Warning: The following article contains major spoilers for Arrow’s “Eleven-Fifty-Nine.”
Through out this season of Arrow, it has been hinted that not all of the members of “Team Arrow” would be making it out alive. During “Eleven-Fifty-Nine” audiences found out who occupied the grave.
Laurel Lance/Black Canary (Katie Cassidy) was killed by the hands of Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough). Cassidy opened up about the emotional episode and how she believes that the story arc of Laurel had been completed. Laurel had been a series regular on Arrow since the beginning.
“It made sense to me creatively. Laurel’s story has come to an end in the Arrow-verse.”
Cassidy discussed what it was like on set that day and how she learned the news that her character would be exiting the show.
“I remember I was like, ‘Okay, I need to put this on the back burner for now because I had a huge day of all legal jargon,’ Honestly that scene was so real shooting it because it was me saying goodbye to the team and all of us. Definitely wasn’t difficult for me to get to that emotional point. For sure, it was hard, but it was very real. I felt like that was good. It was genuine and it was real.”
“The last scene I think I shot was we had to do a reshoot actually of when I actually die, when Darhk stabs the Black Canary. That was a week after. That was the very last scene that we shot. It was so weird because I remember we had broken for lunch, we came back and I was running to set and I was putting on my jacket and gloves and they were just calling me to set to show-wrap me. I didn’t know that I was done. It was a bit of a shock. But it was good. I feel like there was no other way that I would want it to go.”
While it is true that Laurel has died on Arrow, she could be seen again in flashbacks and on The Flash appearing as her Earth 2 doppelganger.
“I’m always happy to come play with them if they time-travel or what not. To me, Laurel was always such a good person and had such a good heart and was a fighter. For her to be remembered, I think her being remembered that way is definitely important to me.”
Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
The Flash returns on Tuesday, April 19 with the 18th episode titled “Versus Zoom” at 8/7c on The CW.
Source: Entertainment Weekly