'Arrow': 'Doctor Who's' Alex Kingston to return as Dinah Lance

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"Arrow" will welcome back Alex Kingston ( "Doctor Who," "ER") as Dinah Lance this winter. The actress will return for episode 14, filming now.

Executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg confirmed the character's return on Monday (Dec. 2) at an "Arrow" screening for reporters in Los Angeles.

"Paul's gonna tweet," Berlanti said of "Arrow" co-star Paul Blackthorne just before admitting the news. "Alex Kingston is coming back as Dinah."

The producers were not, however, the first to hint at the return on Monday. Earlier in the day, "Arrow" star Stephen Amell posted to Twitter that he was working with someone special that day on-set:



Kingston's character of Dinah Lance is the wife to Officer Quentin Lance (Blackthorne) and the mother of Laurel ( Katie Cassidy) and Sara ( Caity Lotz) on the show. First scene in Season 1, Dinah abandoned her husband and Laurel after Sara went missing in the yacht sinking that marooned Oliver on the island. Convinced that Sara was alive, Dinah became obsessed with finding her daughter.

Now, of course, it has become clear that Sara did in fact survive the tragedy and is now the vigilante known as the Black Canary. Will Dinah find out about this from Oliver? Will her husband tell his ex-wife the semi-good news? Can Dinah even handle the truth about her lost girl?

"Arrow" fans will have to wait until 2014 to find out the answers. Before then, there are two remaining episodes of the show -- both featuring new character Barry Allen (aka, the Flash) -- airing Wednesdays at 8 p.m. this December.

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