See Arrow's Katie Cassidy As Black Canary

And there she is! We knew it was only a matter of time before we saw Arrow's Laurel (Katie Cassidy) filling the figurative wings of her sister Sara, and today, the CW has given us our first official look Laurel in full Black Canary gear... and hair! She's much blonder in her masked get-up than she is when she's trying to put criminals behind bars. Here's another look at her all dressed up and looking ready for some serious action...


I won't pretend to be the biggest Laurel fan. I doubt i'm alone. But it's pretty exciting to see what she looks like when she's out of her sensible suit and dressed for action. Looks like there are a lot of buckles going on there and she's got her baton at the ready. But is Laurel ready?

At this point, it seems like she's only just getting going on her training, having recently confessed to her trainer Ted that she's out for blood over her sister's mysterious murder. When last we saw her, she was picking out a training outfit, and she was pretty enthusiastic about going with the black one. Looks like she knows the look she's going for, and that's even more apparent in the photos above.

The preview for tonight's episode shows Laurel looking eager to find and destroy whoever it was who filled Sara full of arrows and sent her over the edge of a building.

The preview for "Guilty" focuses heavily on dreams and Roy's recent nightmare that he killed Sara. He seems convinced that he did, but I'm still not sure. Regardless, it looks like he's confessing as much to Felicity, which is a good thing. If there's anyone who can stay relatively emotionally detached and help him figure out what really happened, it's probably her. Whether or not that happens remains to be seen. In the meantime, the trailer ends with Laurel saying, "I want to avenge my sister's death."

Is it possible that Laurel's first opponent as Black Canary will be Arsenal?!

Roy didn't do it. At least, I don't think he did. I hope he didn't.

Arrow airs Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. EST on The CW

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