Arrow Scoop: Sin Returns for 'Pivotal' Role in Sara Murder Mystery

Arrow Season 3 Sin Returns

Though Sin was conspicuously absent from the immediate aftermath of BFF Sara’s murder, Bex Taylor-Klaus will reprise her Arrow role after the CW hit’s winter break, TVLine has confirmed.

“She’s actually in Episode 12, titled ‘Uprising,'” showrunner Andrew Kreisberg shared at the screening of the Flash/Arrow crossover episodes (airing Dec. 2 and 3). “She plays a pivotal part in the investigation into Sara’s death.”

“I just watched the dailies the other day, and it was really great to see her back,” Kreisberg added, “because she such an important part of Season 2.”

Hailed for her turn as Bullet during Season 3 of The Killing, Taylor-Klaus made her Arrow debut early in Season 2, as Sara Lance’s street-rat confidante, and last appeared in April of this year. In mid-August, the in-demand actress filmed a lead role in the pilot for MTV’s recently ordered-to-series Scream adaptation.

Arrow‘s winter finale, airing Dec. 10, is Episode 9. (With reporting by Vlada Gelman)

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  1. Bam says:

    That is because she is the one that shot Sara.

  2. Hodan says:

    She is back because writers are going to pin Sara’s murder on her character, Sin. And, ultimately RAG would be behind the murder thought. Lame!

  3. Ashley says:

    Yay! I really loved her character. I was hoping they wouldn’t ignore her (due to storyline purposes or because of her availability) with everything going on with Sara.

  4. Luis says:

    Will be happy to see Sin again; I’ve been missing her this season. Hard to see how they could pin Sara’s murder on her.

  5. Hector says:

    Thea killed Sara watch lol

  6. The Kaibosh says:

    I smell a red herring where Sin is blamed for the murder in some way. I still believe it was Thea that killed Sara as revenge for the death of her mother. She blames Sara for Oliver choosing her over Shado on the island which resulted in Slade’s vengeance fueled rampage that caused her mother’s death. And even though we’re supposed to believe that Thea was off training with Merlin on Corto Maltese the whole time: its not beyond reason that she could have slipped away for a short time to commit the act. Thea is the only one that makes sense in terms of a motive above and beyond some nameless, faceless League of Assassins being out to get Sara for some generic or unknown reason.

    • Briggs says:

      How would Thea know anything about Shado? Slade only told her about Merlyn being her father, and Merlyn certainly wouldn’t know about the choice Oliver had to make. Points for creativity, though. The best justification for pinning the murder on Thea I’ve ever seen, if only because you actually bothered to give one..

      • The Kaibosh says:

        I’m afraid you’re wrong there. The scene where Slade kills Moira has Oliver waking up in the woods with Moira and Thea tied up. Slade specifically mentions how Oliver was weak when he was faced with a similar choice on the island and how Shado paid the price as a result. Thea is wide awake and crying listening to the whole thing when Slade then pulls his sword out and stabs Moira through the heart. Thea absolutely knew about Shado and how Slade blamed Oliver for her death. I appreciate the back handed compliment if want to call it that but next time do your research before you bother to post an incorrect reply.

        • Briggs says:

