Laurel Meets Wildcat in Preview for this Week's Arrow
After the tragedy Laurel Lance suffered last week (I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet), she understandably has a lot of anger issues. Ted Grant, AKA Wildcat, is quick to recognize this in their first acrimonious meeting in this week's episode.
In the above video, Laurel questions Grant about one of his students, who was spotted at the scene of the crime. He provides an alibi for his student, but isn't exactly shy about the fact that he's lying. Laurel asks if he's admitting to "perjury" (fairly certain it would be obstruction, not perjury, but whatever). He responds glibly, "Now that's a big word... I'm just a dumb fighter. Right?" But more seriously, he critiques a system in which kids and certain classes of people get "dealt bad hands," and then calls Laurel out as someone who has just as much rage as anyone who works with him.
It's already been revealed that Grant, played by J.R. Ramirez, will ultimately train Laurel, played by Katie Cassidy, in her journey to becoming DC Comics heroine Black Canary. It's unclear whether he will also be a love interest, but considering that, in true CW fashion, he's treated as a shirtless beefcake in this scene alone, it seems fairly likely.
Arrow airs tonight at 8pm on The CW.