The Walking Dead wasn’t the only show that spent an entire season teasing someone’s death. After releasing a promo in which Oliver Queen (played by Stephen Amell) stands in front of a mysterious grave vowing vengeance, Arrow’s showrunners were essentially telling us that someone important was going to die. Unlike the AMC series, which is currently feeling the burn from legions of disgruntled fans, the CW Network show pushed past the foreplay and went straight to the action.
During Wednesday night’s episode titled "Eleven-Fifty-Nine," it was revealed that Laurel Lance (played by Katie Cassidy) was the one to get the ax. The Black Canary succumbed to her injuries following a surprise attack by Damien Darhk (played by Neal McDonough) and, according to showrunners Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle, there’s a good chance this death is final.
“With the Lazarus Pit and the possibilities of coming back, it's easy in some ways to forget that our characters are vigilantes, they're out on the street doing really dangerous things, and what this does is it really brings that reality back in a very kind of rude and brutal way. And I think that it's good for the audience to be reminded of that, and for our characters as well,” Mericle told Comic Book Resources.
So don’t expect to see her rising from the grave like her sister, Sara. In the meantime, look out for Lance’s Earth-2 persona Black Siren in an upcoming episode of The Flash.