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Marc Guggenheim Discusses The Impact of Sara’s Death on Arrow

November 13th, 2014 by Todd Black Comments

The sixth episode of Arrow is set to air tonight, and the effects of what happened in the premiere is still resonating with the characters on the show. Sara’s killer has not been found, and that fact has turned allies to enemies in some cases, while setting one character on a path to meet her destiny.

Comic Book Resources chatted with Marc Guggenheim about Arrow and the effect of Sara’s death on the team, and how it will play out for future episodes.

” I would say her death probably drives key components for the entirety of the season. As to when we reveal who the killer is, if we haven’t done so already, it will happen before the end of the year.”

For those who fear that Laurel may jump into the role of Black Canary too quickly, Guggenheim is ready with some calming words.

“One of the dimensions of what you’re talking about we’ll see in tonight’s episode, “Guilty.” We’ve always said for Laurel, it is not going to be a quick journey. I wouldn’t confuse wearing a costume with being a superhero. That’s the big stumbling block for Laurel — a mask does not a superhero make. The process of discovering that is going to be painful. I mean that literally. We’re in a world where people sometimes talk their feelings out, but a lot of times they get shot and stabbed and hit repeatedly. It’s not going to be a piece of cake for Laurel going forward, no matter what costume she may or may not put on.”

Stay tuned for more Arrow news. And check out our review of “Guilty” shortly after the premiere!

Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!