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'Arrow' Season 3 Premiere Preview: Oliver Searches For An Identity Beyond The Arrow, Brandon Routh Debuts

Brandon Routh debuts as Ray Palmer tonight on Arrow. Photo Credit: Cate Cameron/The CW
The third season of Arrow premieres on Wednesday, October 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. The episode is titled "The Calm."

With crime in Starling City at an all-time low thanks to the Arrow (Stephen Amell) and his team, Oliver thinks he can finally balance being both the Arrow and Oliver Queen and asks Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) out on a date. However, when a new villain (guest star Peter Stormare) emerges, who has claimed the name Vertigo from the recently deceased Count, Oliver is caught off-guard and someone close to him is hurt. Oliver and a newly suited up Roy (Colton Haynes) take on the Count.

Meanwhile, Diggle (David Ramsey) becomes a father, Lance (Paul Blackthorne) is promoted to Captain, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) joins Arrow's inner circle and Felicity gets a part-time job at a tech store to make ends meet. Also, Oliver fights to regain his company, Queen Consolidated, but comes up against a very worthy opponent - the charming Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh).

Watch a sneak peek of the episode below:





Glen Winter directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Marc Guggenheim & Jake Coburn.

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