‘Arrow’ season 4 spoilers: Why ‘Restoration’ is key episode for Katie Cassidy’s Laurel Lance

Black CanaryThe third season of “Arrow” was a great one for Laurel. She had the opportunity to evolve from a recovering attorney to a hero-in-training, and to go along with that, she also managed to have a thoroughly entertaining arc with nary a mention of a love interest. Isn’t there something that can be said for that?

We knew that Katie Cassidy was going to get great material in the early going for the fourth season, as well, and there was a simple reason for that: The resurrection of Sara Lance. She is a huge part of her story, and when it starts to appear like there could be a way to resurrect her using the Lazarus Pits, Laurel is going to do everything that she can to bring her sister back. The synopsis for the upcoming October 21 episode “Restoration” makes this clear, but it also suggests that there is going to be some serious opposition to it:

“The growing tension between Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) puts both their lives at risk when they go after Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) and a H.I.V.E. deployed meta-human. Meanwhile, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) talks Thea (Willa Holland) into returning to Nanda Parbat to ask her father (John Barrowman) to put Sara (guest star Caity Lotz) into the Lazarus Pit. However, Laurel is surprised when Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) refuses to do it.”

Hooray for more Nyssa! One of the more fascinating wrinkles in seeing her now return to the show is that we know that the dynamic between Laurel and Nyssa shift and change; they were starting to become great friends and allies, but could this difference of opinion change things? We already imagine that Law’s character is not going to be in the best mood thanks mostly to being passed over again for the title of the Demon’s Head.

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