Arrow Recap: The Magician

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 2 years ago
Arrow Recap: The Magician

Arrow” Season 3 Episode 4 “The Magician” aired on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. on The CW. Nyssa and Oliver joined forces to bring down Merlyn. Read on to learn more about this episode.

“The Magician” kicked off with Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law) demanding to know where Sara (Caity Lotz) is. Oliver (Stephen Amell) broke the news to her that Sara was gone. Nyssa asked for her body, and Oliver told her that they buried her.


In the cemetery, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) when Nyssa arrived. She blamed Sara’s death with her involvement with the League of Assassins. Nyssa recognized Sara’s jacket on Laurel and told her that she does not deserve to wear it.

Back at Verdant, Nyssa confirmed to Oliver that Merlyn (John Barrowman) was still alive. She revealed to them that Sara was at Starling City to confirm the rumors that Merlyn was still alive. However, they assumed that they got into her first. Nyssa went on that Merlyn has violated their code of conduct, and Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable) has placed a blood bounty on Merlyn’s head.

Oliver, Nyssa, Roy (Colton Haynes) and Diggle (David Ramsey) went into a monastery to look for Jansen and to demand Merlyn’s whereabouts. They went around the place looking for Jansen, but Nyssa found Merlyn instead. Unfortunately, he managed to get away. But Oliver shot him with a tracker.

Diggle found out Merlyn’s location, and Oliver went there. However, Merlyn was one step ahead of them as he called Oliver and told him to meet in a busy place. Oliver complied. Once there, Merlyn swore on Thea’s (Willa Holland) life that he did not kill Sara.

Back at Verdant, Nyssa was furious that Oliver had the chance to finish Merlyn, but he did not. He just got back Thea and killing her father would probably keep her away from him.

In another scene, Oliver revealed to Thea that the one who saved her when a Mirakuru soldier attacked her was her father.

Oliver then revealed to Nyssa that Merlyn is his sister’s father. Nyssa kidnapped Thea to get Merlyn to come to her. Oliver also came where Thea was abducted and freed her. Merlyn arrived as well, and the three of them engaged into a fight. Merlyn managed to stop Nyssa. Oliver, again, had the chance to take Merlyn’s life, but he did not. Merlyn explained that he has nothing to do with Sara’s death. It was in fact Ra’s al Ghul’s doing because he doubted Sara’s loyalty. Nyssa refused to believe this.

Oliver told Nyssa that as long as Merlyn stays at Starling City, he is under Oliver’s protection. This means war for the League.

Back at home, Nyssa reported what happened to her father. He said that they will still continue to look for Merlyn, but he will be punished for violating their code and not for Sara’s death. He also revealed about doubting Sara’s loyalty. What do you think this could mean for Nyssa?


There you have it for the recap on “Arrow” Season 3 Episode 4 “The Magician.” Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates about this show.

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