“It’s been literally a year, in story time, since we’ve seen her. One of the things we told Jessica De Gouw, who plays The Huntress, was that we weren’t interested in treading over old territory with Helena. What we pitched her was the idea that basically Helena Bertinelli is gone. The only thing that remains is The Huntress. It’s been a year of her literally scouring the world to find her father, who was on the run at the end of Episode 17 of last season. We really wanted to show that wear and tear on her. We even aged up her costume a little bit, so you really get the sense that she has been traveling the world and literally has just spent a year killing people to try to get at her dad, and it’s done quite a number on her soul. We get to explore all that, in a really fun episode that also deals with Laurel Lance, in a very big way. One of the things we wanted to do with the episode was give Laurel her groove back, as it were. We have obviously taken Laurel down a very dark path, this year. As we started to see at the end of last week’s episode, she’s going to start turning the corner. And this episode with The Huntress is a very big move in that direction.”― Marc Guggenheim
“I remember you telling me your fiancé was killed. I’m so sorry. I know what it’s like to lose someone. And I couldn’t deal with it. So I became a drunk. Every problem I had, I solved with a pill or a drink. My friends and my family they tried to help me but I wouln’t let them. You don’t have to do this, Helena. It’s not too late.”
↳ Laurel trying to save Helena twice in the seventeenth episode of the second season.