'Arrow' team breakdown 'Arrow' midseason finale; offer hints for second half
Creators Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim on what it all means going forward
On Nyssa and Sara's prior romantic relationship:
Andrew Kreisberg: It was really more about Sara than anything else. We didn't do it to be salacious; it's a pretty chaste relationship from what you see on screen. For us, it touched on a couple of interesting things -- the idea that Sara found herself in this terrible world, and found this one person who treated her with love and kindness. Even the way it bounced back for [Det.] Lance -- this hardened, tough cop, who's probably not the most progressive guy, even he was like, "I'm just glad you had somebody who loved you and took care of you during those nightmare years." Those little moments felt like they would be special, and play for us.
Marc Guggenheim: We actually specifically avoid using the term "bisexual." We didn't want to label [Sara] at all. Let her be her own person, and if the audience wants to label, fine, but we wanted to not make it that specific -- because it is a very specific relationship to Sara and Nyssa. Maybe Sara's had other female relationships in her past, but we'll get to that in due course, when it's right, if it's right. But we wanted to not just do something to shock.