What’s left of the Queen family will be reunited this week as Oliver (Stephen Amell) travels to Corto Maltese—also the name of Wednesday’s Arrow episode—to track down his missing sister, Thea (Willa Holland). The youngest Queen heir left Starling City at the close of season 2 with her real father, Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), otherwise known as the Dark Archer, Ollie’s sworn enemy whom he believes to be dead.
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On the Arrow season 1 DVD, which is out today, there’s talk of what the show might do down the line with Laurel (Katie Cassidy) as Black Canary. See an exclusive clip from the extras below. But in the meantime, producers will begin the Black Canary mythology in the Oct. 9 season 2 premiere with Caity Lotz in the role. “She’s a new player in town, a vigilante who avenges wronged women and seems to have a fixation on the Arrow and our team is trying to figure out why,” exec producer Andrew Kreisberg says. (Because it’s a mystery that may take a few episodes to solve, we’d encourage you not to read that particular spoiler online. It’ll be more fun to play along.)
As for what awaits Laurel in season 2, which picks up five months after the earthquake that leveled the Glades: “Both Laurel and Oliver are dealing with the death of Tommy. Even though Tommy had broken up with her, she really feels like she betrayed Tommy by sleeping with Oliver — and certainly after Tommy died trying to save her,” Kreisberg says. “So Laurel’s energy this season early on is to try to make amends for that. Unfortunately for Oliver, that means she wants to catch the vigilante in her new job as the District Attorney. So as she and Oliver are trying to deal with their respective grief at having betrayed and lost Tommy, their hunting each other at night. It’s a new and fun dynamic for us to put them in.”
Arrow fans at PaleyFest got quite a show on Saturday night. Though the audience didn’t get to see an entire upcoming episode, the sizzle reel proved enticing enough, providing a number of big revelations (read: spoilers).
The most shocking reveal happened during a conversation between The Huntress and Detective Lance, but you’ll have to wait until the episode airs to find out what it is… or check back in with Spoiler Room.
Unlike many of the other panels here, there were only four actors from the show on hand, and much of the conversation was dominated by the three producers, but the audience didn’t seem to mind. Moderated by DC Comics’ Geoff Johns (who has also written for the CW series), the conversation was an in-depth look at the world of comics and the inspirations drawn for Arrow. One audience member even stood up to ask if Stephen Amell was ready for the commitment required to star in a genre show. He said he’s trying, and often looks to fellow cast mate and genre show veteran John Barrowman (who was not in attendance) for guidance.
Click past the jump to read 10 of the best insights and teases from the stars and producers.
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