Entertainment Weekly’s Natalie Abrams recently posted a rather extensive interview with Stephen Amell, and among the topics discussed was why Oliver may have never made a connection between Talia (Lexa Doig) and her sister Nyssa or her father Ra’s al Ghul.
“Pay very close attention to whether or not she ever says her last name,” Stephen said in the interview. “A) She never says her last name, and B) I understand that this can get slightly confusing, but Oliver has never met, at this point in the story, Ra’s, has never met Nyssa, knows nothing of the fact that Sara is alive, is unaware that Malcolm was part of the League — he doesn’t know any of these things. It’s as simple as Talia is her own woman who sought Oliver out because she thought he had the capacity to do good in the world. It is something that we address in the show coming up pretty soon.”
A new Arrow airs tonight on The CW; the full EW interview can be found here.