Arrow: Lost Canary
April 15, 2019 8:31 PM - Season 7, Episode 18 - Subscribe

After being accused of murder and having her criminal past exposed, Laurel goes full Black Siren and teams up with an old criminal acquaintance, Shadow Thief, to go on a crime spree around Star City. While Dinah aims to bring Laurel in, Felicity refuses to give up on her friend and tries everything to get through to her, even summoning Sara Lance for help.
posted by oh yeah! (4 comments total)
This should have been a really strong episode, but somehow it was missing something and it fell a bit flat, at least for me.

The Birds of Prey/Canaries angle could have been really fun, and it was great to see Sara suited up and in action (something that has been missing on Legends), and it was even enjoyable to watch Black Siren back in her suit, but the emotions of the ladies drifting apart and coming back together seemed really forced or artificial, which is a shame, given that there are unlikely to be too many opportunities to get all of the girls together in the future, what what Black Siren returning to Earth II and Felicity being written out of the show to account for the pregnancy story line.

Maybe the episode would have been better if it had skipped the John and Oliver road trip completely. It didn't really accomplish anything and it ate up time that could have been better used to let the Canaries interact.

I have to say that in the flash forward, with that hair and that mask, Laurel looked more like Felicia Hardy's Black Cat than she did like a Canary.
posted by sardonyx at 3:09 PM on April 17, 2019

I'm not even into the Canaries other than Sara in general, but I enjoyed the girl power of it all, and a bare minimum of Oliver. Also, yay Sara! And ohmygod, that moment of cute sexy chemistry between Sara and Felicity suddenly made me root for something that will never happen.

I'm going to miss Felicity. (Duh.)
posted by jenfullmoon at 6:42 PM on April 17, 2019 [1 favorite]

This was a good episode but I too felt like some of it felt forced. I think it's like the way they move? Or the dialog? I'm not sure. I did enjoy Sara though, and seeing all the girls together was nice. I also liked seeing future Laurel, who definitely did look more like Black Cat.
posted by numaner at 1:29 PM on April 19, 2019 [1 favorite]

I like that they're doing these Special Issue Comics for the shows. Even the future timeline stuff worked for me this episode in a way it hadn't before. And yeah fun to finally have an all girls show. It's to the writer's credit this didn't feel like a stunt, they have such a cast of strong female characters already all they had to do was bring in Shadowthief ("on the nose") to be the heel-of-the-week.
posted by Nelson at 6:49 AM on April 29, 2019

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