The CW's breakout hit 'Arrow' won't return for its 2014 premiere "Blast Radius" until next Wednesday, but fans needn't wait any longer for a preview of Oliver's new mission, and an update on the love lightning-struck Barry Allen. See what's keeping Oliver up nights in the first official clip from January 15 installment "Blast Radius"!
Following Barry's little accident at the climax of midseason finale "Three Ghosts," it would seem the Central City junior forensic analyst has understandably fallen into a coma, while Felicity visits him and leaves Oliver to worry. And worry he does, given that none of the lower-ranking criminals have intel on a man in a skull mask, or the larger danger he poses to Starling City with his "Mirakuru" drug.
Here’s what The CW has to say of the January 15 installment:
ARROW HUNTS DOWN SHRAPNEL — Oliver must tackle a new threat to the city when bombs start to go off in Starling City. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) discovers the person setting them off is Mark Sheffner (guest star Sean Maher), a man who goes by the nickname Shrapnel. Arrow discovers Shrapnel’s next target is Sebastian Blood’s (guest star Kevin Alejandro) “Unity Rally” and tries to talk the alderman out of hosting it, but he refuses. Arrow sets off to stop the bombing, but Shrapnel tricks him and traps him in a bomb-laced antique store where he is unable to move without setting off the device. While Felicity helps Oliver, Diggle (David Ramsey) races to the plaza to find the bomb before it goes off.
Meanwhile, Roy (Colton Haynes) continues to hide his new strength from Thea (Willa Holland) but, after she witnesses his super strength in action at the rally, she demands answers. Laurel’s (Katie Cassidy) suspicions about Sebastian grow stronger once she learns that he grew up with Cyrus Gold, the man who killed Lance’s (Paul Blackthorne) partner. After Donner (guest Star Dylan Bruce) refuses to help her investigate, she turns to Arrow (Stephen Amell) for help.
So, what do we think? Will Felicity be the one to flash Barry out of his slumber? How long until Oliver learns who's really pulling Brother Blood's strings? Check out what has the vigilante freaking out in the "Blast Radius" clip above, and tell us what you want to see when 'Arrow' returns next Wednesday with its 2014 premiere!