Arrow Funeral Set Photos May Narrow Down Who's in the Grave
Possibly spoilers for Arrow season 4 follow!
Ever since the fourth season premiere, fans have been speculating wildly about which character will end up in the grave seen in the flash forward. A few characters have already been eliminated from possibility (such as Felicity Smoak, who has already been seen alive at the funeral), and now new set photos may narrow down the possibilities considerably.
In the photos, we see several Arrow actors filming a funeral scene, including Paul Blackthorne, Katrina Law, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, and Willa Holland. The most obvious interpretation of these photos is that none of these characters are in the grave; however, it seems that they are filming more than one funeral scene, especially since Captain Lance is seen both with and without his wig. As a result, any of these characters could be in the grave. Captain Lance seems less likely, since he would presumably be in the present-day scenes without his wig, but it's possible that he's filming scenes in an open casket.
The biggest spoiler from these photos is arguably the appearance of Alex Kingston, who plays Dinah Lance. If she is attending the funeral, then it's likely that it will be someone close to her. And since we don't see Katie Cassidy with blonde hair, the news doesn't look good for Laurel. However, if there's a flashback funeral scene, it could easily be Sara's, which means Dinah Lance may not be attending the present-day funeral at all.
But still, these photos seem to indicate that the funeral is for someone in the Lance family. Madison McLaughlin is also seen in the above photos, and while her recurring role is still technically a mystery, she's been rumored to play a young Laurel. Flashbacks or no, it seems unlikely that so many members of the Lance family would be in these scenes if the funeral were for anyone outside of the family. The only other option might be Donna Smoak, since she has a relationship with Captain Lance, and that would explain why Barry is at the funeral, since he was close to Felicity. Notably, Charlotte Ross, who plays Donna Smoak, isn't seen in any of these pictures.
Arrow airs on Wednesdays at 8pm ET on The CW.