If anything has proven to be true on the past few seasons of Arrow, it’s that Oliver Queen’s past likes to come back to haunt him. I mean, not only has he had to contend with the likes of Prometheus and Cayden James, but it appears as though some surviving members of the League of Assassins haven’t forgotten about his prior transgressions.
Having said that, now would be as good of a time as any to say that Kyra Zagorsky (Helix, Supernatural) will soon board the show as Athena, a former member of the League of Assassins. Described by TV Line as “Bearing a scar across her face as an example of her fearlessness and determination, Athena aims to maintain the legacy of Malcolm Merlyn, her fallen commander — and thus sees anyone who was once associated with him as a potential threat.”
Admittedly, this sounds quite ominous and could be the “impending danger that will threaten everything we know and love,” which executive producer Marc Guggenheim recently said a returning Nyssa al Ghul will warn of.
Come to think of it, it wouldn’t surprise us at all if she shows up in the sixteenth episode of the current season, “The Thanatos Guild,” and ends up being a key member of an eponymous group. Furthermore, we could see some seeds being planted for what’s to come in a hopeful seventh season.
Having proven herself as a genre actress, Zagorsky should also be a good fit for the series due to possessing even the most mild of resemblances to the al Ghul sisters. Actually, her look was probably instrumental in getting the gig, but if her guest shot on Supernatural several years ago taught us anything, it’s that she can play wicked rather well.
Arrow airs on Thursday nights on The CW.
Source: TV Line