For the upcoming television series, see Green Arrow and the Canaries.
"To the Green Arrow."
"To the Canaries."
"To the future, whatever it holds.
Laurel, Mia, and Dinah toasting their futures
"Green Arrow & The Canaries" is the ninth episode of the eighth season of Arrow, and the one-hundred-sixty-ninth episode overall. It aired on January 21, 2020.


It's the year 2040 in Star City and Mia Queen has everything she could have ever wanted. However, when Laurel and Dinah suddenly show up in her life again, things take a shocking turn and her perfect world is upended. Laurel and Dinah are tracking a kidnapping victim with direct ties to Mia and they need her help. Knowing it will change everything, Mia can't help but be a hero and she, Laurel and Dinah suit up once again to save the city.[src]



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  • This is the first and only episode of the series to not feature Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen). However, he still appears via archive footage.
    • This leaves no cast members to appear in every episode of Arrow.
    • This absence is due to his deal that allowed him to appear in nine Season 8 episodes.[1]
  • The real reason the backdoor pilot for the proposed Green Arrow and the Canaries series was created is because Marc Guggenheim was asked by The CW to make an additional episode to bridge the gap between the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover episode and series finale "Fadeout", and also bring the episode order for season 8 from nine to ten.[1]
  • The original title "Livin' In the Future" would've been the second Season 8 episode, and eighth penultimate episode to be named after a Bruce Springsteen song before it was changed at the request of Warner Bros.[2]
    • However, this title is mentioned by Laurel in the episode.
  • This is the last episode of the series to feature series regulars Ben Lewis (Older William Clayton) and Joseph David-Jones (Connor Hawke).
    • However, Ben Lewis still appears via archive footage in the series finale.



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