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If you love following celebrities on Facebook, there's none better than Stephen Amell, star of CW's Arrow, for getting extra content and behind the scenes secrets. He is incredibly involved with his fans and constantly does Q&A sessions, updates on the show, and fun activities with the fans such as "Meme Monday" and "Fan Art Friday." While we won't often get huge reveals about the show, sometimes he does tease upcoming events with his videos, and one smart fan asked him during a Q&A to describe upcoming episodes with one word. Amell, replying in his typical cryptic but fascinating way, said:

"Duel. Fallout. Ring."

With the assumption that he is indeed referring to episodes 13, 14, and 15 with those words, let us guess what they could mean for the next three weeks!

Episode 13 - 'Duel'!

That's the promo for episode 13, entitled 'Sins of the Father.' After the reveal at the end of episode 12 that Nyssa would give Oliver the secret to saving Thea's life if he killed Malcolm Merlyn, it is fairly obvious where the duel comes from here. Amell previously teased that he and John Barrowman (who plays Merlin) would have another fight as epic as their duel at the end of the show's first season. This could be that fight, however we already know that neither of them will die in this episode, more on that later. The synopsis for the episode is below:

Oliver (Stephen Amell) receives an offer from Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) that is hard to refuse. Meanwhile, Thea (Willa Holland) continues to battle the blood lust, Malcolm (John Barrowman) steps in to help his daughter, and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) has a heart to heart talk with Nyssa. Gordon Verheul directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Keto Shimizu.

While vague, we know the offer is to save Thea's life, and it is easy to see why that is hard to refuse. We have probably guessed the reason behind Amell using 'duel' to describe this episode though, so let's move on.

Episode 14 - 'Fallout'!

It appears that no matter what happens in episode 13, the team will turn temporarily back to Damien Darhk in episode 14, as the synopsis released is:

Team Arrow uncovers HIVE's plan to take them out for good, leading Lance to wonder if Donna is better off without him and Oliver to consider telling Felicity about his son.

Which sounds like the beginning of the end, in a way, as the revelation of the big plan usually begins the rise to the finale for the season. It sounds strange that Amell would use fallout to describe this episode, as from the synopsis you would expect some sort of temporary resolution to the Merlyn and League of Assassins conflict, but it is possible that without a mention of Thea, Laurel, or Diggle here something bad happens to one of them in episode 13, leaving the fallout of that for 14. Most likely Thea, but you never know.

Episode 15 - 'Ring'!

The most cryptic of all clues. The word 'ring' points towards the engagement ring Felicity is wearing currently on the show, but was not wearing in the flash forward which we saw a few weeks ago.

And as such it is possible that this episode contains a wedding for the pair, which breaks down for some reason (maybe Oliver reveals his son) and leads to the pair breaking up. This episode promises to be a huge one for the series, because it has been reported that this is the episode which will show the star of CW seed show Vixen appear in live-action for the first time. Megalyn Echikunwoke, who voices the character in the animated show, will play her in this episode. Many have speculated that she could go to Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 if this episode is well received. In addition to this, episode 15 was teased by Stephen Amell as having something huge involving the "big bad."

"We're going to do something that's never been done before on Arrow with the Big Bad. 15 is a real game-changer episode for us."

Now, if Damien Darhk is the "big bad" Amell is referring to, then it could be anything. But click here to see another article I wrote detailing how Malcolm may be the real big bad of this season, and how he could be doing something else that Amell teased in episode 15.

"We got the all-time - the all-time end of an episode [coming up] where you just go, 'MERLYN! C'MON! Really?!'"

If Malcolm does something like kill Damien Darhk and take over HIVE, then is it possible that he will become the big bad of the season? One thing they've never done with the big bad is have him killed off so early! But back to 'ring,' that probably does mean a wedding will (almost) occur in the show.

Anyway, we're sure to find out exactly what those cryptic messages mean over the next three weeks as Season 4 of Arrow continues!

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