Although Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 kicked off around the same time Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl began their new seasons, it has a shorter amount of episodes comprising its sophomore outing, as was the case with its first season. Season 2 is subsequently concluding in early April, which means that Legends of Tomorrow is currently shooting its finale. We still have a few weeks to go until official plot information is disclosed about that episode, but today it was revealed that fans can expect to see Laurel Lance during the proceedings.
Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim posted the cast list for the Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 finale on Twitter earlier today, and the most surprising entry is Katie Cassidy reprising Laurel Lance. (The second most surprising entry is that Lord of the Rings mastermind J.R.R. Tolkien will appear, played by Jack Turner.) This will be Cassidy’s second time appearing on the series, first showing up in the pilot last year. The big question now is, which Laurel will the actress be playing on the time-traveling superhero show?
Katie Cassidy was a series regular as the Earth-1 Laurel Lance on Arrow for its first four seasons, where viewers watched her rise to becoming both Star City’s assistant district attorney and the Black Canary. Sadly, she was killed by Damien Darhk in the episode “Eleven-Fifty-Nine,” and since then she’s only been seen in flashbacks and as part of the shared hallucination Oliver Queen and others experienced during the Invasion! crossover. Since the Legends of Tomorrow protagonists are riding around in a time machine, it’s conceivable that they could somehow run into a past version of Laurel. Sara Lance has sworn off trying to change the timeline to save her sister’s life, but circumstances may force the heroes to interact with Laurel to preserve the space-time continuum or something along those lines. However, that’s not the only possibility on the table.
Last year, Katie Cassidy appeared on The Flash as Black Siren, the Earth-2 version of Laurel. That doppelgänger returned for two Arrow Season 5 episodes, and last we heard, she was imprisoned at ARGUS. Since all of the Legion of Doom is appearing in the Legends of Tomorrow Season 2, perhaps the super villains will free Black Siren and draft her into their cabal. Sara hasn’t met the Earth-2 Laurel yet, so putting her into play would surely throw the White Canary off her game. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on Katie Cassidy’s involvement in Legends of Tomorrow as more news comes in, as well as any other information concerning the Season 2 finale.
Legends of Tomorrow can be seen Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST/PST on The CW, with the Season 2 finale, titled “Anubis,” airing on April 4.