During the “Arrow” hiatus, fans need to console themselves in any way possible. Two videos — one a promo for the Jan. 15 episode, “Blast Radius,” and the second a look at the stunt work on “Arrow” — might help with this. Watch them here to find out for sure.
“Blast Radius” finds Oliver (Stephen Amell) dealing with a new threat to Starling City — bombs are exploding. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) discovers the culprit is Mark Sheffer (guest star Sean Maher, “Firefly”), a man also known as Shrapnel. When Oliver discovers that Shrapnel’s newest target is Sebastian Blood (Kevin Alejandro), the two men argue about the appropriate actions. The result lands the Arrow in a booby-trapped antique shop, unable to move.
Meanwhile in the episode, Roy (Colton Haynes) tries to hide his new strength from Thea (Willa Holland), and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) finds her suspicions about Blood growing stronger.
In the second video, James “Bam Bam” Bamford, the “Arrow” stunt coordinator, explains how they choreographed the fight between the Canary and the Dollmaker.
Caity Lotz‘s stunt double for these scenes, Atlin Mitchell, is more than a little impressive in her moves.
“Arrow” returns with new episodes starting on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. on The CW.