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Here's How 'Arrow' Said Goodbye To Felicity Smoak During The Season 7 Finale

Here's How 'Arrow' Said Goodbye To Felicity Smoak During The Season 7 Finale

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD – DO NOT READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW!

We said goodbye to Felicity Smoak on Arrow last night in one of the best season finales ever.

If you haven’t watched the episode, we highly suggest you skip past this post right now, because we’re going to go into everything that happened.

Emily Bett Rickards announced that she’d be leaving the series earlier last month.

“I thank you all for the time we’ve shared / The elevators we have climbed / The monsters we have faced and scared / And The burgers we have dined / I will keep her in my heart for always / And I hope that you can too / Because she would not be alive if it weren’t for all of you 💕,” she wrote in her poem.

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'Arrow's Season 7 Finale Will Honor Felicity Smoak, Showrunner Says

'Arrow's Season 7 Finale Will Honor Felicity Smoak, Showrunner Says

We’re 100% not ready for the season finale of Arrow tonight and it’s all because it’s Emily Bett Rickards‘ final episode!

Showrunner Beth Schwartz opened up about saying goodbye to Felicity in the episode, airing tonight, May 13th @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW.

“I think this whole season, in a sense, honored her character,” she shared. “She was so prevalent in our future storyline and [through] her relationship with Mia, you got to see what she went through in the future and also some of her successes as well. And then in the present day, we get to see the origins of Smoak Tech and that that was super important to her besides just being part of Team Arrow.”

Beth continues, “Then with her relationship with Oliver, [we saw her] getting pregnant and then sort of trying to figure out how to be parents when you’re superheroes and danger has always been around the corner…I feel like we honor the relationship from where they started to what they’ve gone through over the entire series, not just this season where they started separate when Oliver was in prison and Felicity being able to take care of herself. I think the fans will be very satisfied with the ending.”

Also, you might want to look out for certain Easter eggs in the episode, too.

“I think that we [Emily and I] were on the same page as for her exit from the show. I know that Stephen [Amell] had some [he wanted to include],” Beth shared. “It was really important to him, and we had a lot of conversations about her ending as well. So between the three of us, I think we were all very happy with the outcome.”

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Emily Bett Rickards' Final Scenes As Felicity Smoak Make The 'Arrow' Showrunner Cry

Emily Bett Rickards' Final Scenes As Felicity Smoak Make The 'Arrow' Showrunner Cry

It’s almost time to say goodbye to Felicity Smoak on Arrow, and we’re not ready for it.

Showrunner Beth Schwartz is opening up just a little on Emily Bett Rickards‘ final scenes, coming up on the season finale.

“I can’t give away too much, but every time I watch the last 10 minutes of the finale, I cry every single time,” Beth shared with TV Guide. “I just wanted to honor [Felicity]. She’s been a really important character to the show — besides just having a huge fan base — to me personally.”

She adds, “She’s been one of my favorite characters, and I’ve been with her from the beginning. I wanted to make sure that we honored her both in her relationship with Oliver as well as her goals personally and the origin of Smoak Tech — her wanting to do something in addition to being on Team Arrow. That was her own, so that was really important to me.”

As far as Emily returning for the final season, Beth says she’s the door is always open.

“She is always welcome to come back, so I would be obviously more than happy to have her back next season,” Beth says. “We definitely have that in mind, honoring the series and getting all our favorites back.”

Arsenal Returns To Help Team Arrow on 'Arrow' Tonight

Arsenal Returns To Help Team Arrow on 'Arrow' Tonight

Arsenal is back in Star City on tonight’s new Arrow.

In “Confessions”, when they learn of an upcoming attack on the city, Team Arrow calls Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) to help them stop the Ninth Circle. However, things go awry and there is massive collateral damage.

As Captain of the SCPD, Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) investigates what happened in an episode that takes on a true crime narrative and tone.

Arrow airs TONIGHT, April 29th @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW. Check out the sneak peek below:

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Felicity Gets An Interesting Offer From Alena on 'Arrow' Tonight

Felicity Gets An Interesting Offer From Alena on 'Arrow' Tonight

Mia (Katherine McNamara) and Connor (Joseph David-Jones) give Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) a hand while repairing a helmet in this still from tonight’s all-new Arrow.

In “Spartan”, after the Ninth Circle delivers a major setback for Team Arrow, Diggle (David Ramsey) reluctantly reaches out to a Four-Star General of the Defense Intelligence Agency (Ernie Hudson) for help, despite unresolved tension from their past.

Meanwhile, Oliver (Stephen Amell) discovers a piece of information that he believes will turn Emiko (Sea Shimooka) against the Ninth Circle; and Alena (Kacey Rohl) returns with an interesting proposal for Felicity.

Arrow airs TONIGHT, April 22nd @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW.

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