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The CW's Arrow has always played fast and loose with its plots and how they are treated compared to the DC Comics, and it made a particularly large departure in Season 2 when Nyssa al Ghul made her debut as the daughter and heir of Ra's al Ghul. The best-known al Ghul daughter from comic canon is Talia al Ghul, but Nyssa was originally Arrow's Heir to the Demon. While Nyssa is currently off-screen after disbanding the League of Assassins, her sister Talia will soon make her own Arrow debut, which could lead to interesting things down the line. I recently spoke to Katrina Law ahead of her new Training Day gig, asking her whether or not she could reprise the role of Nyssa for an al Ghul reunion, and she had this to say:
There's always talk. Whether or not those talks will ever come to fruition is another matter, but I would love to have a reunion with Talia. I just think having the two sisters either fight side by side together or fight with each other would be epic either way. And then if we could somehow do some sort of flashback with Ra's al Ghul coming in as well... Let's petition to make that happen.
Nyssa last appeared on Arrow in Season 4. She recruited Oliver and Team Arrow to help her take control of the League of Assassins away from Malcolm Merlyn. She parted on good terms with the good guys of Star City, and the door is wide open for her to pop over from wherever she landed after disbanding the League. She was even able to return for Laurel's funeral at the end of the season. Surely the writers could find a reason to have her drop by Star City if Talia showed up, and Katrina Law is clearly up for returning to Arrow as Nyssa.
Given what we know about Talia so far, a reunion of the sisters - whether friendly or not - could be pretty fantastic. Lexa Doig of Andromeda and Continuum has signed on to play Talia, and she has enough experience with TV stunts that she would undoubtedly be a solid scene partner for Katrina Law if a sisterly reunion ever actually happens. Law's experiences on shows like Spartacus and Arrow have turned her into a pro at both selling epic fight sequences and delivering in nuanced performances. Throw in all the action that she's facing in her new series, and Nyssa could be a more formidable fighter than ever if she makes her way back to Arrow to meet with her sister.
Of course, Katrina Law is awfully busy nowadays with Training Day. The new show is a TV sequel to the 2001 movie of the same name, and the action doesn't seem to leave Law with a lot of spare time for other TV projects. In her chat with CinemaBlend, Law weighed in on whether CBS could spare her for a visit to The CW, saying this:
We shall see. I don't know. It was a pretty brutal shooting schedule in the first season, so I'm probably going to have to lean towards 'no,' but I'm always hopeful and optimistic.
I got the chance to watch three episodes of Training Day Season 1, and I can definitely see why the shooting schedule has kept Katrina Law's small screen schedule packed. There's enough action and intensity in each hour that the main players are always up to something significant as members of the LAPD's Special Investigation Section. The SIS is a pretty far cry from the League of Assassins on Arrow, but Detective Rebecca Lee has plenty to do on Training Day. We can only cross our fingers and hope that the schedules work out at some point so that Katrina Law has the time to reprise Nyssa for an al Ghul sisterly reunion.
You can catch Katrina Law as the enigmatic Detective Rebecca Lee when Training Day premieres on Thursday, February 2 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.