If “Arrow” had an alternate name, it would be called “Resurrection”, or at least “All Hail the Lazarus Pit”. I say this – mostly in jest – because “Arrow” is bring another character back from the dead this week in the episode titled “Brotherhood”.
While Thea (Willa Holland) and Sara (Caity Lotz) needed the help of the Lazarus Pit to bring them back, this character doesn't need magic, he needs discovery. Much like Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), who was thought to be dead until Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Curtis (Echo Kellum) discovered his message, this character was also only presumed dead.
Who is this mysterious character, now returning to the land of the living? Andrew Diggle, John Diggle's believed-to-be-dead brother. Andy is played by Eugene Byrd, whose acting credits include “Bones”, “8 Mile”, “Heroes”, and previous flashback episodes of “Arrow”.
According to John Diggle (David Ramsey), Andy was killed by Deadshot (Michael Rowe). Diggle held a vendetta against Deadshot for years because he couldn't understand why Deadshot would kill his brother. In the season three episode called “Suicidal Tendencies”, Deadshoot confesses to John that he was hired to kill Andy by an organization called “H.I.V.E.”.
This season, John Diggle and Captain Lance (Paul Blackthorne) put the pieces together and realize that Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) had Andy killed. Darhk gave Captain Lance a file in last week's episode that revealed the so-called “truth” about why Darhk had Andy killed.
As the IBT points out, all of that seems to be a cover up, as John Diggle discovers the shocking truth about his brother in the preview below.
“Arrow” airs Wednesdays at 8/7C on The CW.