With the end of the world at hand, thanks to Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), “Arrow” is staging a family reunion for none other than Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards). Tom Amandes returns to “Arrow” for the May 11 episode “Monument Point” and may be the only person who can help the team stop Darhk before it’s too late.
As for what brings Noah back into the fold, given that he and Felicity ended things on “probably the worst terms you could have” during his last appearance, Amandes tells Zap2it, “I don’t think he has a choice, quite honestly. The stuff is hitting the fan and his particular skills are needed. There isn’t much choice.”
The dire circumstances will also show Noah, technically a supervillain, in a new light.
“I think you’ll discover a side of Noah that maybe is a bit of a surprise in that he really treasures the relationship such as it is that he has with his daughter,” Amandes teases. “Despite the awful things he’s done, I think he’s looking to make that connection and to also make sure there’s still a world for his daughter to live in.”
Luckily for fans, this appearance also means getting the Smoak family together — Donna (Charlotte Ross) included.
“I will say you will not be disappointed to see the family dynamic between Felicity and her two lovely parents,” the actor says. “There’s some fun stuff if you can imagine. It’s such a loaded familiar situation that I would imagine for the writers it’s such a treat to throw anything Charlotte’s way, but to throw in evil ex-husband what could be better.”
What of Noah’s interactions with Oliver (Stephen Amell), though? According to the episode description from “Monument Point,” “Noah and Oliver have a heart to heart talk that leaves Oliver rattled.”
While Amandes won’t spoil what is said between the two men who love Felicity in their own ways, he does see similarities in the two men.
“I think there are some parallels in the dual lives each of them has lived over the years,” he explains. “There’s certainly come lessons that each could teach the other and that really goes to the gist of conversations they have.”
“Arrow” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.