Fans of CW’s Arrow have been wondering if the recent and shocking death of Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy), one of the show’s main characters, was a real death or a staged one. The Arrow himself, Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen), recently gave some insight into the speculation during an appearance on Larry King Now.
Fans had remained hopeful for Laurel’s return given the fact that not everyone who has died on the show has remained dead. Also, during the episode of “Canary Cry,” the show teased Laurel’s possible return.
Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) remained hopeful that his daughter was still alive after he found out that Laurel’s sonic device had turned up missing, and a camera on the street showed someone using it. Since Laurel was the only one able to use the sonic device, Quentin, along with fans, figured it had to be her.
However, after Quentin saw his daughter’s dead body lying in the morgue, any remaining hope for his daughter’s safe return was put to rest. According to Digital Spy, Amell was asked during the interview about the possibility of Laurel Lance making a return to the show. And, unfortunately for those hoping she would somehow be resurrected, Amell said, “No. Simply no.”
Of course, showrunner Marc Guggenheim already went on record saying that the Black Canary’s death wasn’t fake but was the real deal. That doesn’t mean fans won’t be seeing Katie Cassidy in any of The CW’s lineup since she will be appearing on an upcoming episode of The Flash, but she won’t be back as the Black Canary.
Meanwhile, Cartermatt was also given a sneak peek into the Larry King Now interview, which is scheduled to air on Friday, May 27. During the interview, Amell also discusses Laurel’s last words, which the actor says he knows what they are, but they will remain a secret for the time being.
During the interview, Stephen Amell was also asked to describe the upcoming season finale in only three words. “Where’d everybody go,” Amell teased. Leaving pretty much anything and everything open to speculation while not really giving any hints at the finale.
As the heroes of the show attempt to put the tragic death behind them and focus their attention on fighting Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) IBTimes states that the remaining episodes of Season 4 will most likely focus on that storyline.
With Amell’s “Where’d everybody go” description of the finale, it’s hard to imagine what’s going to happen. Especially with the official synopsis for the finale stating that the heroes will be teaming up with a “surprising force” in order to stop Damien Darhk “once and for all.”
There’s still some time between now and the season finale, and the upcoming episodes will move the storyline along to an inevitable showdown with Darhk.
In the latest episode, “Monument Point,” the heroes figured out Darhk’s next move and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) had to seek her father’s help to take him on. Even though the team stopped Darhk, we have not seen the end of the Season 4 big bad.
To stay up to date on all things Arrow be sure to catch every episode Wednesdays on The CW. The Season 4 finale of Arrow airs May 25.
Tell us what you think Arrow fans! What did you think Stephen Amell meant when he said, “Where’d everybody go”? Let us know in the comments and check out a preview for the next, all-new episode below.
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