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The Black Canary Set to Heat Up Arrow’s “Crucible” Episode

By on October 10, 2013

Caity Lotz (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Bing)

Via the CW, we’ve got some first details on Arrow’s Oct. 30 episode to share.

“Crucible” will see Oliver coming face to face with the Black Canary of Comic Book fame for the first time.

A recent release from the CW teases that the episode will see Oliver (Stephen Amell) discovering a man who goes by the name “The Mayor” (guest star Cle Bennett). It seems The Mayor is bringing illegal guns in to The Glades, prompting Oliver to sponsor a “Cash for Guns” event to help clean up the city. Unfortunately, The Mayor crashes the event with his gang and seriously injures Sin (guest star Bex Taylor-Klaus).

The Canary (Caity Lotz) is furious when she learns her friend is in the hospital and sets out for revenge.

Meanwhile, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) stuns Oliver with a bit of information about the Canary, Donner (guest star Dylan Bruce) asks Laurel (Katie Cassidy) to dinner, and Diggle (David Ramsey) reconnects with an old friend.

Caity Lotz, will recur throughout Season 2 and her character is expected to become a series regular and possibly a love interest for Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen.

Speaking to TV Guide earlier this summer, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg addressed the concern that, according to canon, Laurel Lance should become the Black Canary.

“The character [Lotz is] playing is really the beginning of the story of the Black Canary,” explained Kreisberg. “Everyone knows that Laurel Lance is the Black Canary but how we get from A to B is the story of our show. Laurel Lance right now is a lawyer with a lot of heart and a lot of humanity and courage. But it takes more than that to put on the mask and go out and fight crime. Our series is the evolution of that. People will see how Caity Lotz fits into Laurel’s journey along the way. For us, it’s very emotional and surprising and exciting. I would say to everybody, we haven’t let you down so far. Keep going on this ride with us.”

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