ARROW has been holding on to a mystery for a little while: the identity of Vigilante. In this week’s episode it was finally revealed that Vigilante was actually Vincent Sobol, Dinah’s old police partner that she thought was dead. He’s also a metahuman and it’s going to take a lot to actually kill him (he manages to survive a bullet through the head).
By the end of the episode, Dinah had let him go, unable to kill the man that she cared deeply about. Now he’s loose in Star City and Dinah’s soft-spot towards him could impact her relationship with the rest of Team Arrow.
During a visit to the ARROW set this week, we spoke with the cast about the Vigilante reveal.
The Vigilante reveal is “definitely been a little bit of a glitch in [Dinah’s] path, because now — in a sense — not only is she dealing with her past but she also has her own little secret that she has to decide whether she’s going to keep from the team, so it definitely throws a wrench in her life and game plan,” Juliana Harkavy (Dinah Drake/Black Canary) said. The big secret Dinah seems to be keeping revolves around the fact that she’ll remain in contact with Vincent, according to Harkavy: “I think as she decides what she wants to do with him and about that, she wants to feel it out. But she’s also very cautious, so it’s something that she cautiously wants to continue communication with him.”
But how long can Dinah actually keep this secret from the rest of her teammates? “I don’t think it’s really in her nature to keep it for long, but she’s going to keep it as long as she feels that she is protecting herself, and I think the team to some extent, and she wants to figure out really what’s going on before she says anything certainly, so I hope not too long, but she’s going to take her time with it for a second.”
Echo Kellum (Curtis Holt/Mr. Terrific) hinted that “I definitely know that Vigilante – his footprint will be coming back into the show as the season progresses, and I think that it is one of those things where in ARROW, the secrets always come to light eventually. I think that you will see the team have to deal with that, and whether [Dinah] trusts us enough to confide in us, what she knows now about Vincent being the Vigilante. But I think you’ll see some detective work on Team Arrow’s part to try to get to the bottom of the truth.”
Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen/Green Arrow) said that he was a bit disappointed that Vigilante wasn’t McKenna Hall. “I always thought that [McKenna being Vigilante] was a really cool fan theory. I was excited. This year, we are starting to see everyone with their villainous counterparts. I was excited that there was someone for Juliana’s character. I thought it was interesting. I like the idea of another metahuman on the show. I think that we’ve handled having a metahuman as part of our – I guess two now with Katie and Juliana – I think we’ve handled that well and kept it within the spirit of our show. We’ll see how it plays out. I’ve been doing some work with the Vigilante character just relatively recently.”
ARROW airs Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.