The star shared a brand new sizzle reel for the five remaining episodes of the season on Facebook this morning, and we are living for the thrill and action, but mostly for the tiny Olicity moments we saw too!
Felicity and Oliver’s break up has never really been explained on Arrow…at least not yet.
When Arrow returned for it’s fourth season, the couple seemed to have called things off for good and fans figured out it was because of a mountain of trust issues. But is it, and when will we find out?
During an interview with TVLine, EP Marc Guggenheim revealed all — we’ll find out some big things in an upcoming episode called “Underneath.”
“They never really had a full-on discussion or exploration of why that breakup happened. Felicity just sort of reached her breaking point and walked out the door.”
“This is definitely an examination of the state of their breakup. It comes out of the events of 519 [‘Dangerous Liaisons’] and, quite frankly, all the other episodes that led up to it,” Marc added. “Something happens in 519 that really tees up this conversation.”
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Arrow has almost turned everyone who’s been on the show into a villain or superhero by now, haven’t they?
There’s just one character who’s the odd ball out — Felicity Smoak — but don’t get your hopes up that she’ll become one on the show.
“There’s two lines in the sand that I’ve drawn for Arrow for myself,” EP Marc Guggenheim shared with EW. “I can’t speak for Greg [Berlanti] or for Wendy [Mericle], but for as long as I’m involved with the show, the two things I never want to do is kill off Thea and put Felicity in a mask and a costume.”
“Those, to me, are two lines that I just think are a bridge too far.”
However, we did see Felicity as a tech-based superhero on the most recent episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – where the team actually created an alternate world.
He explains his reasons: “Thea, because we’ve taken so many family members away from Oliver, and Felicity because when you put a character like that in a costume, I think it diminishes who that character is and it makes the idea of superheroics seem silly.”
I think we’re all good with Felicity being the anchor of the team, yes? And even more, keeping Thea around? Most definitely yes.
Felicity is genuinely concerned about Oliver in this new clip from tonight’s all-new Arrow, and she should be.
It seems like Oliver has given up all hope about everything.
While Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are shocked by Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) decision to call on the Bratva to help take down Prometheus, Diggle has a hard conversation with Oliver about what happens if things go south.
According to THR, she will in fact be a series regular once again – as Laurel’s evil Earth-2 doppelgänger Black Siren.
“One of the things that most excites us about Arrow is that we go where the story takes us,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim said. “Last year, the story took us to the tragic death of Laurel Lance. This year, our midseason finale reintroduced us to Laurel’s doppelgänger, Black Siren. We were so taken by Katie‘s fearless interpretation of this character that we knew her story was not yet finished. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Katie back to Arrow as Black Siren, though as her appearances on Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow this season show, she never really left the family.”
The fact that both of them get into the shit is one of the ways that they gravitate back towards one another,” he shared. “They have a common malady, so to speak.
She, above anyone else, is the person that he’s going to go to, if he has something to confide or work through.”
He explains of his two best friends: “Diggle is very much the soothsayer and the person who can give him a good piece of advice. But in terms of a heart to heart and a dynamic conversation, Felicity is the one for him.”
“The fact that she’s going through something like that, maybe that’s going to cause him to open up.”
“That’s not really up to me, but I will say that they have some really, really cool stuff coming up,” Stephen shared, giving all Olicity fans everywhere a little bit of hope when it comes to the estranged couple.
Whether that will happen in the next episode or, even five, remains a mystery still.