          Any other time someone theorized it was Thea, they give little to no justification for their argument. So yeah, you get kudos for doing that much.
          I don’t see how Thea, being emotionally overwrought and confused, watching her mother sacrifice herself for her children, is going to blame Sara for her death. Especially since Slade is obviously recreating the scene, which means Sara would have had just as much choice in it as she did. If anything, she might blame Oliver for having to make the choice in the first place, since she was predisposed to be mad at him, anyway. Or blame Slade, for doing the actual killing. But blame Sara, whom she barely knew except she’s Oliver’s girlfriend (did she even know she broke up with him?), and had probably been tied up like she was? It doesn’t compute.
          Now for the logistics. Thea would have to know Sara was in town. Sara was working for the League again, tracking down Malcolm. I would think she can cover her tracks better than that (Nyssa, of course, probably didn’t care about stealth, she just wanted Sara back), given her training with them for *years* to Thea’s *months* with her father. Granted, she might have access to a private plane, so she doesn’t have to worry about smuggling a bow and arrow (that we’ve yet to see her use, archery trophies notwithstanding) through customs.
          But, Corto Maltese, probably somewhere warmer than near the tip of South America, is going to be far enough away that it’s not going to be an overnight trip. Not only that, but in taking a private jet would definitely alert Malcolm to her plans, since it would be his plane. Regardless of who owns the plane, however, he clearly made her ‘fight’ for her right to go back to Starling. You’re going to tell me a man who just got time with his daughter for the first time when she was nearly 20 isn’t going to notice her taking a trip, short though it was? Not only that, but Thea had a job on Corto Maltese, which tells me she was there for a while. I got the impression they didn’t travel much, if at all, once they got there.
          It makes no real sense.

          • The Kaibosh says:

            To your first point: why wouldn’t an emotionally distraught Thea blame Sara? She blames everyone. Slade’s been defeated. She can’t get to him. She blames Oliver but can’t kill her own brother. So she left in anger. Of course she’s going to blame Sara as illogical as it may sound because Thea’s isn’t thinking logically. Only that none of this would have happened if Slade hadn’t lost Shado.

            To your second and third point. You’re assuming Malcolm isn’t involved. He would have the resources to track Sara’s whereabouts be able to smuggle Thea into Starling City and back again.

            Finally: the whole training Thea to be a weapon needs to go somewhere and this would make sense because it would make her into Laurel’s arch enemy when its revealed who killed Sara. Laurel would demand justice on Thea and Oliver would not be able to allow his sister to be killed. Oliver will turn Thea over to the police causing more resentment from Thea and Laurel would resent Oliver for not letting her kill Thea. Either way Oliver loses which is the whole point of these dramas.

          • Briggs says:

            Yeah, but Thea’s main problem, coming out of season 2, was that everyone was lying to her. She wasn’t blaming anyone, including Slade, for Moira’s death the way that Laurel has been flying off the handle at the slightest provocation this season. Her being so zen when Oliver finds her just doesn’t jive with her wanting to kill Sara. It just doesn’t. Even if her thirst for blood has been slaked.
            Not only that, but Stephen Amell appeared on the Arrow After Show on thestreamtv on YouTube for episode 6. When the regular hosts theorized that Thea could turn evil, Stephen said, “I can’t even touch that one, except to say that you guys are totally wrong.” True, the conversation was about whether Thea was going to turn into a vigilante, but it was still about her being evil or not.
            BTW, who the heck said Malcolm is evil? He did what he thought was best for the city. True, he was completely in the wrong, but he wasn’t just slaughtering over 500 people because he loves death and destruction. He wanted to purge the city of the ‘plague’ coming out of the Glades. And last season he just wanted time with his daughter. His goal, in training Thea, was to do precisely what was outlined in episode 3. She wanted to not hurt anymore. So, he taught her, “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” Your theory totally works against that.

      • Teresa Rhoda says:

        The only thing I noticed was in one recent episode Felicity mentioned that the person who shot Sara was “short” (if my recall is correct} and in the Cupid episode when Thea came to the Foundary she mentioned that there was a “small problem….not small but short” (meaning Thea). Not sure if these were clues being dished out to viewers or red herrings or maybe just me reading something in nothing.

        • The Kaibosh says:

          You’re correct. What we know is this: 1) Sara was on the roof when someone with a voice modulator said “hello sara” to get her attention where she then turned around to face her killer 2) Sara knew her killer when she said “what are you doing here” 3) There is a distinct metallic sound of arrows being fired (not thrown): three of them striking Sara in the abdomen causing her to fall off the roof dead 4) Felicity’s analysis later revealed that the arrows were fired at such an angle to suggest that the person was shorter than an average full grown man. All of this leads me to conclude that a shorter female with a bow whom Sara know killed her: Thea.

