Juliana Harkavy Shares a Heartfelt Goodbye to Arrow
Arrow’s final episode is still more than two months away, but some of the show’s stars have already begun sharing their goodbyes. Now, Juliana Harkavy has also taken to social media to bid her own farewell to the series.
Harkavy, who has played Dinah Drake, a.k.a. Black Canary on Arrow since 2017, posted her message on Instagram. Additionally, she shared a picture she took of herself shortly after learning she’d been cast on the series. You can read what she had to say below.
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I took this photo almost 4 years ago. I’d just gotten off a call with Warner Bros. where I learned my life was about to change forever. My journey on Arrow had begun, and I would be moving to Vancouver in a few days. I took this picture because I wanted to remember the feeling I had in that moment. The overwhelming excitement. The immense gratitude. At the time I had no idea where this adventure would lead. I didn’t know this show would have such an outstanding lifespan, or how many people, young and old, I would be able to meet and help through playing this character. Or how they would help me. Most of all, I didn’t know the greatest gift was waiting on the other side of the border. My cast. Who would welcome me with open arms and become my greatest source of strength. My soulmates. My family. And Stephen, our gracious and unwavering leader, to whom I am eternally grateful. Today begins our last week on Arrow. As thankful as I felt the day this photo was taken, nothing could describe how much that love and gratitude has grown. I am so proud of our cast, crew, writers, and producers. I hope you enjoy this final season. And I hope when you look back, you’ll find this story has moved you, inspired you, and changed you for the better. Because of #Arrow, I have been changed, for good. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Dinah Drake made her first appearance in Arrow’s fifth season. She was an undercover police officer who gained the power to produce sonic screams after an accident involving S.T.A.R. Labs’ particle accelerator. Years later, Oliver Queen recruited Dinah to join Team Arrow to succeed Laurel Lance as the new Black Canary. Harkavy’s character has also appeared on crossover episodes of The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. She will also show up during the network’s Crisis on Infinite Earths event, which kicks off in December.
Arrow will conclude its eight-season run with a special two-hour event on January 28 on The CW.
What will you miss the most about Juliana Harkavy’s performance as Black Canary on Arrow? Do you also want to see her reprise the role in Green Arrow and the Canaries? Share your favorite memories of her character in the comment section below!
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