While Moira's acquittal on "Arrow" was a surprise big enough to shock her entire family, the show saved its best for last. In just a few moments, the whole season was turned on its head, and the road forward was changed irrevocably. After escaping a certain guilty verdict, Moira was taken to a remote part of the city. There, she was stunned to see Malcolm Merlyn.
"They said you were dead," she said. But Buddy TV's Carla Day wasn't surprised at all. "Since this summer, it was pretty clear that Malcolm didn't die on the roof. The mystery was when would Malcolm return, not if he would return," she said. "With Malcolm back in town, it will be interesting to see how he reacts to whatever Blood is doing. Is it possible that the Dark Archer and Arrow could work together to bring down an enemy of the city? That would be quite intriguing.”
Earlier, Moira had admitted to her children that she had slept with Malcolm many years ago. Malcolm had been following her case closely, and convincing the jury to let her off was only one part of what he was up to. “Imagine my joy at learning that Thea is my daughter," he said. It was clearly the last thing Moira wanted him to discover. That reveal surprised Collider's Dave Trumbore. He was sure the secret was going to be that Malcolm was Oliver's father.
"Arrow" airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.
TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.
BEFORE YOU GO
How to vote
Vote-by-mail ballot request deadline: Varies by state
For the Nov 3 election: States are making it easier for citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the coronavirus. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. Visit your state election office website to find out if you can vote by mail.Get more information
In-person early voting dates: Varies by state
Sometimes circumstances make it hard or impossible for you to vote on Election Day. But your state may let you vote during a designated early voting period. You don't need an excuse to vote early. Visit your state election office website to find out whether they offer early voting.My Election Office
General Election: Nov 3, 2020
Polling hours on Election Day: Varies by state/localityMy Polling Place