Arrow and DC's Legends of Tomorrow will have more than a few things in common, but none greater than the much anticipated reunion of two sibling heroes. Sara Lance returns to the CW as the White Canary, while her sister Laurel continues the good fight as the Black Canary on Arrow. As many of you remember last season, Sara was killed by a drugged Thea Queen immediately after meeting Laurel for a brief reunion since returning to Nanda Parbat with Nyssa Al-Ghul. She died in Laurels arms in one of the most heartbreaking scenes on Arrow so far.
So while we've seen positive character growth in Laurel Lances' character, there is that large gaping hole in her universe. There is no question that even though Laurel has respectively held her own, she is still far away from truly filling her sisters shoes. Sara Lance had such an impact on the Arrow universe for her abilities as an elite assassin that it's no surprise to me that they would find an angle to bring her back. Sara was the teacher Laurel should have had...the mentor she needs to rise to the next level. For Laurel to REALLY become the Black Canary she will need the guidance only her sister can give.
The chemistry between Katie Cassidy & Caity Lotz onscreen as Lance siblings, has always been very good. The moments when emotions ran high were done very well. The drama between these two really elevated the show, especially when they were tackling the sister's issues caused by Sara's affair with Laurels' then fiance Oliver Queen. From her death...then resurrection....and death again, you felt the hurt Laurel went through during those roller-coaster moments of emotion. While at the same time feeling empathy for the struggle Sara went through as she slowly made her way back into her family's lives.
Little by little Laurel started to become aware of what her sister was going through and what she had become. The bond between the two translated so well that the story line between the sisters captured the audience just as strong as every other story line on Arrow. The daughters of Quentin and Dinah Lance have certainly entertained the masses and have become more than just the ex-girlfriends of the emerald archer.
So when Sara died, although it did take a huge element away from the show, it had to be done in order to allow Laurel Lance to elevate herself into the role of the Black Canary. The journey Laurel took to get there has been strongly a ride to have witnessed. First they kill off her love Tommy Merlyn, then she becomes an addict and a drunk. Her sister comes back from the island after being presumed dead for Five Years and then is murdered in a stunning fashion by a friend. Laurel falls into a pool of anger and despair, meets Ted Grant, the vigilante known as Wildcat, and begins to train. She is then thrust into conflict with the sadistic crime boss Danny Brickwell right out the gate. Oh, and lets not forget that one incident when she got hit with a dose of vertigo and got the snot beat out of her. Through all this though, she's risen to a level where she can finally hold her own.
Now we have the return of "Ta-er al-Asfer", only this time she comes back as the White Canary. Resurrected via the Lazarus Pit, there is still plenty of speculation on what takes us to this point. One thing is for certain, there will be plenty of story to tell as the roads the two sisters travel on will most certainly lead towards each other...maybe. There is always the chance that Sara's resurrection might be kept secret for a short time as she joins the Atom, Firestorm, Captain Cold, Heatwave, & Hawk-Girl as they prepare to wage war against Vandal Savage. View the trailer for a Dr. Who-like revelation for these...legends.
Arrow and DC's Legends will share in the telling of two sisters; and with all the goodies that come with it. I know fans of these two great characters can't wait to see the Canaries fight side by side. When it finally happens, it promises to be epic!