Everyone gathers at Laurel’s (Katie Cassidy) funeral in this still from tonight’s all-new Arrow.
In “Canary Cry,” Oliver (Stephen Amell) and the team struggle to come to terms with Laurel’s death, especially Diggle (David Ramsey) who is overwhelmed with guilt for choosing to believe Andy (Eugene Byrd) had changed.
Meanwhile, Lance (Paul Blackthorne) refuses to believe his daughter is really gone and asks Nyssa (Katrina Law) to help bring her back.
A recent Black Canary sighting in Star City only seems to prove his theory that Laurel isn’t actually dead.
Katie Cassidy is opening up about Laurel Lance’s demise after her character saw her end during the last episode of Arrow.
The 29-year-old actress spoke with EWafter the episode aired, opening up about leaving the show, Laurel’s death and the episode.
“The last scene I think I shot was we had to do a reshoot actually of when I actually die, when Darhk stabs the Black Canary,” Katie shared, saying she kept Black Canary’s jacket and mask as keepsakes. “That was a week after. That was the very last scene that we shot. It was so weird because I remember we had broken for lunch, we came back and I was running to set and I was putting on my jacket and gloves and they were just calling me to set to show-wrap me. I didn’t know that I was done. It was a bit of a shock. But it was good. I feel like there was no other way that I would want it to go.”
Check out what else Katie had to share:
On the last scene she filmed: “Honestly that scene was so real shooting it because it was me saying goodbye to the team and all of us. Definitely wasn’t difficult for me to get to that emotional point. For sure, it was hard, but it was very real. I felt like that was good. It was genuine and it was real.”
On saying goodbye to her Arrow family: “I love everyone on set. I love our crew. Being there for four and a half years, they’ve become family. It’s hard to not go into work every day and get to work with such amazing people. That part is certainly sad. Again, I was okay with it. We all came to an understanding that this was what was going to happen. I think the shock value is good. It’s such a jolt and such a turn in the story that it gives the [writers] so much more to do and places to go with it. Otherwise I feel like shows can get stale.”
On Laurel possibly coming back at all: “As they know, I love working with them. I’m always happy to come play with them if they time-travel or what not. To me, Laurel was always such a good person and had such a good heart and was a fighter. For her to be remembered, I think her being remembered that way is definitely important to me.”
If you watched last night’s episode of Arrow, you now know that Laurel Lance, played by Katie Cassidy, was the person in that grave the series alluded to during the season four premiere.
During the episode, fans saw Laurel stabbed by Damien, with one of Oliver’s arrows. While she survived the surgery, she passed during recovery.
“We knew that it would enrage a lot of people,” executive producer Marc Guggenheimsaid. “We’re not immune to the [fans rooting for Oliver and Laurel] and we’re not blind to it. We knew people would think, in the season where Oliver and Felicity get engaged and Laurel dies, that’s clearly making a choice about who’s going to end up with who. We told the Laurel/Oliver romance story in season one. We never really thought about going back to it. [Fans rooting for them] was not an element or a factor for us.”
He added, “We recognize that that upsets a lot of fans, particularly the comic book fans. In the comics, Dinah Lance and Oliver Queen are in a romance together in various iterations. To some people, that is considered canonical and iconic. We respect that but at the same time, we’ve always made no bones about the fact that we are telling our own version of the Green Arrow mythos. … But it made the most creative sense for us going forward despite the fact that we love Katie. Every time we’ve killed off a character on the show, it’s really been for the affect on all the characters left behind.”
Brie Larvan AKA the Bug-Eyed Bandit (Emily Kinney) visits Star City in this still from tonight’s all-new episode of Arrow.
In “Beacon of Hope,” Brie breaks out of jail and turns up at Palmer Tech threatening to kill everyone unless she gets the bio-chip that is implanted in Felicity’s (Emily Bett Rickards) spine.
When Oliver (Stephen Amell) realizes that Felicity, Thea (Willa Holland) and Donna (Charlotte Ross) are trapped in Palmer Tech with everyone else, he looks to a surprising ally to help Team Arrow save the day.
It turns out he’s Diggle’s (David Ramsey) son and we’re dying for him to return! There’s so much story left to tell there!
Check out our interview with Joseph below!
JustJaredJr.com: First, let’s talk about Allegiant! Tell us about Hollis! He wasn’t in the books, right?
Joseph David-Jones: Correct. Hollis is a newly added character to the Divergent world for on screen. He is one of the leaders of the Factionless army, a General second only to Edgar (Jonny Weston) in Evelyn’s regime. If I could describe Hollis in one word it would be “loyal”! He is completely loyal without question to his leader Evelyn (Naomi Watts) and his best friend/mentor, Edgar.
JDJ: It was really a lot of fun. It’s always great working with a cast of people around my own age, especially shooting in a new city where I don’t know anyone. But everyone was extremely welcoming and super down to earth. While I got to hang out off set with most of the young cast, most of my scenes were with Jonny so I think we became the better friends.
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The 29-year-old star was seen in a cemetery filming a funeral scene with many of the show’s stars.
Katie praised the cast’s female relationships in a recent interview, saying, “All the female women on these shows are very good friends and our relationships- well, when they don’t write for us, we’ll make sh-t up.”
She also gave a shout out to her co-star Emily Bett Rickards, adding, “Emily is one of my best friends and I can always look at her on set and get something from her and she doesn’t have to say anything.”
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