Arrow, not unlike the Green Arrow comics the stories come from, often brought in Oliver Queen’s relationships into the story. Olicity, the portmanteau that Arrow fans have attached to Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak’s relationship, was not part of the DC Comics printed word. Despite this, every Arrow season bring the two closer together.
However, Arrow Season 4 has begun to fractures in Olicity’s relationship with Felicity’s injury and before the last timeline change, with Oliver Queen’s illegitimate son. In the alternate timeline, Olicity was no more, but with the change in the Arrow timeline, Oliver was able to keep him a secret. All signs point to this coming to a head in the future. Stephen Amell, according to Fashion Style, took to Facebook to answer a barrage and variety of questions. During this unscripted Arrow Q&A, Amell was asked about the next three episodes in Arrow Season 4.
“…just wondering if you had to give the next couple of upcoming episodes a one word description each what would they be?”
Stephen Amell’s reply was “Duel. Fallout. Ring.” As cryptic as Amell’s response is, it is par for the course in CW cast and crew responses. Certainly, Amell’s third episode description clearly mentions Felicity’s engagement ring, so does it mean that something will cause this ring to be returned to Oliver? The aforementioned issue of the future Connor Hawke could easily be the arrow that broke the camel’s back, since it did in the alternate timeline.
This would also explain the missing ring from the future mystery grave scene that Arrow fans were privy to a few weeks ago, where Olicity was generally discussing whomever was responsible for putting said person into the grave. Arrow fans are led to believe Damien Darhk is the culprit, but is never explicitly mentioned one way or the other. Though the Green Arrow’s baby daddy status will hurt Olicity, according to TV Line, Felicity’s injury is still not done being a hindrance to her.
“We will definitely feel the weight of it. There’s a big decision she and Oliver are going to make at the end of [Episode 413, airing Feb. 10], and it will inform a journey in 414 and 415 that she goes on with respect to how she’s going to handle being in a relationship, from the point of view of somebody who’s in a wheelchair. It’s a very small thing, but it is powerful and it is very emotional.”
Felicity Smoak isn’t the only lady in the Arrowverse, and a new one will be entering it soon. Well, Supergirl will be meeting the Flash very soon in a Supergirl crossover episode. According to Comicbook, executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg have confirmed that the crossover episode is happening, and it’s titled “World’s Finest.”
“We are so incredibly excited to announce something that we have dreamed of happening since we starting making Supergirl – The Flash and Supergirl are teaming up! We want to thank Grant Gustin for making the time to come visit (on top of his already immense workload) and all of the folks at CBS, The CW, Warner Bros. and DC for working this out. And finally thanks to the fans and journalists who have kept asking for this to happen. It is our pleasure and hope to create an episode worthy of everyone’s enthusiasm and support.”
Naturally, since Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow are all part of the DC Comics TV universe, one might ask if the other shows will be involved or even acknowledge Supergirl. Arrow star Stephen Amell, according to International Business Times, refused to confirm that information.
“I don’t know. We shall see. Cool thing to consider regardless…”
This is certainly not an outright denial, but it is unlikely that Arrow or Legends of Tomorrow fans should expect much corroboration between the shows, as it seemed to take some effort just to bring The Flash to Supergirl.
[Image via Arrow Season 4 Screenshot | Courtesy Of CW | Cropped and Resized]