What would happen if Oliver Queen met his adult daughter Mia? Well, Arrow star Katherine McNamara has a few thoughts on the subject. Though she wouldn't confirm or deny that such a thing was possible for the series, she offered some insight into how Mia feels about Oliver and what might unfold if they ever did meet.
"I know it is rumored Mia and Oliver will meet at some point -- and I can neither confirm nor deny! -- but if it did happen, it would rock Mia’s world in a way that would not only change her forever but force her to deal with all the baggage and resentment," she told Metro.
"She has a complicated relationship with her father even though they’ve never met," she continued. "Being told the vigilantes were evil and the cause of the demise of Star City, then learning about his legacy and all the good things he did, everything wonderful he bought to the city, the importance he had to people as a symbol of hope and of redemption? It’s taught her a lot."
"When confronted face-to-face, she has to deal with the fact that she respects his journey but she feels he chose that over her, and that is a huge obstacle," she added. "If they ever do come together."
McNamara joined Arrow last year as Mia Smoak for a series of flash-forwards that took place in Star City 2040. The daughter of Felicity, Mia joined her half-brother William Clayton-Queen and some other allies to save the city, much like their father did before his death. Since Oliver went off to work with the Monitor in 2019, Mia never knew her father.
In the Season 7 finale, the Monitor confirmed he had seen Oliver's death. This may have something to do with "Crisis on Infinite Earths," this year's five-show crossover. Considering the grand scale of the event, it's possible time travel is involved, which could open the door for a Queen family reunion.
Airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, Arrow's final season stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Rick Gonzalez as Wild Dog, Juliana Harkavy as Black Canary, Katie Cassidy as Black Siren, Katherine McNamara as Mia Smoak, Joseph David-Jones as Connor Hawke and Ben Lewis as William Clayton-Queen.