"Arrow": Oliver's "Leap of Faith" Lands Him in Nanda Parbat [PREVIEW]

In this week's Arrow, Oliver (Stephen Amell) is reunited (and it feels so dangerous) with sister Thea (Willa Holland). It looks like classic Arrow mixed with some Indiana Jones dungeon crawling for good measure. After last week's adventures in Hong Kong, it's now clear that every episode as we count down to Crisis is going to allow Oliver to work through his past. This week? We deal with the League of Assassins. Of other note, this episode is directed by series regular Katie Cassidy.

The Arrowverse already has spectacular results letting its stars direct episodes, so let's hope this is no different. Here's how CW describes the action:

"Arrow" season 8, episode 3 "Leap of Faith": Reunited with his sister, Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Thea (guest star Willa Holland) find themselves searching through a familiar maze of catacombs. Meanwhile, John (David Ramsey) and Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) partner on a special ops mission.

Everybody looks especially broody in the dark.

Arrow — "Leap of Faith" — Image Number: AR803b_0430b.jpg — Pictured: Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Arrow — "Leap of Faith" — Image Number: AR803b_0382b.jpg — Pictured: Willa Holland as Thea Queen — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Arrow — "Leap of Faith" — Image Number: AR803b_0371b.jpg — Pictured: Kyra Zagorsky as Athena — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Ooooh! Torches! Mazes! Traps! Hopefully they involve shooting lots of arrows at targets or those bows aren't going to do Oliver, Thea, and Talia (Lexa Doig) much good.

Arrow — "Leap of Faith" — Image Number: AR803b_0289b.jpg — Pictured: Lexa Doig as Talia Al Ghul — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Arrow — "Leap of Faith" — Image Number: AR803b_0278b.jpg — Pictured: Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Willa Holland as Thea Queen and Lexa Doig as Talia Al Ghul — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Arrow — "Leap of Faith" — Image Number: AR803b_0010b.jpg — Pictured: Lexa Doig as Talia Al Ghul and Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

It looks like they found whatever macguffin they're looking for, and now the entire League is watching them. . .  decode it?

Arrow — "Leap of Faith" — Image Number: AR803b_0203b.jpg — Pictured: Willa Holland as Thea Queen, Lexa Doig as Talia Al Ghul and Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Arrow — "Leap of Faith" — Image Number: AR803b_0118b.jpg — Pictured: Willa Holland as Thea Queen, Lexa Doig as Talia Al Ghul and Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Meanwhile, in the future, Mia (Katherine McNamara), Zoe Ramirez (Andrea Sixtos), and Connor Hawke (Joseph David-Jones) continue to get into trouble with the Deathstroke Gang.

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Arrow — "Leap of Faith" — Image Number: AR803a_0320b.jpg — Pictured: Katherine McNamara as Mia and Andrea Sixtos as Zoe Ramirez — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Arrow — "Leap of Faith" — Image Number: AR803a_0224b.jpg — Pictured: Andrea Sixtos as Zoe Ramirez and Katherine McNamara as Mia — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Arrow — "Leap of Faith" — Image Number: AR803a_0169b.jpg — Pictured: Joseph David-Jones as Connor Hawke — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Let's hope these future scenes start to congeal into a more cohesive whole, especially if they're expecting to spin off "Green Arrow and the Canaries" as its own show. I love these kids and I like the concept for the show, but give me something that makes me want to watch them, not just wish I could get back to Oliver in the main story.

"Leap of Faith" airs on The CW Tuesday, October 29 at 9pm ET/8 CT.

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