Arrow's Laurel Lance Deserved Much More Than She Got | The Mary Sue
Tonight's episode of Arrow sees Nyssa Raatko, the daughter of Ra's al Nyssa's Complex Relationships With Laurel, Ra's al Ghul and More. nyssa, sara et oliver Katrina Recht, Pfeil Meme, Arrow Tv-serie, . arrow laurel lance arrowedit felicity smoak emily bett rickards caity lotz sara lance nyssa al. I also love her relationship with her father, Ra's al Ghul (Matt Nable), and I Nyssa was back in episode of “Arrow”, in which Laurel, Thea.
Ironically, it's Oliver Queen who's after her, while she sides with Team Arrow in a reversal of their long-entrenched positions in the series. Katrina Law, who plays Nyssa, joined ComicBook. This week is a big episode for you; has it been interesting to play off of Matt Nable? Is it challenging since you have such an elaborate relationship but so little screen time with him? We joke all the time that he and I feel that we have a very believable, excruciatingly terrible father-daughter relationship and as soon as we get done with a scene, we just look at each other and we start giggling because we have so much fun, just being dysfunctional towards each other.
We work in very similar ways and when I'm acting with him, there are moments where I think "Oh! This man could be my father, and I have no problem bowing down to him and respecting him and also being fearful of him. Nyssa was not a very well-known character outside of hardcore comic fans. As you've developed this character arguably as much as most of the comic book writers who have dealt with her, has it been gratifying to go from every interview starting with "When are we going to see Talia?
I respectfully and emphatically call bullshit on that. While the writers have acknowledged the comics, they have decided to do their own thing …which would be fine if it was an actual improvement. It allows her to tell her story, to be angry, to be wrong, to be right, and to grow. Nothing about her is hindered by her relationship with Matt Murdock or knowing who he really is. That is what the writers forgot about Laurel and are steadily forgetting with Felicity: These women are more than their relationships.
I saw a woman who was smart, strong, flawed, and in deep need of a shoulder to cry on. A woman looking for a cause to stand by. I stand by Laurel Lance because of who she was, flaws and all—and who she was denied the opportunity to be.
Arrow's Katrina Law Talks Nyssa's Complex Relationships With Laurel, Ra's al Ghul and More
She runs a small YouTube Channel under the username Melina Pendulum and hopes to someday finish that novel. Laurel the future Black Canary and Sara the Canary. Thanks to Smallville putting Oliver with Chloe, some fans had hope from the beginning and through other relationships.
Oliver and Laurel reunited at the end of the first season, but that didn't change fans' minds.
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After all, their reunion was brief. It was also early on in the series, so it was unlikely that it would stick. When Sara returned, she and Oliver got together. Still, some fans didn't think it would last, especially given their messy history. They were right, as before the second season ended, that relationship was over. All it took were several platonic moments between Oliver and Felicity for fans to become certain that they should and would end up together.
Their first kiss wasn't even until the season 3 premiere. Handshakes and shoulder touches, along with the actors' chemistry, were enough during the first two seasons. He may not have been a boy by the definition of the word when he left, but he was close to it. He was at least closer to being a boy than a man. He didn't have the maturity or life experience he did that shaped him into the person he became.
As has been established, Laurel was Oliver's first love, despite their messy history. She will always be an important part of his past.
- Arrow's Katrina Law Talks Nyssa's Complex Relationships With Laurel, Ra's al Ghul and More
That hasn't changed just because what they meant to each other did before Damien Darhk took her life. However, Oliver still had growing up to do when he was with Laurel before his five years away.
He even had some growing up to do when he first came back to Starling City just look at his original plans and his attempts at relationships.
That's why Arrow did the right thing and waited to put Oliver and Felicity together the first time. Oliver tended to run when Laurel mentioned a future together on a boat trip or to the island. On the other hand, he has embraced one with Felicity. He was the one who proposed multiple times and was so eager to get married. Oliver was hesitant, to say the least. Instead, he sabotaged their relationship by taking her sister on the boat. When she brought up their future again, after they'd reconnected and following losing Tommy, he again fled.
He went to the island. That time, at least, there were the extenuating circumstances with the Undertaking and losing his best friend.
However, Oliver actually embraced domesticity with Felicity. He invited her on a trip away from Starling City to figure out who he'd become. That was before they were even officially together at the end of season 3. When season 4 began, the couple were already living together, after only a few months. They had a house in Ivy Town and Oliver was already ready to propose. It's clear that it wasn't the length of time of the relationship that mattered, but it was the woman with whom he was involved.
With Laurel, a future together scared him enough to get him packing. With Felicity, he ran toward that future. In fact, Felicity was the one who couldn't leave their hero life behind.
Oliver had gladly traded in his bow and arrow at the time for slow cookers and recipes. Nothing cemented that more than their conversation in episode 14, "Time of Death. After, the two fought in the hallway outside her apartment. She blamed him for ruining their relationship.
He argued that he'd stood by her, which included when she was prosecuting his mother for the Undertaking. Meanwhile, she blamed everyone but herself for her troubles. The series then moved toward Oliver and Felicity. One significant difference is that, despite what he told Laurel, Oliver did run away from her.
When he left on that ill-fated trip with his father, he took her sister with him.
After the Undertaking, he fled to Lian Yu and left her a note. However, at the end of season 3, he decided to leave Starling City to learn more about who he'd become. He wanted Felicity to come with him, "some place far away from here. Oliver ran from Laurel. He stayed with Felicity. That Oliver, and the one who returned, wasn't interested in working at the family's company.
It just didn't fit into his plan upon his return to Star City and as the Hood. However, she didn't know about that. All she knew was that the Oliver she knew wasn't someone who could be "master of the universe" at Queen Consolidated. That fit into the image he wanted to project to the public in the first season.