Arrow is approaching its final season and actress Emily Bett Rickards, who played Felicity Smoak, talked with Collider about whether or not she’d return for the final season.
Felicity Smoak has been a major character on Arrow since the first season. After seven seasons on the show, actress Emily Bett Rickards has moved on and gone to star in a new film, Funny Story. On Friday in on a 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, Emily Bett Rickards talked about her new movie Funny Story and if she’d return to Arrow. In the interview, she asked about the possibility of returning in some form or another for the final season of Arrow. Emily Bett Rickards told Collider:
“I feel like Felicity has done her time. I don’t know if anybody is going to like what I’m saying, but I feel like Felicity has done her time. We knew this was coming for awhile – for over a year – so the whole thing is exactly what we wanted to happen. I trust the writers, and that’s in their hands.”
In the conclusion of the seventh season of Arrow, Felicity and Oliver walked through a portal to an unknown location together. In late March, ahead of the final season of Arrow, Emily Bett Rickards announced her departure. After this interview, it doesn’t sound like she’ll return for the final episodes of the series.
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Here’s the synopsis for Arrow‘s season seven finale You Have Saved This City:
Arrow season 7, episode 22 “You Have Saved This City”: FAMILY TIES — The battle between Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Emiko (Sea Shimooka) comes to a boiling point which brings back some familiar faces and leaves others in dire jeopardy. James Bamford directed the episode written by Beth Schwartz & Rebecca Bellotto.
Arrow‘s final season is set to debut later this year, but no release date has been confirmed yet. If The CW follows Arrow‘s accustomed release schedule, then we can expect season eight of the show to drop sometime in October later this year. Arrow‘s final season is meant to be shorter than the other ones with only ten episodes.
Arrow stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Katie Cassidy, Echo Kellum, Rick Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy, Colton Haynes, Kirk Acevedo, Sea Shimooka, and Katie Cassidy Rodgers.