Wednesday’s episode of Arrow is going to be jam-packed with action. Not only will Team Arrow face off against The Calculator – who may potentially be Felicity’s (Emily Bett Rickards) father – but it will also feature the returns of Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) and Nyssa (Katrina Law).
The latter will be arriving in Star City in order to finally enact her plot to overthrow Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) and reclaim her birthright of being Ra’s al Ghul. TVGuide.com spoke with Law about how Team Arrow will become involved in Nyssa’s revenge plan, her plans for the League of Assassins and what – if any – hope there is for a Nyssa and Sara (Caity Lotz) happily ever after.
The logline says that Nyssa is going to make her move in this week’s episode. Is it safe to assume that move is against Malcolm?
Katrina Law: Oh, yeah. I think she’s been plotting this move since the day he became Ra’s al Ghul. But then even more so since he stuck her in the dungeon for the past couple of months. I think that’s all she’s been thinking about while staring at the ceiling.
How much of Nyssa’s revenge mission is motivated by what Malcolm did to Sara?
Law: I think that was the final straw. The League of Assassins and the way it was being run by her father over the years had become increasingly more dark and sinister the more he used the pit. And then between trying to destroy Starling City and eventually bringing back Sara from the dead, knowing she would never be the same person and sort of damning her soul forever, not knowing that there was a Constantine out there. I think that was the final straw for Nyssa – that abuse of power the League of Assassins seemed to be having within itself and then amongst the world. I think with the instruction of Sara Lance a few years ago, her outlook started changing and her perception of the League of Assassins’ role in the world started to becoming more and more negative.
How does Nyssa go about attempting to take down Malcolm?
Law: There will be epic fight scenes, for sure. But she needs to go on a little bit of a journey before she actually runs into Malcolm and confronts him. There are a couple things she needs to do along the way and I think the audience will be shocked and a little confused. She has a confrontation with Tatsu. They have a great fight scene, so I’m excited for that. But yeah, lots of fighting and lots of manipulation. We’ll see if she eventually gets what she wants.
Are any members of the League of Assassins still loyal to Nyssa?
Law: Potentially. I think you’re going to find out in this episode if there’s anyone in who’s loyal to Nyssa or not and how that affects her journey.
How much will Oliver (Stephen Amell) or Team Arrow become involved in Nyssa’s plan?
Law: They are completely immersed into her plan. Whether or not they are willingly immersed into it or just being forced into becoming part of her plan is yet to be seen. But they are definitely very much integral in her plan to become Ra’s al Ghul.
Oliver is very against killing, so will that be a large point of contention between the two of them?
Law: I think that’s always been a point of contention between the two of them. I don’t think that’s ever going to change. So I’m just going to say yes.
Don’t miss Nyssa’s return in tonight’s episode of Arrow!
ROY HARPER RETURNS; NYSSA MAKES HER MOVE – The team faces off against a formidable villain nicknamed The Calculator (guest star Tom Amandes). Meanwhile, Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) makes her move and Roy Harper (guest star Colton Haynes) returns to Star City. Kevin Fair directed the episode written by Speed Weed & Beth Schwartz (#412).
Sorry for posting this just now, there are a few bits of Katrina’s return as Nyssa in this two-minute promo for the second half of the fourth season of Arrow.
I have added 149 high-resolution screencaps from the recent episode of Arrow into the gallery.
LAUREL TAKES HER SISTER TO NANDA PARBAT – The growing tension between Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) puts both their lives at risk when they go after Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) and a H.I.V.E. deployed meta-human. Meanwhile, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) talks Thea (Willa Holland) into returning to Nanda Parbat to ask her father (John Barrowman) to put Sara (guest star Caity Lotz) into the Lazarus Pit. However, Laurel is surprised when Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) refuses to do it. Wendey Stanzler directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Speed Weed (#403).
There are a few bits of Katrina in the Arrow Season 3 gag reel. You can watch it below.
Apologies for the delay, I’ve updated the gallery with high-resolution screencaps from the 9 episodes of the third season of Arrow that Katrina appeared in. Enjoy!
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HQ episode stills of Katrina from the rest of her appearances in this season of Arrow are now in the gallery! Don’t forget, she will appear in the season finale, airing this Wednesday.
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Next week’s installment of Arrow, titled “The Magician,” will feature a higher than average quotient of the al Ghul family. Not only is it the long-percolating debut of actor Matt Nable as Ra’s al Ghul, it’s also the return of Katrina Law as that character’s daughter, Nyssa al Ghul.
Law debuted as Nyssa in season two’s “Heir to the Demon,” which aired this past February. In the show, Nyssa is a member of the League of Assassins that has a romantic past with Sara Lance (Caity Lotz). Given the major developments early this fall in the show’s third season, there’s plenty for Nyssa to confront.
Written by Wendy Mericle & executive producer Marc Guggenheim and directed by John Behring, “The Magician” — the 50th overall episode of “Arrow” — is set to air 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 on The CW.
Are there any past characters coming back to Arrow in Season 3? Along the lines of Kelly Hu’s China White? –Alamin
As you may have heard, Katrina Law will soon return as Nyssa al-Ghul, and given what happened to her lover Sara, the LOA badass “absolutely” has some bones to pick, Katie Cassidy told me. “You will see [Nyssa go through] a wide range of emotions,” Cassidy previewed, “but ultimately, through the resentment and negativity, youll get a chance to see [her and Laurel] sort of come to understanding.”