Arrow’s Black Canary Sings Like a… Person Who Is Not Black Canary

The CW posted a brief interview with Katie Cassidy, who plays Black Canary surrogate Laurel Lance in the upcoming Arrow series. I point this out because other than a thirst for justice, she doesn’t appear to have much in common with the blonde banshee DC superheroine (yet). I don’t mind that in theory — certainly they’re playing a bit loose with Green Arrow in the show, too — but Laurel is a little too Single Female Lawyer for my tastes, at least in this clip. Her scenes with Oliver seem like they’ll be interesting, though. Although I still think Arrow might surprise us by being actually kind of good, I’d bet cash money that we’re all going to groan whenever there’s a scene at Laurel’s law firm without Oliver Queen in it.