Since the pilot episode, it’s been teased that Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) would eventually become the vigilante and Green Arrow love interest Black Canary on Arrow. Her sister Sara, played by Caity Lotz, debuted in season two as a former League of Assassins member who appeared in Starling City as a vigilante called “The Canary.” However, sticking with comic book lore, Sara met the sharp end of a few arrows in the season three premiere and fell to hear death, leaving room for Laurel’s ascension from simple assistant district attorney to full-fledged vigilante.
Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen that Laurel has been training with Ted “Wildcat” Grant (J.R. Ramirez), and has vowed to avenge her sister’s death. Now, it appears that that training is about to pay off, because the CW has released the first official images of Cassidy in costume as Sara’s replacement, Black Canary. Laurel will officially don the costume in the tenth episode of the season, titled “Left Behind.”
I’m personally still not sold on Laurel becoming the new Canary, but I have to admit that she certainly looks the part. I just find myself wishing that Laurel had died instead of Sara, because she’s consistently been one of the weakest parts of an otherwise stellar ensemble. Hopefully now that she’s been given a bit more to do in the show that will change.
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Arrow airs on the CW on Wednesdays at 8 pm.