" (Season 7, Episode 21)
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Josh Segarra

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)