Legends of Tomorrow‘s Sara Lance is not a person to be fooled with. She was trained by the League of Assassins and has become one of the most formidable warriors on Earth. So when Damien Darhk killed her sister Laurel on Arrow last season, you might’ve expected her to seek revenge.
In fact, when she first learned about Laurel’s death, she demanded that Rip allow her to go back in time and save her. But it turned out that doing so would only have resulted in her own death as well. In the second season premiere, Sara attempts to kill Damien Darhk in 1948 but fails. Now, Caity Lotz has revealed that no matter how much she wants to, Sara actually can’t kill him.
“You see what happens with Barry Allen when he changed the timeline.”
It turns out killing Darhk would have unintended consequences. “The thing is, I can’t kill him. If I kill him in 1942 or 1952, all of those years that he was supposed to do everything would be messed up; it’s a big change to history. So I wouldn’t be able to even kill him,” Lotz told ComicBook.com.
“I think she’s struggling, now that she’s captain, with this higher sense of purpose. It’s not just all about her; she has to consider other people. You see what happens with Barry Allen when he changed the timeline. She’s coming around and being like ‘I have to accept this,’ but I still think there’s something in her that is always going to want to change it and I don’t know, if she had the opportunity, if she would pass it up. I think it’s still a big area of conflict for her. And of course she misses her sister.”
“Her sister did everything to bring her back to life, she risked everything to bring her back, and how could she not do the same for her?”
A Sister’s Love
Lotz also commented on Sara’s growth as the team’s leader, and the difference between her situation and when Laurel risked everything to bring Sara back to life. “I think it’s a lot of responsibility for her. I was actually watching Episode 1 and was like, ‘Oh yeah, she does change.’ She didn’t care and was more childish and now she’s in this position of more responsibility and I think it is changing her a bit,” Lotz said.
“Her sister did everything to bring her back to life, she risked everything to bring her back, and how could she not do the same for her? I think the difference here is that when Laurel brought Sara back, she wasn’t thinking about affecting the timeline or the world. Sara, if she changes something like that, is more aware of the infinite ripple effect that could have and how many other people’s lives could be messed up.”
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursday nights at 8/7c on The CW.