Arrow Season 8 Photo Reveals an Uneasy Reunion

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It looks like Oliver Queen is in for one awkward family reunion when Arrow returns for Season 8.

In a new photo unveiled by IGN, Oliver is seen standing in Queen manor and behind him stands his mother Moira (Susanna Thompson) and his first nemesis, Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman). The photo is from the first episode of the final season, titled "Starling City."

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While it is unclear how the two deceased characters will be returning, judging by Oliver's face, it looks like this is either some sort of self-aware flashback or perhaps an alternate reality created by The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett).

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Thompson and Barrowman are not the only familiar faces stopping by Arrow for its curtain call. Colin Donnell and Josh Segarra, who play Tommy Merlyn and Adrian "Prometheus" Chase, respectively, will be reprising their roles for Season 8 of the superhero drama. Rila Fukushima will also return as Tatsu Yamashiro, aka Katana.

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Returning Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 9 pm ET/PT on The CW, Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Rick Gonzalez as Wild Dog, Juliana Harkavy as Black Canary, Colton Haynes as Arsenal and Katie Cassidy as Black Siren.

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