Spoilers in this article. You have been warned!
TVGuide.com today posted an interview with Arrow Executive Producer Wendy Mericle that seems to have dropped a bombshell: Katie Cassidy’s Laurel Lance/Black Canary is alive and well at the middle of this season, and Flashpoint may have something to do with it!
Here’s the exact quote and discussion:
Katie Cassidy did sign a deal to be a series regular across all Arrow-verse shows. What ways might we see her appear in Arrow outside of just flashbacks?
Mericle: I can tell you that we’re really excited about having her back. You will see in the episodes where she appears – Episode 510 definitely, our midseason premiere. Keep your eyes out for that. We’re so excited about getting to work with her again and her willingness to come back. It’s one of the fun parts of the show. People can leave and get killed and you can still find new and crazy ways for them to come back. I can definitely tell you that there’s a way we’re going to bring her back and she’s going to be alive and well. And Flashpoint might have a little bit to do with that.
So… Flashpoint (something that happens in The Flash season premiere) brings Laurel back? But wouldn’t the others remember that when Arrow Season 5 premieres and she’s still, you know, dead? Or is the “alive and well” bit a misquote or a misunderstanding?
We’re very curious… we always assumed the Black Siren (Laurel from Earth-2) would be what would make for Laurel’s return.
You can read the full interview here. Arrow Season 5 premieres Wednesday on The CW!