'Arrow': How to bring someone back from the dead

In the "Arrow" episode, "State vs.Queen," fans were treated to a bit of a shocker: Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) is alive and well and gleefully rigging juries. A few episodes earlier, Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) returned to Starling City after her presumed drowning.Whether you were surprised or not, it's important to note that "Arrow" pulled off a neat trick in bringing Sara and Merlyn back in ways that don't cheat the audience. Most shows fail miserably at this. But "Arrow" did not. Here are 5 reasons why.1. Make sure the right characters come back.A show like "Arrow" has lots of deaths. In order to make anything feel even remotely valid, it has to leave most of them moldering in the ground. Robert Queen is long gone. Tommy is, alas, no more. Even this episode's big death, Count Vertigo (Seth Gabel), is pretty much final.By leaving these people dead, a few others get to come...



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