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For the eponymous character, see Laurel Lance (Earth-2).
"I was being a hero. I was the D.A., I got Oliver out of prison, and I was the only one who figured out that his little sister was basically the devil, and they still turned on me."
"So, what, you think you deserve a medal for trying to be good for five seconds? Redemption isn't a destination. It's a journey. I wasted years running away from all the bad things that I had done because I didn't want to face the pain that I had caused because I didn't want to be that person. And then I realized the only way to stop being that person was to come home and own up to the things that I had done, and, yeah, it was painful, and it took a really long time. But it was the only way to become someone else, someone better than who I was.
Laurel Lance and Sara Lance

"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.



Felicity's attempting to find Laurel after the reveal of her criminal history, but the latter won't answer her phone. It's soon revealed that a warrant has been given for the capture of Laurel as she's needed for participating in a homicide. Felicity tries talking Dinah off the choice, yet the police captain won't move.

Meanwhile, Laurel's apparently bit by bit shaping her very own group, first approaching Shadow Thief about a potential heist opportunity in Star City. Felicity finishes her own work and acknowledges Emiko was the one to slaughter the criminal Laurel is blamed for executing, but it's past the point of no return, she and Shadow Thief have just taken in any event $100,000 in the heist.

On another heist, the two are going to take $10 million worth of precious stones, yet they're halted by Dinah. In a little while, Dinah is joined by Sara Lance and the gathering begins battling but the criminals in the end escape. Utilizing PCs at the area, Dinah's ready to follow the pair to a nearby distribution center. When Felicity and Dinah merge on the area, they reveal a bomb that Laurel's fixed to detonate, and the two barely get away from harm.

Sara's ready to follow Laurel down to their dad's grave, but she can't talk sense into her Earth-2 sister. Laurel leaves to go on another heist with Shadow Thief. Laurel understands that Shadow Thief is hoping to take a weapon that will execute a lot of Star City occupants, and Laurel is discovered to be really undercover. She works with Felicity, Sara, and Dinah in their battle, but Shadow Thief gets away.

Later in the night, Laurel reveals to Felicity and Dinah that she anticipates returning to Earth-2 and also says goodbye to Sara Lance.

In the flashforwards, Galaxy One unleashes Zeta, a new force hunting down the Canary Network with a tech helmet powered by the Archer program. While the others want to hide, Mia wants to fight back and ambushes one of the Zetas. Mia is overpowered, but is saved by Laurel, who tells her to give the Zeta's helmet to Felicity.


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  • This is the lowest rated episode of Season 7 with a rating of 7.2 on IMDb.
  • 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 comprising 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.
  • Quentin Lance's grave lists his date of death as May 17, 2018. This is the airdate of "Life Sentence", the episode in which he dies.

Behind the scenes[]

  • Katie Cassidy was rumored to be leaving Arrow once again after this episode, but she ultimately returned in "You Have Saved This City"[2].