Can you miss what you never really had?
That is a question Arrow‘s John Diggle will have to consider if he ever learns that before The Flash‘s Barry Allen tinkered with the events of the past, he and wife Lyla were the parents of a daughter, named Sara, and not tyke John Jr. aka J.J.
“I can tell you, it is important that he finds out,” David Ramsey, who plays Dig, shared during TVLine’s visit to the CW series’ set in Vancouver. And find out he may. “Secrets don’t say secrets for long on this show — or in any of these Berlanti universes,” the actor reminds.
Setting aside the how of it all — as in, what did Barry’s creation of the Flashpoint timeline set in motion that led to the Diggles starting a family
sooner with a son versus daughter? – Ramsey has a good idea of how John will react should that gender-bending tidbit come out.
“Diggle can’t miss something he’s never had,” he offers. “So it’s less what we know or think his reaction might be, because we have the benefit of knowing he had a daughter.” And as such, “I think his reaction is going to be a lot more compassionate than you think toward Barry, who has this extraordinary power and just kind of recklessly used it.”
Some Arrow fans, however, have not been quite as tolerant of the altered offspring — especially since recent reports suggest The Flash won’t ever restore the original timeline.
“They were really pissed off!” Ramsey reports. “And I was like, ‘Really?’ I mean, Sara was cute, but I like little John Jr. He is cool, a little ham.” (Reporting by Vlada Gelman)