It’s safe to say that the Lance sisters have been through a lot across both Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. Having died and come back to life multiple times, Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) was eventually forced to face the reality that it was her sister Laurel (Katie Cassidy) who was the one who died. But on Tuesday’s season two finale of Legends of Tomorrow, Laurel Lance will be making an appearance and the two sisters will reunite, if briefly.
“At the beginning of the season, Sara was back to a place of being an assassin, determined to kill Damian Darhk,” executive producer Phil Klemmer tells EW. “As she took on the mantle of leadership, she also learned some of the nuance of time. She’s now a time mistress, she understands the sanctity of time supersedes her own personal agenda.”
Darhk, the man responsible for killing Laurel in season four of Arrow, is now one of the villains the Legends (including Sara) are facing as their second season winds to an end. The team will be returning to WWI and the time they interacted with J.R.R. Tolkein, which Klemmer ties back into Sara’s own arc and her struggle with her sister’s death as juxtaposed with her responsibility to time as a Legend.
“It’s no coincidence that we did the Tolkien episode, it’s no coincidence that we’ll be returning back to the Tolkien episode,” Klemmer teases. “It’s that ring of power, magical totem that can only be wielded by the purest of heart. For all the progress that Sara has made, she’s no Frodo, she still has an enormous amount of scar tissue built up — literal scar tissue and the emotional scar tissue that she’s had in the past four years.”
“That’s the big conundrum for our team,” Klemmer continues. “They go back trying to get the Spear, trying to keep it away from the Legion of Doom, and we know the Legion of Doom shouldn’t have it, but I don’t think any one of our Legends, Sara included, think that they’re qualified to wield it either, which leaves us in a sticky place, where it’s like, ‘Then how do we save the day?’ We’re back to where we were to the JSA: ‘Do we break it up in pieces again? Do we each go hiding in places in time? How are we going to make sure that history doesn’t repeat itself?’”
It still remains to be seen how exactly Laurel will return and reunite with her sister, but Lotz says that the reunion will finally give Sara a sense of closure.
“I don’t want to give anything away, but I don’t want to also toy with the fans’ emotions,” Lotz says. “It’s not like a full coming back, but it is a really lovely appearance, and I think people will like it a lot.”
Even though this reunion will be brief, Katie Cassidy will be returning to Arrow season six as a series regular, but this time she’ll be playing villain Black Siren instead of Laurel Lance.
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SEASON FINALE — As the Legends are about to take off for their next destination, a massive timequake rocks the ship. In order to try and fix what has happened, they are forced to break the one cardinal rule of time travel. But if they are able to destroy the spear, they will face the ultimate consequence. Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill, Caity Lotz, Dominic Purcell, Franz Drameh, Nick Zano and Maisie Richardson-Sellers. Rob Seidenglanz directed the episode written by Phil Klemmer & Marc Guggenheim (#217). Original airdate 4/4/2017.”
The Legends Of Tomorrow season 2 finale will air at a special time this Tuesday: 8:00 pm ET on The CW. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood afterward for our review.
Source: Entertainment Weekly