Thea Queen's life is in grave danger on "Arrow," and Nyssa al Ghul is the only one in possession of the elixir that can save her from the effects of the Lazarus Pit.
To get the elixir of the Lotus and save his little sister, Oliver Queen
(Stephen Amell) may have to pay a heavy price. Katrina Law's character, Nyssa, presented Oliver with a deal at the end of
last week's episode – kill her sworn enemy, Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), and she will hand over the cure. Nyssa
wants the current Ra's al Ghul, Malcolm, gone and as a result, Wednesday's new
episode will feature more powerful "Arrow" fight choreography.
"This is one of the best fights. I just remember doing our fight
choreography and just watching this mass of humanity running towards me
and I just thought, 'Oh my God, if I were Katrina Law and not Nyssa al Ghul, I
would be scared poopless right now,'" Katrina laughed, when she spoke with
Access Hollywood on Tuesday. "It is epic! They pull out all the stops in
this one, so I think everyone's going to be very happy and the fights are going
to be intense and then also, surprising."
Katrina Law as Nyssa al Ghul, and Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance in 'Arrow' Season 4, Episode 13 -- 'Sins of the Father' (The CW)
While she couldn't dish on exactly why the fights in "Sins of the Father" will be "surprising," Katrina said "Arrow" fans should check out her social media account after the episode.
"John Barrowman and I are going to have a surprise for everyone after 'Arrow' airs," she said, adding she will be posting a video on her Instagram.
Katrina's character may have butted heads with Team Arrow in the past, but if Oliver said "no" to the deal , does Katrina think her character would act to save Thea?
"You know, I would be interested in that too. As hard as Nyssa goes -- she's done a lot of threatening in the past [episodes], 'I'll do this, I'll do that,' but at the end of the day, she's always come around to Team Arrow, which makes her a really great character, because she kind of always presents herself as the villain, but then never actually does anything. I mean, she kind of stole Laurel's mom, and Sara's mom, but she gave her back, so I kind of feel like at the end of the day, if something were to go wrong, she would, but that's my personal thought. Whether or not the writers think that is a different story," Katrina said.
Beyond Oliver's battle to save Thea, and Nyssa's determination to have Malcolm removed from his role as the current Ra's al Ghul (preferably through death), Wednesday's episode will see Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) having a heart-to-heart with Nyssa (Sara Lance's ex).
"Let me just say that I love my scenes with Sara Lance -- with Caity Lotz. I love them because of [the] two strong females, but at the same time, it's still a love relationship and it's about love and a proper relationship. The thing that I love about the Laurel Lance character and Nyssa is that it's about friendship and it is so rare to find two strong females that are on television that actually are friends, even if it's a bizarre friendship, that have respect for each other, who are willing to help each other out and can talk about something other than men. So I'm so happy to be a part of that, and working with Katie Cassidy is just beautiful," Katrina said.
Katrina Law as Nyssa Al Ghul and Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance in ‘Arrow’ Season 3, Episode 21 ‘Al Sah-Him (The CW)
Nyssa and Laurel bonded while Sara was dead. They went out and shared fries and milkshakes, and Nyssa helped teach Laurel to fight. When Laurel brought Sara back from the dead using the Lazarus Pit though, Katrina's character was hurt and angry.
As for the nature of Nyssa and Laurel's scene on Wednesday, it is expected to be complex.
"We have a beautiful scene coming up in this next episode where she and I are having a chat and there's so many levels to it and the writers did such a beautiful job of hitting all these different levels and I think the 'Lauryssa' fans… I think they're going to be very happy to see the scene," she said.
With Sara Lance alive, and fighting the good fight to take down the threat of Vandal Savage on "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," airing Thursday nights on The CW, many are hoping Katrina's character will, at some point, cross over -- including Katrina.
"I would love to. Like I said, working with Caity Lotz is just fantastic and I know the two of us are just desperate for the writers on either show, or any of the shows, to show a [flashback] to how the two of us met, how I start training her, how she met my father, what that was like, how we started flirting and falling in love and then eventually, what it was like to know that -- especially [in] Sara's story -- when she started to decide to leave the League and leave Nyssa behind," Katrina said. "So I think people are wanting to see that, and I know Caity and I would just love to be able to tell that story along with the writers."
Katrina said she's been tuning in to watch Caity soar as the White Canary/Sara Lance on "Arrow"/"The Flash" spinoff, "Legends."
"I actually texted Caity and I was just like, 'Hey babe, congrats.' I actually got like a little tear in my eye of pride when I saw her like sitting in that little café in wherever she was and then she started dancing and then she started beating up all the guys. I was like, 'That's so cool. Good for you!'" Katrina said.
"I was just like, 'That's my girl!'" she added.
"Arrow" continues Wednesday at 8/7c on The CW.
-- Jolie Lash