If there's one thing that the Arrowverse has, it's kick-ass women. The DC TV universe is known for its strong male and female superheroes, and while we've seen them come together multiple times in crossovers, we've never seen an "all girls team-up" episode. Now, with Katie Cassidy set to return and Huntress possibly revisiting Starling City again, the women of Arrow may be uniting at last.
Arrow's Girl Power
From its inception, Arrow has never shied away from putting its women front and center, whether in the battlefield (Laurel, Sara, Thea, Dinah and Huntress) or behind it (Moira, Amanda Waller, Lyla and Felicity). With so many important female power players on the show, it's only fair that we get a women-only team-up episode. Plus, it isn't like #Arrow hasn't done things like this before.
The #TV series' sophomore season had a very female-centric episode (entitled "Birds of Prey") that focused on the Lance sisters and The Huntress herself, Helena Bertinelli. Although that episode didn't see the trio unite against a common villain, the show did seemingly give a nod to the possibility of a future team-up with its title.
More recently, we saw the Black and White Canary fight alongside each other in Season 4's sixth episode "Lost Souls." With a fun girls' night (read: bachelorette party) possibly happening on The Flash this season, it makes sense that Arrow would give its women some quality time on screen.
A Birds Of Prey team-up is something that fans have dreamt about since Helena's introduction to the group. With Felicity as the faux-Oracle, Arrow can actually pull it off pretty well if it so chooses. Plus, actress Jessica Elise De Gouw (who plays The Huntress) is always willing to reprise her role.
Arrow has never had more female #superheroes on screen than this season, and since Helena is on the run and in the same morally gray area as #BlackSiren, them teaming up would certainly be a fun way of adding Helena back into the mix. Previously, Helena's character has revolved strictly around her father. Since Black Siren will be the odd one out, the two becoming friends would certainly make sense. Both their characters are wild cards with occasional good intentions. Helena (unlike her comic book counterpart) is shown to be more of a bad guy in Arrow than the antihero she is in her comics. The same is true for Black Siren, who was shown to be a doormat heroine in the DCAU, and certainly not the powerful and vicious character she is.
Felicity and #BlackCanary (a.k.a. Dinah) can have more screen time since even though both have worked in close quarters for some time, we haven't yet seen any dynamic between the two. Handing them a mission of their own (which would lead to the formation of the group) would certainly show us how close the quirky hacker and bad-ass vigilante are. Add #Speedy in to the mix and we have the makings of a truly memorable episode.
The One Character That NEEDS To Be In The Team
Luckily, Arrow EP Marc Guggenheim is totally on board, with one condition:
"It's totally possible. But truth be told, I wouldn’t want to do it unless we could figure out a way to get Sara in there as well. One of my favorite episodes was 406, where we had Speedy, Black Canary and Canary all fighting side-by-side-by side together, and that was a blast. Seeing three badass women was really, really awesome. [An all-girls mission] is on our ‘bucket list'."
Guggenheim's optimism speaks volumes, and we can rest assured that at some point (maybe even the later half of Season 6 when the Huntress is expected to arrive), we might just get to see an epic all-female team-up episode.
Arrow is going through a revival of sorts; its previous season and finale were a huge success, and it's topped all that off by giving us some pretty exciting casting announcements. Having a female team-up episode will certainly help fans remain invested in the show. More than that though, it will highlight the power of Arrow's many ladies, especially with Season 6 posed to be one with several Big Bads. The women in the #DC TV series teaming up for the first time to take them down will certainly be something to remember.
What do you think, Arrow fans? Do we need an all-female team-up episode?