For the eponymous character, see Laurel Lance (Earth-2).

"You may not be a Canary, and you still have a long way to go to prove that you're a hero. Take it from someone who knows how hard it can be, and don't screw it up"
Laurel Lance to Mia Smoak
"Lost Canary" is the eighteenth episode of the seventh season of Arrow, and the one-hundred-fifty-sixth episode overall. It aired on April 15, 2019.


After being accused of murder and having her criminal past exposed, Laurel goes full Black Siren and teams up with an old criminal acquaintance, Shadow Thief, to go on a crime spree around Star City. While Dinah aims to bring Laurel in, Felicity refuses to give up on her friend and tries everything to get through to her, even summoning Sara Lance for help. However, Laurel rebuffs all her efforts, forcing the former friends to face off against each other.[src]


Main Cast

Special Guest Star

Guest Starring



  • After Felicity, Sara, Dinah, and Laurel escape the explosion, Felicity refers to the four of them as the "Birds of Justice" to which Sara replies "something like that". This is a reference to the Birds of Prey which is a mostly female group of heroes usually comprised of Black Canary, Huntress, and Oracle.
    • When Oliver first gave Felicity the code name "Overwatch" he joked that "[he] was gonna go with 'Oracle', but it's taken".[1]
  • Laurel mentions having a sister who was pregnant at some point previously.
  • This episode includes some references to Season 2.
    • Sara said that Felicity came a long way from "the IT girl who was secretly crushing on Oliver Queen", referring to her description in that season.
    • Felicity mentions the times Sara said she's "cute", which were in the episodes "League of Assassins" and "Time of Death".
  • This is the first time since DC's Legends of Tomorrow's "Necromancing the Stone" where Sara is seen wearing the White Canary suit.
  • Felicity described Sara's actions on the Waverider as "Timey Wimey shenanigans", referring to the famous quote from Doctor Who.
  • This is the final episode where Earth-2 Laurel uses the moniker Black Siren and the first where she finally starts using her Earth-1 counterpart's moniker, Black Canary.
  • The title of this episode refers to Laurel being the lost Canary.

Behind the scenes


  1. "A.W.O.L."
  2. "ArrowRecap: Birds of a Feather — Plus, Has [Spoiler Left the Show?]"
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