Just when we thought the Birds of Prey had a chance at uniting, EW has learned that the title of the highly anticipated Felicity Smoak-centric episode of Arrow has been changed.
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After last week’s Arrow, in which we discovered that The Black Canary was trained by Ra’s al Ghul, it’s safe to say that Starling City’s newest crime-fighter (with an affinity for leather) isn’t leaving town anytime soon. After all, she did kill the messenger Ra’s al Ghul sent to retrieve her. So who is this masked vigilante? Well, we’re about to find out.
Tonight’s episode will both reveal the Canary’s identity and introduce us to yet another villain-type in town, a man called The Mayor, who shows up just in time to cause a little (or a lot of) bloodshed. We caught up with Emily Bett Rickards to talk about tonight’s episode, Felicity’s new-found confidence, and what will happen when The Flash starts flirting with Felicity in front of Oliver:
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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.”
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