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The #DCTV Secrets of ARROW Ep 4.2: "The Candidate" (NEW!)

The #DCTV Secrets of ARROW Ep 4.2: "The Candidate...

By Kevin Mahadeo Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

There's magic in the air (quite literally) in Star City this season—and there are more secrets than just the source of that power to be found. That’s why we’re here to tease you with all the #DCTV Secrets hiding in each episode. If you really want to know some of the answers to these questions, check out the spoiler section... and get to the point.

Let's Cause Some Anarky and Spill Some Secrets!

Oliver Queen declared his intent to run for Mayor of Star City and we're here to reaffirm our intent to bring readers all the secrets from each week's episode! Here are the #DCTV Secrets you'll be talking about tomorrow:

  • Who is Curtis Holt?
  • Who is Lonnie Machin?
  • Will Oliver Queen become Mayor?

Want to carry on the conversation? Jump on #DCTV in Twitter and see what clues others have found. Don’t peek behind the mask if you don’t want to know any more.  But of course you do and you will.





Curtis Holt is Pretty Terrific

Although Curtis Holt doesn't exist in the comic books, another person with the last name Holt does: Michael Holt, aka Mr. Terrific. First Appearing in SPECTRE #54, Mr. Terrific possesses a genius level intellect (often cited as the Third Smartest Man in the World) and developed the T-Sphere technology that allows him to fight crime both on his own and as part of the Justice Society of America. Curtis shares a lot of similarities with Michael and could very well be on his way to becoming Mr. Terrific.

Let's Create Some Anarky

Lonnie Machin first appeared in comics in DETECTIVE COMICS #608 as an anti-government vigilante. Young but highly intelligent and deeply philosophical, Lonnie Machin developed a strong ethical and apolitical code. Usually appearing as a Batman villain, Anarky sees himself as similar to the Dark Knight but the hero strongly disagrees. The Anarky symbol painted on the van's side in this week's episode definitely showcases Machin's vigilante turn.

Mayor Oliver Queen

The idea of Oliver running for mayor does in fact have some comic book roots. Oliver ran for office following the events of the comic book storyline INFINITE CRISIS and ended up winning. Alternatively, GREEN ARROW: CRAWLING FROM THE WRECKAGE by Judd Winick and Scott McDaniel collects the storyline of Oliver's mayoral debut.

See you next week!