'Arrow' Season 7 Episode 11 May Have Teased the Return of a Prison Villain

There’s a new threat facing the team in Arrow Season 7, and while the villain’s identity is still a mystery, we have a feeling it could be a someone from Oliver’s past. Who’s stalking Laurel in Episode 11? Could it be a stalker who followed her from Earth-2? Or something worse?

Spoilers for Arrow Season 7 Episode 11 below.

In “Past Sins,” Laurel comes face-to-face with Brett Collins, the drunk driver who killed her father on Earth-2. That comes as a surprise since Laurel killed Brett using her meta powers, but it seems he may have somehow survived and followed her into another dimension.

She then finds threatening notes in her office and on her car and assumes he’s the one leaving them. “I found you. I can get to you anywhere,” the first says. “I’m coming for you,” the second reads.

However, it turns out that Earth-2 Brett Collins did die years ago, and the Brett she sees is from this Earth. This Earth’s Laurel Lance, who she’s pretending to be, was a vigilante, and this Brett has a history of anti-vigilante violence. With one Brett dead and the other locked up, Laurel thinks her problems are over.

She’s wrong. When Dinah leaves work, she finds another note in her car: “One by one, I’ll kill you all.”

It looks like someone’s coming after the team and anyone who has ever been a vigilante (or is pretending to be someone who was), but who is this stalker?

The Season 7 Episode 12 promo (above) shows that there’s someone going around in a military-like exo-suit hunting vigilantes. Then, Arrow Season 7 Episode 13 is titled “Star City Slayer,” and according to The CW’s official description, a serial killer targets the team.

THE TEAM IS TARGETED — Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are disappointed after they learn that William (guest star Jack Moore) is hiding something from them. Wanting to focus on his family, Oliver steps back from his Green Arrow duties and lets the team take over tracking down a serial killer. However, when the team becomes targets for the killer, things take a bloody turn.

Is this the same killer from Episode 12? It’s possible, since the description makes it seem like the team has already been trying to track down the killer, which would fit if it’s an ongoing storyline from a previous episode.

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Is Stanley back and targeting Oliver and the team?

DC Comics fans will recognize Episode 713’s title as the name given to serial killer Stanley Dover. Oliver met Stanley when he was in Slabside earlier this season. Though Stanley originally claimed he was innocent and in prison for crimes he didn’t commit, that was a lie. He did kill those people, but he insisted they deserved it.

A Green Arrow fanboy, Stanley thought he and Oliver were similar. He wanted to escape with Oliver and work together. Oliver knocked him out and left him in a closet. Unbeknownst to Oliver, Stanley then escaped through the morgue at the end of “The Slabside Redemption”.

Is Stanley the one leaving the threatening notes? He could be targeting the team because they’re the ones who have worked with Oliver, something he wanted to do. He could also be targeting Oliver because Oliver left him behind in Slabside instead of agreeing to his plan to escape and work together.

But is Stanley the one in the exo-suit? Going by the photos, like the one below, from Season 7 Episode 12, “Emerald Archer,” it doesn’t seem likely since he’s shorter than Oliver. That doesn’t mean they can’t be connected. Or, perhaps, the team eliminates one threat in Episode 712, only to realize they still have another one on their hands.

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Oliver fights an anti-vigilante vigilante in 'Arrow' Episode 150 "Emerald Archer"

Whatever is going on and whoever’s leaving those notes, it seems safe to assume that we will see Stanley again in Episode 713.

Arrow Season 7 airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on The CW.


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