Arrow Laurel's Funeral

Arrow First Look: Laurel's Emotional Funeral Brings Back [Spoiler]

Arrow fans, get ready for tears, tears and more tears during Laurel’s funeral — and some of them will be shed by a few returning characters.

In the following photos from the April 27 episode (The CW, 8/7c), friends and family — including Laurel’s mother Dinah (played by Alex Kingston) and pal Nyssa (Katrina Law) — gather to say goodbye to the lawyer/superhero.

Also crushing: Lance’s face as he stands over his daughter’s limp body in the hospital — and yet, he refuses to accept her death, per the official description for “Canary Cry”:

Oliver and the team struggle to come to terms with Laurel’s death, especially Diggle who is overwhelmed with guilt for choosing to believe Andy had changed. Meanwhile, Lance refuses to believe his daughter is really gone and asks Nyssa to help bring her back.  A recent Black Canary sighting in Star City only seems to prove his theory that Laurel isn’t actually dead.

Click through the gallery below (or right here for direct access), then hit the comments with your thoughts on Laurel’s swan song.

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47 Comments
  1. Alicia says:

    Umm, SPOILER ALERT! What the hell?!

    • Jabiari says:

      First of all, it’s not entirely a spoiler. Second, if you feel this way, you shouldn’t have clicked the link

      • lrdslvrhnd says:

        First of all, it kind of is a spoiler. The death of a major character in plain view less than 24 hours after the episode airs is a spoiler. The RSS feed lists it as “Arrow First Look: Laurel’s Emotional Funeral Brings Back [Spoiler].” That TOTALLY spoiled the fact that it was Laurel who was going to die.
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        Second of all, I clicked the link after watching the ep. But I’m not sure why they even bothered with the spoiler tag for Nyssa at that point, since her return really could have been for any of them. (And it wasn’t for Laurel’s mother as the URL says ‘Nyssa returns’… and again, *she* could’ve been there for her daughter’s sake no matter which of Laurel’s close friend died.)

        • Jesse says:

          Does TVLine have an RSS Feed? Can you link it?

        • Alicia says:

          Thank you. Yes, I was referring to Laurel’s death, not the Nyssa thing. Very disappointed in TV Line for spoiling that episode since I didn’t get to watch it right away. What a bummer.

    • Mark D. Moss says:

      Rosebud was his childhood sled.

  2. Josh says:

    The question is, which female character will be maimed or killed(either temporarily or forever) next. I mean, at this point it happened to all of them.

  3. Fosho says:

    I’m so excited to see where Team Arrow goes from here. I think the elegant and heroic end Laurel was given will have a huge impact on the team. I can see Thea, Diggle and Felicity struggling with the darkness and Oliver being the one to help them get past their grief. The flashbacks weren’t as bad as usual so on hoping we figure out what the point of all this running around in the caves means so I’m not constantly wishing we were in Russia already. Loving season 4 so far. Keep it up!

  4. Mike says:

    The tomb stone says, “W. Clayton” behind Oliver? Maybe his son dies too? This is confusing.

  5. John NYC says:

    Skeptical of this direction. Very skeptical.

  6. clintbrew says:

    black canary will get resurected by earth 2 larazus pit and maybe black siren was on the queen ship and join the league of assassins on earth 2

  7. So is Laurel dead or not?? I am confused

  8. Mike says:

    You know who it won’t bring back to watch more of this garbage? Me.

  9. herman1959 says:

    I’m over this show.

    • Tahira says:

      Me too, think that was a really scrappy move. Arrow has turned into a love drama. Felicity and Oliver that’s all one ever sees and heard about. Stopped watching five minutes into episode 19.

  10. datdudemurphy says:

    Ugh…..everything about her death seemed to be pandering to the “Olicity” trash that has been weighing this show down.

    I’m really not sure they can recover from this.

  11. PAUL DABLING says:

    it’s too bad. she was the best part of the show. arrow has become unglued. why should we watch it anymore?

  12. steven says:

    I wish that Sara wasn’t so busy fighting Vandal Savage so she could go to the funeral.

