"This isn't back, Laurel."
You can say that again, Captain Lance.
In this exclusive sneak peek of tonight's Arrow, Quentin (Paul Blackthorne) is laying eyes on a newly-resurrected Sara (Caity Lotz) after her day trip to the Lazarus Pit Spa & Resort—and to say it doesn't go well might be a bit of an understatement. "This isn't my daughter," he tells Laurel (Katie Cassidy), and, while the clip may end on a hopeful note, don't expect the family reunion to be without its major issues. Namely: Dad considering putting his undead daughter down.
"He's obviously very happy his daughter is back, as peculiar as that might be, but…something is remiss. She may be back in place, but her spirit is not intact," Blackthorne tells E! News. "He clearly sees the pain and suffering she's going through, which makes him ask himself whether that really is good for her or not."
But could Lance really pull the trigger on that gun we saw him aiming at Sara in last week's trailer? "Obviously, it would be a terrible situation for any father. But given that she seems to be devoid of soul, spirit and that she seems to be suffering incredibly—you can clearly see the pain she's in—it's something that he has to entertain for the sake of putting her out of her misery," he says. "It's a 'taking the dog down to the vet' sort of moment…It's a bit desperate."
Something tells us Sara will survive the hour (she does have a mid-season spinoff to get to, after all), but will she back to her old self by episode's end? Or might an appearance from a one John Constantine be the cure for what ails her? We'll see...
Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on the CW.