In these new photos released by the network, it looks like The CW’s version of DC Comics vigilante vixen The Huntress will be piercing hearts in more ways than one on the hit superhero drama Arrowby setting her sights on Starling City’s long-lost billionaire-turned-hero, Oliver Queen.

Making her debut in the upcoming episode 7, titled ‘Muse of Fire’ – Helena Bertinelli (Jessica De Gouw) comes to town to settle the score with her mob boss father Frank Bertinelli (guest star Jeffrey Nordling), but soon finds herself cozying up to Oliver Queen (Stephen Amel) after learning they share a certain common interest. What at first is  a mutual attraction may just end up putting the two budding heroes at cross-purposes… and crossed bows.

Check out the new images of the  episode of Arrow ‘Muse of Fire’, which shows that superhero dinner dates never make it to dessert, and gives a first glimpse at Battlestar Galatica alum Tahmoh Penikett playing one of Boss Bertinelli’s hired goons (CLICK TO ENLARGE):

While ‘Muse of Fire’ will see Oliver caught up in the middle of his new mystery woman’s bloody vendetta, his former flame Laurel (Katie Cassidy) will find herself aiding Queen’s best friend Tommy (Colin Donnell) after he is blindsided by an unfortunate turn of events. Oliver’s bodyguard John ‘Diggs’ Diggle (David Ramsey) will also see himself diving more into the vigilante world, as part of his mission to save the fledgling hero from turning into one of the very men he hunts.

Diggle’s quest to redeem Oliver will soon hit a new snag of its own in the form of another recent addition of a DC Comics character. After the huge rating boost the series received with the appearance of Deathstroke the Terminator, Arrow will be adding another former DC military man, Ted Gaynor, played by Farscape’s Ben Browder.

Popping up in episode 11 ‘Trust But Verify’, Gaynor was Diggs’ commanding officer from his first tour in Afghanistan – who now himself works as a bodyguard for the Blackhawk Squad Protection Group in Starling City. This is, of course, a nod to Gaynor’s comic book counterpart, who was a member of DC’s legendary aviator group, The Blackhawks. In the midst of some armored truck robberies in the city, Gaynor becomes a polarizing figure between Oliver and Diggle.

What do you think about the CW’s use of so many DC comics characters in the first season of Arrow? Too much, too soon – or room for much more?

Catch The Huntress in episode 7 of Arrow ‘Muse of Fire’ Wednesdays November 28th @ 8/7c on the CW.

Source: The CW via Examiner