          • Briggs says:

            I understand that Thea being short makes her a suspect. But since the individual is shorter than a full-grown man (somewhere around 5’11?), that fact merely exonerates people like Oliver and Diggle and Merlyn. It still leaves everyone under that height as suspect. Like, say, Talia Al Gul, who would have motive, means, and opportunity. Things that Thea just doesn’t have.

  7. Be nice to have her back, she felt like a missing piece to the murder mystery.

  8. hannah says:

    Actually, I don’t think Thea killed Sara. Before Sara was shot, the person who spoke to her and said ‘hello Sara’ doesn’t sound like a lady, not to mention thea.
    My best guess is Slade Wilson cos Slade wasn’t killed in season 2, he was only locked up on the island. Who knows if he escaped??

    • Moment says:

      Slade has no reason to kill Sara anymore. He also isn’t powered up by the mirakuru, he’s just plain old Slade who dislikes Oliver.

  9. Lily says:

    So the reveal of Sara’s murderer in 3×09 is just a red herring. They’re going to pin it on Thea just to get Oliver out of the picture so Laurel can figure out who killed her sister and have her big ‘hero’ moment. I’m already tired of this murder mystery and we’re nowhere near done with it.

  10. Fosho says:

    Tommy did it!

  11. Joey Padron says:

    Happy Sin is gonna be back on the show! Miss her on the show this season.

  12. robinepowell says:

    I was wondering where she was. Seems strange Sin is not heard from or mentioned since Sara’s death.

  13. Rick Katze says:

    Of all the comments about who killed Sara, I find the choice of Slade to be interesting. After all, his intent was to kill everyone Oliver cared for to make him suffer before actually killing Oliver. But if Slade had escaped, Oliver should have been told about it. So I await to see what the writers do. So far, they get the benefit of the doubt not to do something lame.

    And when are we going to see Merlin again? Any hints, Matt?

  14. Azerty says:

    No way she killed Sara. I don’t mind if she is suspected for an episode but not longer. I would rather have her giving Intel about what’going on on the streets (maybe during Oliver’s absence?). Her friendship with Roy is great I hope they have scenes together.

  15. pat says:

    Much to do about noting. Another overrated character and actress.

    • Mark says:

      100% agreed! I actually quite despised this character. It may have to do with the fact that I did not like this actress on House of Lies though.

  16. Briggs says:

    I’m not convinced she killed Sara, but it’s as good a guess as any. Though I would think there would be more surprise, seeing as Sin wasn’t known to have picked up a bow in Season 2.

  17. Dennis says:

    She was AMAZING in The Killing!!!

    • redmommy25 says:

      Yes! She was insanely good in The Killing. She was the most provocae, moving part of that season. She’s been underutilized as Sin and I’m excited she’ll be returning.

  18. lucyford says:

    A super twist would be it was ressurected in the pit… Yao fei. Blames Oliver for Shado and was working for League the whole time. Would be sweet if final fight end of this season is team Arrow with laurel and Wildcat and just Slade not in Deathstroke gear vs. The league of assassins. Oliver vs yao fei and ras vs. Slade. It will be revealed in the flashbacks and rumored that the pit was on set of an episode. No one has mentioned yao fei. I know he was capped in the head but no blood shown and we thought Malcolm was done

  19. roberto says:

    I do not understand all this discussion about the killer of Sara.
    The only reason why Sara was killed is to transform the character of Laurel in Black Canary. Laurel actually killed Sara. Who threw the arrow does not matter.

  20. Eve says:

    Is therw a mystery about the killer in Episode 12? Did we not just find out who it was in Episode 9?

  21. Joanne says:

    Now we all know that Oliver is not dead (can’t be). But that scene with Felicity was definitely not heart fluttering – he hugged his sister with more passion. No chemistry waiting all season for it – he had more feelings when he saw Felicity kissing Ray.