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Arrow's John Barrowman Promises  'The Best of Brutal Times' for Thea, Hints at Lighter Duds for Dark Archer

There are similarities between Torchwood‘s Captain Jack and Arrow‘s Malcolm Merlyn, John Barrowman noted during his visit to TVLine’s San Diego Comic-Con video suite.

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Chatting with Michael Ausiello, Barrowman drew the aforementioned parallel, and then got down to Arrow business, first revealing the scene he “can’t wait” to film. (Let’s just say that it will set the stage for what he promises to be “the best of brutal times” for the pretty woman who climbed into Malcolm’s limo in the finale.)

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Now a series regular on Arrow, Barrowman also teases Malcolm’s (possible) new role as puppet-master, and then he shares an inside look at the claustrophobic confines of his Dark Archer ensemble — and how a special favor he called in might “trim down” Malcolm’s get-up.