Green Arrow and The Canaries pilot synopsis reveals major Crisis changes

The synopsis for Green Arrow and The Canaries’ pilot episode reveals some major timeline changes due to Crisis On Infinite Earths.

It goes without saying that the penultimate episode of Arrow‘s final season has fans incredibly excited.

A chance for iconic DC hero Black Canary to get the spotlight she always deserved, the episode will serve as the backdoor pilot for spin-off series Green Arrow and The Canaries and focus on the show’s leading lady Katie Cassidy (Laurel Lance/Black Canary), Season 5 veteran Juliana Harkavy (Dinah Drake/Black Canary) and newcomer Katherine McNamara (Mia Smoak).

The episode, also titled “Green Arrow and The Canaries”, will indeed be set in Star City 2040 as a the official new synopsis reveals all. With that in mind, check it out below:

STAR CITY 2040 – It’s the year 2040 in Star City and Mia Queen (Katherine McNamara) has everything she could have ever wanted. However, when Laurel (Katie Cassidy) and Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) suddenly show up in her life again, things take a shocking turn and her perfect world is upended. Laurel and Dinah are tracking a kidnapping victim with direct ties to Mia and they need her help. Knowing it will change everything, Mia can’t help but be a hero and she, Laurel and Dinah suit up once again to save the city. Tara Miele directed the episode written by Beth Schwartz & Marc Guggenheim & Jill Blankenship & Oscar Balderrama.

Now, this synopsis paints a very different picture of the 2040 Star City we saw on Arrow last season. It was a hellish landscape in which the Glades had risen to new heights while the rest of the city was left out in the cold. And that was what Mia Smoak’s future looked like without her father Oliver Queen – who presumably died or disappeared in the Crisis of 2019.

However, the “Green Arrow and The Canaries” synopsis refers to the future’s Emerald Archer as Mia Queen instead and even suggests that she’s living the perfect life with “everything she could have ever wanted”. Naturally, this idyllic depiction of Mia’s life has left us all wondering if the remaining two-parts of Crisis On Infinite Earths will have things play out differently than expected.

Reading that, it sure sounds like something significant happens to change the timeline, erasing Star City’s dark future from existence and, perhaps more importantly, changing Mia’s whole life. The fact that she’s taken her father’s name might even suggest that he’s been around her whole life this time – and if that’s the case, then perhaps the alteration to the timeline is that Oliver doesn’t die in the Crisis this time around.

Whatever the reason, it’s going to be great to see Laurel and Dinah show up in the future and kick-start an adventure that will hopefully lead to Green Arrow and The Canaries being picked up to series. These Pretty Birds of Prey deserve their chance to shine and it goes without saying that their time is now.

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