Of course, Oliver has more than just hurt feelings, bad guys, and a plethora of crappy memories to deal with — when he returns to Sterling City, he learns that his mother has remarried a morally questionable family friend, and his once innocent younger sister is running with a fast crew — including the hilariously douchey Tommy. And to add insult to injury, his former flame Laurel (Katie Cassidy, whose character in the comic books becomes the Black Canary) is now a lawyer going after some of the same people as The Arrow, and to say her response to his return is mixed would be a massive understatement. Still, Cassidy thinks fans will be rooting for a Laurel/Oliver relationship sooner rather than later — but Tommy won’t make that easy. “After Oliver was assumed dead, Laurel and Tommy leaned on each other,” Cassidy explained. “They got very romantically involved a few times, which to Laurel was just a lapse. But for Tommy, he really cares for Laurel, and he’s willing to go to extremes to show her how he feels. But I do think that Oliver is the love of her life. There’s a lot more passion and fire and a lot of emotions.”
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