Okay, I don’t know about any of you… but ever since Season One when Oliver showed off that tattoo to the Russian Mob, declaring that he was a ‘Bratva Captain’, I have been extremely desperate to find out the back story behind it. So far, this season has kept things interesting with the flashbacks in regards to Oliver’s Bratva journey. This week we will see the return of a very familiar face… in present day. Anatoly is back, and he seems more ruthless than ever. Last time we saw Anatoly, (in present day) was back when he provided Diggle and Oliver with the information they needed to break Lyla out of the Gulag; the Russian Prison.
Check out the promo and official synopsis below:
A mission takes Oliver (Stephen Amell), Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and team to Russia where they meet up with Oliver’s old friend, Anatoly (guest star David Nykl). Meanwhile, fresh out of rehab, Lance (Paul Blackthorne) returns to the mayor’s office ready to get back to work. However, when Susan (guest star Carly Pope) asks for an interview with Lance to discuss his addiction, he balks and it’s up to Rene (guest star Rick Gonzalez) to help keep things on track.
‘Bratva’ airs when Arrow returns on Wednesday, February 8th at 8PM on The CW.