On last night's Legends of Tomorrow premiere, Laurel Lance had to once again part ways with her beloved sister Sara. Luckily for them both, Sara wasn't dying this time around. Instead, she was heading off on a noble cause with the new Legends team to save the world.
Ahead of her appearance at Heroes & Villains Fan Fest this weekend, ComicBook.com had the chance to speak to Laurel Lance actress Katie Cassidy about the encouraging farewell.
"I don't look at that scene between Laurel and Sara in Legends as a goodbye scene," Cassidy explains. "I actually look at that scene as introducing her and supporting her into her next chapter of her life. I don't look at it as a goodbye scene, I look at it as more of ... It's opening a whole new world for her, kind of sending her off and through ... I look at it as a very positive, honest, opening a lot of doors for her, and supporting her and encouraging her."
That's where the White Canary costume comes in. It was time to get out of the darkness, like many Arrow characters are struggling to do, and see the light. "Sara introduces her, gives her the idea, and says, you know, 'You don't need to be all your dark things. You don't need to be a dark person,'" Cassidy says. "She's like, 'I have a lot of darkness inside me as well,' since her ... that doesn't make you who you are. You can do what Oliver's done. You can be the light, and this hero that I know that you are. People look up to you, and you're doing good. You need to embrace that, and then Laurel introduces the White Canary suit to Sara. As far as, 'be the light', is basically what she says. I look at it more of like, sort of presenting a new chapter in her life, and journey, and more of a positive thing."
Nothing like some good old fashioned symbolism to light the way!
Having watched DC's epic pilot episode of Legends of Tomorrow, what did you think of Laurel's farewell to Sara? Do you think the siblings will be reunited once again?
Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays at 8 PM ET and you can catch Katie Cassidy on Arrow, Wednesdays at 8 PM ET, both on the CW.
see also: Arrow's Katie Cassidy On Laurel's Future & Sparring With Oliver