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SHOOT: ARROW’s 50th Episode with Stephen Amell & John Barrowman in Oceanic Plaza

Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) is “The Magician” in Arrow’s 50th episode, according to showrunner Mark Guggenheim. So what are Merlyn and frenemy/nemesis Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) talking about in this scene filmed overnight in downtown Vancouver’s Oceanic Plaza? How Merlyn/The Dark Archer came back from the dead in Arrow’s season one finale? Will Merlyn vanish in the crowd?
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John Barrowman and Stephen Amell in a black toque are shown their marks and rehearse their long talk.

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John Barrowman and Stephen Amell set chairs on Pender Street.

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Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen and John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn — “The Magician”.

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Arrow crew outdid themselves with this night shoot: hundreds of backgrounders in business clothes and a mobile camera unit swirled round and round Stephen Amell and John Barrowman at the centre in take after take.

Mobile camera cart.

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John Barrowman — “The Magician” — meets fans at 2 a.m.

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