One minute while I recollect my thoughts here, because my ‘Alias’ fan self needs to recover from possibly the most thrilling casting news I’ve had so far this season. Julian Sark is going to take his Chateau Petrousse-loving ways to the CW’s new hit drama ‘Arrow’! I get to see Stephen Amell butt heads with David Anders. Am I dreaming? Only Michael Vartan joining as Arrow’s new ally would beat this. (What, TV husband always gotta be TV husband).
So, now that I’ve stopped doing the happy dance for a couple of minutes, let’s get to the details. Zap2It reports that Anders has been cast as Arrow’s new nemesis, Cyrus Vanch. Needless to say, this will be an enemy like no other for Amell’s character Oliver Queen. Because you know, once you’re Sark, there is no way you’re less than the perfect villain. Thinking about it, Sark would get on really well with Oliver Queen, given he’s a billionaire who certainly would have a taste for stylish clothes and Chateau Petrousse. After all Sark’s “For the bubbly, of course” remains one of the best lines a TV villain ever had. And one Oliver Queen and his friend Tommy Merlyn (played by the uber wonderful Broadway talent Colin Donnell) can certainly relate to. Enough, I’m dreaming of Sark partying with the two of them already. That’s what Alias does to me, and pairing it with Arrow is an even deadlier recipe. For my coronaries, that is. But I digress.
Vanch will be crossing paths with Arrow just as he’s freshly released from prison, and of course reverts back to his criminal ways. According to TVLine, once the police can’t get Vanch’s crimes to stop, Laurel enlists the Arrow to stop the criminal – which incidentally, is exactly what Vanch wants. He’s on a mission to take down Arrow, y’all! And for a good reason: he wants to prove all of Starling City’s criminals that he’s ZE BOSS of them by eliminating their number one enemy. On the path to criminal world domination, much? Seriously, this dude already scarily sounds a lot like Sark. He better not have a Sloane behind him as well, or the going will get very tough for Oliver Queen!
I personally am looking forward to seeing Vanch face off with Arrow. Scratch that, I can’t accept I’ll have to wait till after the Christmas break to see it! The cruelty of TV programming is unbearable. Mr. Anders (who also played great villains on ‘Heroes’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’) is not one to ever disappoint with his villainous characters, so this will be another one to remember, that much is for sure. And going by the premise for the character, he’ll be one to remember for Oliver Queen as well.
My new favorite drama mixing up with my all-time favorite drama. Doesn’t get much better than that. Now that I’ve given you the news, I can go back to my happy dance. What, even my TV husband Vartan danced on ‘Alias’, so I’m allowed, too. And no, not ever Gangnam style. I’m for actual dancing. Classic choreography and all. Can’t disappoint Sark and Vaughn. Till next time, lovelies! And make sure not to miss a new episode of ‘Arrow’ tomorrow night at 8 p.m. EST on the CW!