'Arrow' Season 3 premiere: Canary returns and Olicity date details

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The "Arrow" Season 3 premiere is going to be a busy one, despite being called "The Calm." Not only will Oliver and Felicity have a much-anticipated date, but the Canary -- Sara Lance -- will return to Starling City.

Sara's (Caity Lotz) return was first reported by TVGuide.com and unfortunately comes with no details. A great deal of time will have passed by then, so perhaps Sarah just wants to visit her father and sister. Surely even an international assassin gets vacation days.

Meanwhile, executive producer Greg Berlanti confirmed to TVLine that there definitely will be a date between Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) -- and that it will have a major impact on Season 3 as a whole.

"They're real characters to us, and they had that conversation on the beach, and they had that conversation in the house to help capture Slade," Berlanti says. "So the question you have to ask is: Does Oliver have real, genuine emotions for her? And how aware is he of that? And how aware does he make her of that? That is an active part of the season this year."

"Arrow" Season 3 returns Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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