- "It was your district attorney that denied me furlough so I could visit my dying sister one last time, say goodbye to her in person. That's time I'll never get back!"
- —William Tockman[src]
Beverly Tockman suffered from cystic fibrosis, and needed a lung transplant as a result of her illness. Her brother William, who was himself terminally ill with MacGregor's Syndrome, went on a spree of robberies in order to acquire the money necessary for Beverly's operation. However, when his crime spree was stopped by Team Arrow, he was unable to help her. As a result, Beverly passed away on October 19, 2014. Moreover, the district attorney denied William furlough so he could visit Beverly one last time before she died to say goodbye to her in person.
Behind the scenes
- In the DC comics, Beverly Tockman was the disabled sister of William Tockman, and required everyday medical care in order to survive. Believing that he himself had contracted a terminal illness, Tockman started a crime spree to pay for her treatments, thinking that he would die in six months anyway. After being incarcerated however, Tockman found out that he was actually quite healthy, as documents in his medical record were switched with that of an another patient. Unfortunately, Beverly died without his care.
- Beverly's name was never directly mentioned on either or , but was seen briefly within the patient database Felicity Smoak accessed in "".