‘Arrow’ EP Teases Exploration Of Oliver & Felicity’s Break-Up

Executive producer Marc Guggenheim has revealed that an upcoming episode of Arrow will focus heavily on the break-up between Oliver and Felicity.


Executive producer Marc Guggenheim has revealed that an upcoming episode of Arrow will focus heavily on the break-up between Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) that occurred last season.

Episode 20 titled “Underneath” will be an Olicity-centric episode that will explore the break-up between the heroic couple. Last season, Oliver was left gutted after Felicity ended their engagement and literally walked out of his life after she discovered that not only did Oliver have a son, but that he also didn’t consult with her when he decided to send his son and his mother away to safety.

In a recent chat with TV Line, Guggenheim explained that “Underneath” will examine the state of their break-up set up by something in Episode 19, “Dangerous Liaisons”:

“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. Something happens in 519 that really tees up this conversation.”

The series returns on Wednesday, April 26, for the final five episodes of season 5 beginning with the episode titled “Dangerous Liaisons“. Here’s the official synopsis:

Newly appointed Mayor Oliver Queen finds himself challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City. With Diggle back in the military and Thea adamant about hanging up her hood as Speedy, Team Green Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity – but they’re no longer the only vigilantes in town. Green Arrow’s public defeat of Damien Darhk at the end of Season Four has inspired a new crop of masked heroes to step up and defend the city, though their painful inexperience makes them obstacles, rather than allies, in the field. The arrival of a deadly new adversary will force Oliver to confront questions about his own legacy, both as mayor and as the Green Arrow.

Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET.PT on The CW. Be sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 5 for our weekly reviews.

Source: TV Line

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

News Editor, