‘Arrow’ season 2, episode 3 preview: The Black Canary ‘uncaged’; a Detective Lance story

Take a look -The Black Canary is not only now out on the prowl, but Oliver Queen and company are going to have quite a conundrum on their hands on “Arrow” next week . They have to try to figure out who this woman is, what her motivations are, and also if there’s any way that she can be further utilized. Sound like fun? The promo below certainly makes it look like it will be.

But, what is equally interesting about next week’s “Broken Dolls” is that the emphasis on this installment is being placed way more than just on what is going on with Oliver. This is going to be a Detective Lance-heavy story in many ways, as a ghost from his past is not only going to be released and on the prowl, but potentially going after the one person that he loves more than anyone else. (That one should be pretty obvious.) You can check out a little more news on that courtesy of the official synopsis below:

“Lance (Paul Blackthorne) learns a criminal named Barton Mathis (guest star Michael Eklund), whom he put away years ago, broke out of prison during the quake and is back to torturing and murdering women. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) offers herself as bait so Arrow (Stephen Amell), Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lance can catch this villain, but the plan goes awry. Furious, Mathis kidnaps Laurel (Katie Cassidy) in retaliation and plans to murder her while Lance watches. Meanwhile, Thea (Willa Holland) and Oliver are stunned when District Attorney Adam Donner (guest star Dylan Bruce) seeks the death penalty for Moira (Susanna Thompson). Oliver asks Roy (Colton Haynes) to help him find the Canary (Caity Lotz).”

So while the attention is going to understandably be placed on the evolution of the Black Canary, what about Roy’s journey to becoming Speedy? We know the endgame here, and Oliver asking for his help may be the first sign of something big that will get the character closer to being on Team Arrow. What’s somewhat interesting about this is that if he and Laurel eventually do end up being on his side, that means a whopping five people will be fighting crime. Is that too many crime-fighters in the kitchen?

If you want to read some more scoop related to “Arrow” season 2, be sure to click here. We’ll have a full review up for tonight’s episode in the morning.

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