As Arrow prepares to launch its eighth and final season, The CW is hyping up one of the many familiar faces returning for the show's swan song.
Titled "Welcome to Hong Kong," the episode sees the return of Tatsu, the Arrowverse's incarnation of the Japanese superhero Katana, portrayed by Rila Fukushima. The character will join Oliver Queen, John Diggle and Laurel Lance as they continue their mission for The Monitor. The episode's official synopsis from the network is below.
“Welcome to Hong Kong” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
THE RETURN OF TATSU – Oliver (Stephen Amell), John (David Ramsey), Laurel (Katie Cassidy Rogers), and Tatsu (guest star Rila Fukushima) seek out an important person within The Monitor’s (guest star LaMonica Garrett) plan. Connor (Joseph David Jones) has a heart to heart with his brother (guest star Charlie Barnett). Antonio Negret directed the episode written by Jill Blankenship & Sarah Tarkoff (#802). Original airdate 10/22/2019.
First appearing during flashback sequences in Season 3, Tatsu played a major role in helping Ollie develop his own superhero identity while in Hong Kong. Fukushima's return to the series was confirmed by star Stephen Amell in August.
Returning Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 9 p.m. 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, Katie Cassidy as Black Siren, Katherine McNamara as Mia Smoak, Joseph David-Jones as Connor Hawke and Ben Lewis as William Clayton-Queen.