Talia al Ghul's role in the transformation of Oliver Queen into Green Arrow unfolds in this CBR-exclusive scene from tonight's episode of "Arrow." Titled "Second Chances," the episode offers new insight into how Talia influenced the man who would one day protect Star City, as she explained (vaguely) why she saved him from his Russian abductors, and confronts him about how and why he possesses the hood of Yao Fei, Oliver's teacher on the island, and the father of Shado.
"She’s definitely her own person; she’s not a Nyssa clone, by any stretch,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim recently explained, emphasizing the differences between Ra’s al Ghul’s daughters. “You can definitely sense a familial resemblance. Having Ra’s al Ghul as your dad, it’s likely to forge a very specific kind of person. They’re close enough and different enough that I would love, at some point, to do a story with Nyssa and Talia.”
“Second Chances” also features Team Arrow’s efforts to recruit a new vigilante with a sonic cry similar to Black Canary. Here’s the official synopsis:
TALIA AL GHUL TAKES OLIVER UNDER HER WING — In his quest to take down Kovar, Oliver (Stephen Amell) gets help from a surprising source – Talia al Ghul (guest star Lexa Doig). However, when she reveals what she wants from him in exchange, Oliver isn’t sure he can accept her help. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) attempts to hack the NSA to help free Diggle (David Ramsey) but when her online efforts are flagged, she faces off against an unknown adversary. Meanwhile, Curtis (Echo Kellum) tells the team about a female vigilante, Tina Boland (guest star Juliana Harkavay), he uncovered online who has been wreaking havoc all over the country.
Airing Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, “Arrow” stars Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne and Echo Callum.