With the death of Earth-1 Laurel Lance came Earth-2’s doppelgänger, Black Siren, who shares the face of our late Black Canary without the back story and hero standing.
Throughout Arrow Season 5, we saw Black Siren challenge Team Arrow multiple times, even going so far as to pose as Earth-1 Laurel at Prometheus’ orders to try to trick the group and set them up for a trap. Unfortunately, Black Siren was thwarted, but in the last two episodes of the season, we saw her team with Prometheus again against Team Arrow.
For starters, there is discourse when it comes to Laurel Lance from a vocal minority within the Arrow fandom. It is either the shippers who are so invested in their romance or hatred for the actress due to plausible interference of their ship that they cannot see the depths of the character.
They call [Laurel Lance] boring, horrible, and make up so many alternative facts to make themselves feel better and more validated and never stop to see the character for who she is. But that is not surprising. They are like this everywhere. Especially when it has to do with comics. If you are not flashing your chest or have a suit expressing your curves, they don’t care for you. Plus, they are dense so it is by no surprise that they don’t understand the layers and history behind Dinah Laurel Lance. Not just the show, but the character that has been around for decades.
If you are someone who thinks that Black Canary is only fishnets, sass, and a sonic cry, you have failed to capture who the character truly is and what she stands for.
In the six years that Arrow has been around, we’ve been introduced to a vast number of superheroes and their super friends, but the stand-outs have definitely become Laurel and Sara Lance. Both have died, both exist in some form on different shows, and they both have such vastly different personalities, but the sisters (alive or not) are the stars of the DCTV universe.
Laurel and Sara Lance have been through hell and back, one of them literally. Sara has “died” like three times, and she always returns. Laurel dealt with mental illness and alcoholism and overcame it, only to deal with more pain and heartbreak. Laurel and Sara Lance are both survivors in much different ways, and they’re honestly the best characters to admire in the DC universe.
The disrespect to not only Dinah Laurel Lance/ Black Canary, but to Katie Cassidy as well is mind blowing.
Back in April, the Arrow writers fridged Dinah Laurel Lance. It was allegedly to “further the story,” but I’m calling them out on that. They claim that they had no more story for her (she was an ADA and vigilante), yet the next season bring in a MALE ADA and vigilante.
Things are only about to get more intense on Arrow Season 5 Episode 11 as we possibly have a new Black Canary in Star City and her name is Tina Boland.
Arrow is getting back into its groove with more intensity and more storylines coming our way. After the events that happened on Arrow Season 5 Episode 10, where Earth 2’s Black Siren makes her sneaky appearance and causing havoc, to Diggle finding a way to get out prison, more craziness followed till the end of the episode.
Arrow is back from its hiatus while Felicity takes matters into her own hands to find out the truth, Oliver gets a little too gullible and hopeful, while Curtis feels like he can’t be apart of the team anymore.
Arrow Season 5 Episode 10, “Who Are You?” was a solid episode and a pretty smooth episode coming back from their winter hiatus.
Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) has been a heated topic of discussion for the CW series since her unnatural death in late Season 4. As the lead female star of the show, many were angry that the writers would kill off a character so prominent to the story since the beginning.
On Arrow Season 5 Episode 9, a shocking discovery was made.
On this week’s episode of Arrow, it goes out with a bang airing its last episode in 2016. The quest in finding out Prometheus identity continues on when Oliver is forced to play cat and mouse and put pieces together, Artemis’s betrayal is revealed, [spoiler] dies and [spoiler] returns… for real?
Arrow Season 5 Episode 9, “What We Leave Behind,” went all out, now that’s what you call a midseason finale! And FINALLY, the only flashbacks we get in this episode are Season 1 flashbacks instead of those flashbacks that clearly overstayed their welcome many seasons ago. So, yay to that!
Arrow’s 100th episode took Oliver, Sara, Thea, Diggle, and Ray to a collective alternate universe, thanks to the Dominators, and showed them what their lives would have been like if Oliver and Sara had never gotten on the Queen’s Gambit. Would they have been happy?
Oliver Queen loves Felicity Smoak. Fact. Oliver Queen lost Felicity Smoak. Also a fact.
Arrow delivers its 100th episode with many familiar faces and lots of hallucinations. As it serves as the third installment of the crossover extravaganza, the 100th episode gives us a glimpse of what could have been if Oliver Queen was never the Green Arrow, and so much more.
Arrow Season 5 Episode 8, “Invasion!” was an episode I was looking forward to watching. I’m sure many fans such as myself were a little skeptical of the 100th episode clashing with the crossover this year, but it’s safe to say it worked out pretty well and it had me feeling nostalgic more than ever.