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  • Arrow star Stephen Amell shared a photo of the Season 8 premiere featuring Colin Donnell's Tommy Merlyn. 1 / 10

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  • "Watching the premiere. Great googley woogley," he captioned the photo (above). 2 / 10

  • Donnell's return as Tommy was announced in July. 3 / 10

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  • Executive producer Marc Guggenheim promised Donnell is "not coming back as the Tommy we know." 4 / 10

  • It is unclear how Tommy will return to the Arrowverse, since he died in the Season 1 finale. 5 / 10

  • Showrunner Beth Schwartz revealed Season 8 is set largely on Earth-1... 6 / 10

  • ...which may indicate this version of Tommy is not from an alternate universe. 7 / 10

  • Time travel could be involved, though Tommy looks much different here than he did in Season 1. 8 / 10

  • We'll just have to wait until the series returns on October 15 for some much-needed answers. 9 / 10

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