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Although we're still getting acquainted with the CW's "Arrow," its cast and crew have impressed us enough with their storytelling thus far that we are very optimistic about the future of the show and the seemingly endless possibilities for exciting nods, cameos or full-fledged inclusions of our favorite DC characters. One of those introductions goes down in tonight's episode "Legacies," in which we're introduced to the infamous Royal Flush Gang.

How dastardly will these guys be for Oliver Queen and the Green Arrow? MTV News caught up with star Katie Cassidy recently to find out.

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Oliver Queen might be something of a ladies man, but he'll always be haunted by the one who got away — or, more accurately, the one he pushed away by sleeping with another woman right before a fatal boating accident.

When "Arrow" premieres on October 10, viewers will quickly realize there's bad blood between Ollie and his former flame Laurel. Before his turn as a crime-fighter, Oliver's womanizing ways led him to a secret relationship with someone very close to Laurel. That affair ended tragically during the same incident that left Oliver stranded on an island for five years — and to hear stars Stephen Amell and Katie Cassidy tell it, time has certainly not healed all wounds between Ollie and Laurel.

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Dinah Laurel Lance doesn't need superpowers to do good in the world.

That's the first thing we learned about Katie Cassidy's character when she was cast in "Arrow" back in February. In a new video released by The CW, Cassidy explains what she loves about her character's desire to help the 99 percent.

"Laurel is very driven. She is full of love and really, really wants to give back to the world as much as she can," she said, adding about the series' villain, "Adam Hunt, in this town, he's well known for taking advantage of the lower class and she goes after him. She's not afraid of it."

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There's plenty we know about Oliver Queen's character in the CW's upcoming "Arrow," but the one aspect of his storyline we're most intrigued by is his five years spent on the island. We've already met our China White, but when MTV News sat down with stars Stephen Amell and Katie Cassidy at Comic-Con, we asked just how the island storyline would work in the context of the rest of the plot.

"If we set our show in the real world, if we ground it in reality, then he doesn't just magically get archery skills and jujitsu skills and parkour skills and a sense of hearing and just a keen awareness. That is learned, and I would wager to bet painfully earned along the way," Amell said. "So it's really fun because I get to play all those different characters along the way. I think that the Arrow character is actually him. Technically I have a costume on, but that seems to be the real me."

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"Arrow" star Katie Cassidy is jumping onboard comic book adaptation "The Scribbler."

SuperHeroHype has the news, adding that the movie will begin filming this week in downtown Los Angeles. "The Scribbler" is an adaptation of Daniel Schaffer's mind-bending graphic novel of the same name that was released in 2006 by Image Comics. It's going to be rereleased by First Comics to go along with the movie's opening.

Cassidy will star as Suki, a woman suffering from multiple personality disorder. She tries to get rid of her mental illness by using an experimental machine called "The Siamese Burn" that is said to eliminate unwanted personalities. The machine works for Suki to a point, until she realizes that the identity she is trying to get rid of might actually be her own.

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Swifter than an arrow, The CW is speeding through the casting process on its upcoming Green Arrow pilot. Two new actors have joined the fray now, bringing the current cast list up to five names.

TV Line reports that "Melrose Place" alum Katie Cassidy has scored the role of Dinah "Laurel" Lance — the woman who goes on to become Black Canary — in the pilot. Additionally, Deadline adds that "The O.C." veteran Willa Holland has joined the show as Oliver Queen's younger sister Thea.

Details about both characters beyond the jump.

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