Arrow Heads to Lian Yu in Final Midseason Finale “Purgatory”

has launched the official synopsis for “Purgatory,” the eight and last-ever midseason finale for Arrow. The episode, which is able to air on December 3, would be the final episode to air on The CW earlier than “Crisis on Infinite Earths” begins the next Sunday. In the episode, Oliver heads to Lian Yu. It isn’t but clear who he will run into, however it appears like each Oliver and the remainder of Team Arrow are up for a reasonably large struggle earlier than they settle into the occasions of “Crisis” and the fruits of their travels working for (or is it towards?) The Monitor.

The weirdest a part of all of it? According to this, Oliver “receives help from an old friend.” And the episode features a visitor look by Byron Mann — Yao Fei, the person who gave him his first hood and quiver. That’s fairly a full circle to come simply earlier than the tip of the sequence.

You can examine the official synopsis out under.

BYRON MANN GUEST STARS – Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) mission takes him to Lian Yu the place he tries to ignore the repercussions of the looming Crisis till he receives assist from an previous pal. Meanwhile, a united Team Arrow faces a recognizable villain. James Bamford directed the episode written by Rebecca Bellotto & Rebecca Rosenberg.

Arrow airs on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT, following episodes of The Flash on The CW.


In the comics, Crisis on Infinite Earths centered on a battle between the mixed superheroes (and even some villains) of the DC multiverse and an immortal, cosmic menace often called the Anti-Monitor. Like The Monitor, the Anti-Monitor shall be performed by LaMonica Garrett in the Arrowverse. As the Anti-Monitor destroys realities, he replaces their optimistic matter vitality with antimatter, rising his personal energy and sphere of affect. He was ultimately stopped by the sacrifices of a number of heroes, together with The Flash and Supergirl, in addition to the merging of a number of universes to save actuality by turning into a single, unified timeline. Fans have lengthy puzzled whether or not the occasions of “Crisis on Infinite Earths” may carry Supergirl and even Black Lightning to Earth-1, the place the remainder of the sequence happen. The crossover may also characteristic visitor appearances by Tom Welling as Clark Kent, Erica Durance as Lois Lane, John Wesley Shipp because the Flash of Earth-90, Johnathon Schaech as Jonah Hex, Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne, and Ashley Scott as The Huntress.

“Crisis on Infinite Earths” kicks off on Sunday, December eight on Supergirl, runs by way of a Monday episode of Batwoman and that Tuesday’s episode of The Flash. That would be the midseason cliffhanger, because the exhibits go on hiatus for the vacations and return on January 14 to end out the occasion with the midseason premiere of Arrow and a “special episode” of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which launches as a midseason sequence this 12 months and so is not going to have an episode on the air earlier than the Crisis.

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