Arrow — “Suicide Squad” — Image AR216b_0621b — Pictured (L-R): Caity Lotz as Sara Lance and Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen — Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW — © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
12. Oliver and Sara (Arrow)
With the exception of her own sister, nobody has a greater history with Oliver Queen than Sara Lance. An inherent playboy, Oliver was terrified of the love that he felt for Laurel and, in a bid to act out, he sought out a no-strings attached relationship with the younger Lance sibling. However, their first attempt as lovers ended horrifically as Oliver sneaked Sara onto the Queen’s Gambit behind Laurel’s back before it ultimately sank in the North China Sea, with Sara being washed away (presumably to her death).
However, it soon became clear that Sara was just as stubborn as him as she survived multiple near-death experiences, trained with the League of Assassins and returned to Star City after six years as the masked vigilante, The Canary. As The Arrow, Oliver attempted to help her break free from Ra’s Al Ghul’s grip and, when the pair decided to team up to take down crime in the city, it didn’t take long for them to rediscover each other all over again.
There is no doubt about it, Oliver and Sara sizzled on-screen and it’s hard to deny the chemistry between them – in the field, they were unstoppable and, in private, they made great lovers. However, in terms of long-term coupling, this one was just never going to last. After everything that had happened between them since Lian Yu, it was clear that they were very different people by the time that Season 2 rolled around, fully aware of how their mistakes brought them to this point – which is why it almost seemed wrong that they got back together.