The promo for next week’s Arrow episode 1×16 “Dead To Rights” has been released.

Yes, you saw that correctly. That’s Deadshot returning, seemingly from the dead, in that promo. Apparently an arrow through the eye isn’t fatal after all. It appears that there will be some serious action involving our two favorite Merlyns’, and we can’t wait. As we saw in the 1×16 “Dead To Rights” stills, it appears something very bad happens to Malcolm, and because of our undying love of John Barrowman, we hope it isn’t fatal. We really doubt that the Arrow producers would do such a thing this early in the show anyway.

Here are the stills and synopsis:

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DEADSHOT RETURNS — Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) learn that Deadshot (guest star Michael Rowe) is still alive and his next target is Malcolm (John Barrowman). Malcolm invites Tommy (Colin Donnell) to attend a benefit honoring Malcolm for his work with Starling City but Tommy refuses to attend. Oliver encourages his friend to mend his relationship with his father while he can. Meanwhile, Oliver struggles to balance his new relationship with McKenna (Janina Gavankar) and his duties as Arrow. Katie Cassidy, Paul Blackthorne and Susanna Thompson also star. Glen Winter directed the episode written by Geoff Johns (#116).

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