'Arrow': The CW releases preview for season 7 episode 2 'The Longbow Hunters'

We were teased about a Longbow Hunters appearance in the season 6 finale, and even with their brief appearance in the trailer, we still don't know when they will make their debut


                            'Arrow': The CW releases preview for season 7 episode 2 'The Longbow Hunters'

The CW has released a new preview for the second episode, "The Longbow Hunters", of Arrow's seventh season. After the season premiere, it is safe to say that 'Arrow' has started with a bang, with Oliver, played by Stephen Amell, adapting to his Slabside prison life in pretty major ways. Meanwhile, on the outside, the remainder of the team is still a target of Ricardo Diaz, played by Kirk Acevedo. This could get a little dangerous.



 

"The idea now is: If Oliver’s in prison, is he actually more protected than the team?” Emily Bett Rickards, who plays Felicity in 'Arrow,' said of Team Arrow's battle in an interview earlier this year to ComicBook.com. “The rest of the team is all going to be in danger as well. Where that puts Felicity and William... I mean, we can only do so much to protect them."



 

As the title of the episode hints, we can expect an appearance from the Longbow Hunters, an eclectic team of villains consisting of Red Dart played by Holly Elissa, Kodiac played by Michael Jonsson, and the Silencer played by Miranda Edwards. We were teased about this in the season 6 finale, and even with their brief appearance in the trailer, we still don't know how and when they will make their debut.



 

"There are a number of characters on the show that I would like to interact with right now that I’m not being given the opportunity to interact with, the Longbow Hunters among them," Amell admitted in a recent interview with ComicBook.com. "I love the idea that we set them up in the finale and we’re starting to pay them off in the early part of this season. I also like that we carried over a villain. Having that dynamic is interesting. That was probably the most interesting thing."

Below is the synopsis for "The Longbow Hunters."

"FELICITY IS DETERMINED TO FIND DIAZ AT ANY COST — In order to track down Diaz (Kirk Acevedo) from inside prison, Oliver (Stephen Amell) realizes that will require aligning with an old enemy.

Meanwhile, in Star City, Felicity’s (Emily Bett Rickards) attempts to root out Diaz are thwarted by Diggle (David Ramsey), whose allegiance to ARGUS now requires him to keep civilians like her on the outs. Realizing that she can no longer rely on her old team or old methods, a clear-eyed Felicity resolves to find a new way to go after Diaz.

Laura Belsey directed the episode written by Jill Blankenship & Rebecca Bellotto."

Episode two, 'The Longbow Hunter,' will air October 22 on The CW.