Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) squares off with the new Count Vertigo (Peter Stormare) in a clip from Arrow's Season 3 premiere, "The Calm", airing Wednesday, October 8 at 8 PM ET on The CW.

Last season, Seth Gabel guest starred as Count Vertigo, and although he was killed off, his drug lives on, with Peter Stormare emerging as the new villain this season. As we can see in this clip, the Count's designer drug has been enhanced, making its users experience their greatest fears.

With crime in Starling City at an all-time low thanks to the Arrow and his team, Oliver thinks he can finally balance being both the Arrow and Oliver Queen and asks Felicity out on a date. However, when a new villain emerges, who has claimed the name Vertigo from the recently deceased Count, Oliver is caught off-guard and someone close to him is hurt. Oliver and a newly suited up Roy take on the Count. Meanwhile, Diggle becomes a father, Lance is promoted to Captain, Laurel joins Arrow's inner circle and Felicity gets a part-time job at a tech store to make ends meet. Also, Oliver fights to regain his company, Queen Consolidated, but comes up against a very worthy opponent - the charming Ray Palmer.

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Take a look at the latest scene from Arrow before the series returns this week on The CW Network.