  13. Phoenix5634 says:

    This is a twist. It has to be, or did the EP recently suffer a head injury which is causing him to make poor decisions ? …

  14. Aaron says:

    She isnt dead. They faked her death so Darke wouldn’t know she made it.

  15. Phoenix5634 says:

    Is it the herb he used on the russian girl on the island?

  16. Ashley says:

    Sara should be there!

    • Phoenix5634 says:

      Agree, how will she react. Especially when she has the means to save her. Ironic that Sara was standing next to a Lazarus Pit in the episode previous on Legends

  17. Saintstanovic says:

    There is a possibility dat laurel can still come back to life, with all d mystery dat has been happening around star nd central city……….definitely dere is still hope.

  18. Phoenix5634 says:

    Maybe the idol ?

  19. Ashley says:

    Poor Lance. He’s watched his two daughters die three times.

  20. Phoenix5634 says:

    Cmon, if I can think of like 6 ways to possibly save Laurel, I find it hard to believe that no one on team Arrow would have similar thoughts..

  21. valkyriecain says:

    din t laurel ask oliver one last thing? wat could that be?

  22. Luis says:

    OK, here’s my first problem. If you destroyed the idol that gave Darhk his magical powers, why would you reconstruct the idol that gave Darhk his magical powers?
    Second, forget Darhk knowing their identities Don’t all the personnel in that OR now know, or have not very far to go to figure out all their identities?
    Third, I take Marc Guggenheim at his word that they aren’t going to do another fake death, but that makes this some of the most inelegant storytelling ever on a show that has never exactly been subtle. Laurel’s going to be fine, and then’s she’s seizing five minutes later?
    Fourth, Laurel telling Oliver he’ll always be the love of her life? The guy who took her sister on the boat trip where this whole bizarre odyssey started, after he had a random one night stand that resulted in a child he also didn’t tell her about? I’m amazed Laurel didn’t die from low self-esteem.

  23. blesn says:

    it seams this show isn’t following the comics,if not.laurel isn’t supposed to die.but also most shows r not following their original books,in smallville, the arrow didn’t get married to laurel,he was in a relationship with Chloe. also the chemistry between oliver and laurel wasn’t strong,it would had been hardwork to make it look real unlike with felicity.it was really strong ….

  24. blesn says:

    I love this show,writers, actors u r doing a great job.thanks for making our nites exciting I couldn’t ask for more.nothing can be 100% perfect but at least enjoyable and something to look forward to.I love oliver,felicity, laurel,but laurel and oliver didn’t quite go well for me,u really can’t force them to really click.( though they are actors and would have been able to play their role well) but they didn’t look like they really loved each other…

  25. Brea says:

    They should give it 24 hours before giving away spoilers. The world isn’t going to stop for the jerks to catch up. If it was that important you’d have DVR’d American Idol and watched Arrow.

  26. Christian says:

    Rumours have plagued the show from the very beginning Katie Cassidy was not well-liked backstage. I am surprised they kept her this long.

  27. Alchemi says:

    Don’t put spoilers in your headlines guys. Not cool.

  28. Phanessa2 says:

    I can’t believe she is dead please she needs to wake up. I wonder how Oliver would survive. So sad now

  29. Janet says:

    Both!!! Felicity is needed on the team it’s depressing see the cave and the team without her :( and of course she and oliver have to be together, they love each other so much and they deserve to be happy.
    Can’t wait for more i love this show

  30. grnarchr says:

    I wonder what Laurel was asking Oliver to do. Maybe contact Nyssa for help? I know she would want in on the action. Avenge Sara because Merlin caused her death, now Laurel because of Damien Darhk… I figured something was going to happen when Ruve wanted Laurel in a new position. It was a double edged sword there. Take the job and be under Ruve’s thumb and get killed because Laurel put Darhk in jail or getting killed anyway because she is the Black Canary. No matter what she would have died. It was obvious Darhk knew who she was because Andy told him about them. That is something that needs to be watched. With all the info Andy knows about them, Darhk knows all. Oliver had a right to not trust Andy.