THIS BLOG CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 17 OF SEASON 2 Of "ARROW". If you do not want to see/read any spoilers prior to the episode. Please do not read the article or view the photos below.
A very cold early February night, I caught the cast of Arrow filming scenes for episode 17 of season 2, "Birds Of Prey" on Homer Street. Both interior & exterior shoots were done, including scenes in a court room & outside in a courtyard upstairs that I couldnt see in the early part of the day.
As night time came, they moved to outside to shoot in the -4C chilly Vancouver air.
They did a scene in an alley that I was unable to see because of all the crew huddled around that I THINK consisted of Caity Lotz and Stephen Amell, both in their alter ego attires. Interestingly, as open as Degouw was about letting me photograph her in her mask, Caity was the exact opposite,
The 1st scene was 1 of Oliver walking up to a gaggle of cops, special forces personnel out on the street in front of the "Starling City Courthouse". Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance was also in the scene. Because of the terrible vantage point for the scene, I never could see much of what it entailed, just that Oliver is on the phone & walks around a police cruiser.
The 2nd scene after that I saw was with 2 ladies that you never expected to probably be sharing a scene. Jessica DeGouw, who I saw earlier in the day in her Huntress uniform & even posed for a photo in her mask had traded it in for a cop uniform. She was forcibly escorting Katie Cassidy (Laurel) at gunpoint out of my view in the scene, pressumably into a police cruiser, or away from the crowd of cops who seemed oblivious to this going on.
I also saw Caity Lotz on set this day in her Black Canary mask but she didn't want to be photographed in it, so I didn't....so its going to be a masktravaganza episode it seems.
I managed to get autographs on this day from Stephen, Katie, Caity & Jessica. I think that's a season 2 record for people I got on an Arrow set.
Arrow is airing new episodes every Wednesday on the CW in the U.S. & CTV in Canada.
Birds Of Prey episode is currently scheduled to air March 26th, 2014.
ARROW re-shoots for episode 7 - Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen and the FIRST LOOK at Jessica De Gouw as Helena Bertinelli and not as The Huntress
Over the last week or so I have come across a lot of film sets. In that plethora of action, 1 day I came across Arrow, twice.
Earlier in the day I saw a motorcycle driving scene (unsure if it was Amell or his stunt driver) riding Oliver Queens bike down a downtown Vancouver street.
Later that evening, there was scenes in Gastown. I first saw Stephen Amell show up in his Arrow outfit, but was on the phone at the time...little did I know, I wouldnt get another good look at him in it again that evening as you can see by the 1 dark grainy photo in the distance of him filming in the alley.
Later on he returned to do scenes in a courtyard, this time, dressed in is Oliver Queen attire. They didnt start filming till it was dark, so photos were going to be grainy, but I was dertermined to stick it out in the sometimes torretial downpour rain we had after I heard who else was coming to the set.
I heard on the walkies "trasport for Jessica" & I instantly googled to see who they had cast named Jessica and found myself excited to realize, it was the Huntress. Australian actress Jessica De Gouw aka Helena Bertinelli, aka the Huntress was on set. Unfortunately, not in her vigilante crime fighter attire, but dressed as her everyday Ms. Bertinelli character. I was a bit disappointed...till I got home that night & found out EW.com had broken the scoop with a photo of The Huntress http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/11/02/arrow-first-look-see-the-huntress-in-costume-exclusive-photo/ . Suddenly, I was a tad more pleased that I saw Helena Bertinelli instead.
I found out these were re-shoots being done for episode 7, which I have since then learned is the 1st episode we are going to see the Huntress in, in late November.
So here are (unless someone corrects me, but I didnt see any posted anywhere) the 1st photos of Helena Bertinelli (Jessica De Gouw) not as the Huntress on the set of Arrow.
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