‘Arrow’ fans have a lot to look forward to when the show returns for the second half of Season 5, and not just in regards to the big mystery of the return of Laurel Lance (which I suppose is not such a mystery anymore since the CW has already spoiled that surprise with all of their promos). It seems that at long last the show is going to be bringing Talia Al Ghul into the fold, and she is going to be playing a major role in the back half of the season, and apparently is deeply connected to Prometheus and his origins.
According to executive producer Wendy Mericle during a recent interview with TVLine, the mystery behind Prometheus “is a gift that keeps on giving for the rest of the season” and Talia will play a “crucial part” in figuring out the true identity of the villain, especially as Felicity starts to really dig in and investigate Prometheus now that she has a personal grudge against the man after the death of her boyfriend, Malone, at the hands of the villain.
We already knew that Talia was going to be portrayed by Lexa Doig and would indeed be the sister of Nyssa and daughter of Ra’s al Ghul, but where exactly has she been all these years remains a mystery. However, we know she will be a trained fighter, though it seems she will have chosen to remove herself from picking a side between her sister and her father, perhaps choosing her own side, and as some have speculated, maybe making her own plans and training someone on her own, maybe someone like Prometheus… The only time we have ever seen the character on screen in the Arrowverse so far was during a brief sojourn to the League of Shadows in the past on ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ where Sara and company meet a very young Talia al Ghul (see picture above), confirming the character’s existence in the world and perhaps setting the stage for finally meeting her this season.
Are you excited to see Talia finally brought onto ‘Arrow?’ Considering how many other villains and allies the show has “borrowed” from ‘Batman’ lore are you at all surprised to see her arrive? Are you worried she might become a love interest for Oliver? Share your thoughts and opinions on the matter in the comments below!
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