Arrow Duo Preview Finale's 'Emotional' Fallout, Clear Up 'New Black Canary' Confusion

Even though five months will have passed since Malcolm Merlyn’s Undertaking rocked Arrow‘s world and took Tommy’s life, the characters on The CW’s hit drama will be in “an emotional and literally different place” when Season 2 opens Wednesday, Oct. 9.

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Visiting with Michael Ausiello in TVLine’s Comic-Con interview suite, Stephen Amell and Emily Bett Rickards also teased an “amped up” Arrowcave and previewed Whedonverse vet Summer Glau’s “designs on the Queen empire.”

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The pair also cleared up a quite confusing casting story making rounds, that actress Caity Lotz (of The Pact) has joined the cast as Dinah Drake, and that she — and not Laurel — will become the Black Canary. You can get the bona fide 411 on that at the 2:30 mark.