Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer in the mid-season premiere episode of 'Arrow' season 3 titled 'Left Behind'.Facebook/Arrow

Viewers of The CW series will witness a race between team "Arrow" and Ra's al Ghul (Matthew Nable) in the mid-season premiere episode of the show titled "Left Behind", which is scheduled to telecast this Wednesday, 21 January, at 8pm.

In the absence of Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), John Diggle (David Ramsey), Roy Harper (Colton Haynes), Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) and other members of the group will take up the responsibility of saving Starling City.

Meanwhile, Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) executes his plan to deal with the evil characters in the city. However, Smoak believes that it is a suicide mission and he must not take it forward.

Although it is not clear whether she will manage to convince Palmer or not, several spoilers have indicated that a new chapter of romance could probably begin for the two in "Left Behind".

The upcoming episode of "Arrow" season 3 will also introduce a new villain in the show and it is non other than Danny "Brick" Brickwell, played by Vinnie Jones.

He wants to "take over the Glades" with the help of an impressive group of villains in The CW series, reported TV Line.

There are also reports that Deathstroke (Manu Bennett) is "out for blood" in the mid-season premiere episode of "Arrow" season 3.

As Ghul and Deathstroke begin their game in "The CW series, there is no sign of Queen's return in the show any time soon.

It remains to be seen whether the mid-season premiere episode of "Arrow" season 3 titled "Left Behind" will turn out to be a worthy follow-up of winter finale or not. 

Watch The CW series on Wednesday, 21 January, at 8pm to know more about Oliver Queen and team. The show will be live streamed here.