It seems as though the Arrow writers are planning a family reunion for the series finalé as Paul Blackthorne, aka Captain Quentin Lance, has been confirmed to be returning for the Season 8 finalé.
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Blackthorne portrayed Quentin Lance, the father of Laurel and Sara Lance, for the first six seasons of the show from 2012-2017 before meeting a grisly fate at the hands of Ricardo Diaz while protecting his doppelganger daughter Black Siren.
However, it seems as though the former SCPD Captain will be making one final appearance either from beyond the grave or in a flashback in the Arrowverse’s series finalé.
Quentin’s main storylines involved alcoholism, the multiple losses of his two daughters and going from an enemy to an ally of Oliver Queen and his team.
As well as a returning character on Arrow, Blackthorne also made guest appearances as Lance on both The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as well as portraying his Earth-X doppelganger the Sturmbannführer during the 2017 crossover event Crisis on Earth-X.
Blackthorne’s return announcement comes several days after the confirmation that Emily Bett Rickards will be reprising her role as Felicity Smoak also in the series finalé.
It is unclear how significant Blackthorne’s role will be, especially considering how Katie Cassidy Rogers, who portrays Laurel Lance, is only slated in a recurring role.
With Willa Holland, Colton Haynes, Susanna Thompson, and John Barrowman also making return appearances during Arrow’s final season, it seems as if Marc Guggenheim and the writers are looking to reflect on the pioneer show’s greatest hits over the past eight seasons.
Arrow is currently airing its final season every Tuesday at 9 pm on The CW in the U.S. and every Wednesday at 8 pm on Sky One.