Arrow Photos: Talia al Ghul Teaches Oliver a Thing or Two — Get Scoop

Oliver of the past will learn some new tricks from the daughter of a future arch-enemy, as seen in these photos from Arrow‘s Wednesday, Feb. 1 episode.

In “Second Chances,” Oliver is offered an assist from Talia al Ghul (Andromeda‘s Lexa Doig) in his quest to take down Constantin Kovar. But when Talia reveals what she wants from him in exchange, Oliver isn’t sure he can accept her help.

Previewing the introduction of Ra’s al Ghul’s other daughter, Arrow co-showrunner Wendy Mericle told TVLine, “We have a pretty cool storyline that we’ve concocted, and I’m actually really excited about where it takes her. It’s basically tied to Oliver’s past in Russia and also in figuring out who Prometheus is” in the present. “She will be a crucial part of that.”

Safe to say that Talia is the woman Prometheus learned that nifty, tell-tale flip move from? “I’m not going to deny that, or confirm it!” the EP hedges.

Elsewhere in the episode: Felicity attempts to hack the NSA to free Diggle result in her facing an unknown adversary, while Curtis tells the team about a female vigilante, Tina Boland (guest star Juliana Harkavay), who has been wreaking havoc all over the country.

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9 Comments
  1. lilyb says:

    I hope there’s a really good reason for Oliver revealing himself to a person who seems pretty hostile toward the team, and that he’s not just being a naive, trusting moron. Again.

    • Jess says:

      Probably not, he is especially trustworthy aka idiotic this season.

    • More than likely it’s just Oliver being a naive, trusting moron again – kind of a pattern this season.

      He trusted Evelyn – she betrayed him and is working with Prometheus

      He trusted Wild Dog – he ignores pretty much every order he is given a revealed Oliver’s identity to Tobia Church

      He seems to trust Susan Williams – she is a reporter who he knows is trying to discredit him, manipulated Thea to get a story and is actively investigating his past behind his back while apparently sleeping with him. Betrayal surely next on the list

      He trusted ‘Laurel’ – turns out to be just meta-human villain Black Siren, but he believed her stupid story about being ‘saved’ by Sara without asking any questions, believes he can put her on the path to redemption just because she happens to be the doppelganger of Laurel – despite the fact that Black Siren gave absolutely no indication that she was in any way conflicted about her actions.

      • Sarah says:

        It really is getting ridiculous. I remember when Felicity told Barry his secret to save his life and he was angry someone else knew and said he did his research on her and Diggle before he told them. He clearly does absolutely no research now. Maybe he’s been hit on the head one too many times because he’s lost all sense trusting these blatantly untrustworthy people.

      • It has been stated that Oliver has NOT slept with Susan. people just reading too much into things as usual.

        I actually like that Oliver is far more trusting now instead of this pessimistic, mistrusting jerk. That is FAR more faithful to the comics version of him. He is not Batman. Batman is the one who is paranoid and constantly mistrusts everyone by default. That is not Oliver. In the comics Oliver puts his trust in many people, believing the good in them. This has led to some bad choices and some betrayals but that is just the kind of person Oliver is. And I am glad that Arrow finally brings out the comic book Oliver in the way he is portrayed.

        That “naive, trusting, moron” – that is who Oliver Queen is. For better or worse. If you would actually know the source material you would know this of course.

  2. Victoria says:

    Lexa Doig does not age.

  3. clintbrew says:

    i wonder if Talia got a son that be so cool

  4. Joey Padron says:

    Good scoop and photos from next new episode. Excited to see more of Talia al Ghul on the show!

  5. pnr says:

    Excited about Talia… Not so much with Tina.