Exclusive Character Reveal: Stargate SG-1 Actress To Play Jean Loring On Arrow

Craig Byrne August 12, 2013 3

Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove 1001Last week, news broke that Stargate SG-1 actress Teryl Rothery would be guest starring for a multi-episode arc on Arrow… but little was known about who she would be playing.

Here at GreenArrowTV, we’ve got you covered, not only revealing who she will be playing, but also that there’s something very cool about her character: She’s playing a character from the DC Universe who first appeared in the comics over 50 years ago!

Rothery is playing Jean Loring. Fans of DC Comics know Jean as the wife, and then ex-wife of Ray Palmer, a.k.a. the Atom. They might also remember the… extreme lengths she went to to try to win Ray back in Identity Crisis. Either way, Jean is “very different” from the character “Grace” that Rothery plays on her current series Cedar Cove. Here is the official character description:

JEAN LORING is a savvy attorney from the DC COMICS UNIVERSE who would do anything for her clients. Jean makes her way onto “Arrow” as a longtime friend and legal counsel to Moira Queen, who is on trial for her role in the destruction of The Glades, but soon finds herself pulled into the scandalous lives of the entire Queen family.

tumblr_m93qx9l8XB1r90k0do1_500In addition to Stargate and Cedar Cove, the very busy Rothery recently appeared on The CW’s Cult. This is also not her first stop in the DC Universe as she appeared in the Smallville episodes “Talisman” and “Requiem” as different characters. The appearance of “Jean Loring” here might imply that the “Ray and Jean” that Laurel referenced in “The Undertaking” is a not a reference to Ray Palmer and Jean Loring after all… or, maybe she was saying “Ray and Gene” for all we know.

Look for her to make her first appearance on the show in the third episode of Arrow Season 2.


  1. bbussey August 12, 2013 at 12:28 pm -

    It still could be the Jean that Laurel referenced in the flashback. There is no mention in this current news on the character’s relationship status. She could still be with Ray six years later, either dating or married, or broken up with Ray. There’s no continuity broken with this announcement.

    • Tanner August 12, 2013 at 1:06 pm -

      I think the fact that Teryl Rothery is 50 years old and a longtime friend of Moira’s probably means that “Ray and Jean” line is now a throwaway line. The Ray and Jean referenced in season 1 were Oliver and Laurel’s friends and presumably their age. This character is much to old to be that same character.

  2. Dewsterling August 12, 2013 at 3:04 pm -

    The writers and producers of Arrow are chasing their own tails. They literally hadn’t thought of the reason why Oliver took Sarah on the boat until 20 episodes into S1 and didn’t bother to reference the “Ollie has cold feet about moving in with Laurel” choice back to their earlier episodes from the season. The chances that the Ray/Jean line meant anything is wishful thinking. Yes, the episode author was likely trying for something deeper, but Guggenheim, Kreisburg, and Berlanti would rather take the paved road every time than the one less traveled. Why strive for a Whedon-esque level of dramatic complexity and interest when one can write to the lowest common denominator?