"Arrow" previews the first appearance of Helena Bertinelli a.k.a. the Huntress (Jessica De Gouw) in a promo video for an upcoming episode. Oliver encounters the mysterious woman, whom he can finally be himself with, without knowing her dangerous activity.
In the sneak-peek video, Helena is seen telling Oliver to be careful with her father, mob boss Frank Bertinelli. Just when Oliver seemingly grows some feelings for her, he learns her alter ego, which comes to a clash with Arrow in her own personal mission of vengeance.
"Arrow" will take a-week hiatus and return with the new episode titled "Muse of Fire" on Wednesday, November 28 at 8/7c on The CW. Also in the said outing, Tommy is blindsided by an unfortunate turn of events and turns to Laurel for support.
Dishing on Oliver and Helena's encounter, executive producer Andrew Kreisber recently said, "When you watch the episode, someone close to Oliver is almost killed by the Huntress' actions and that sets him on his quest."
He further explained the significance of Helena's arrival, "Everything is about the mission and righting his father's wrongs. And it's only until he bumps into this sad, damaged, angry but beautiful woman that he realizes how lonely he is and the toll that lying to everybody in his life is taking."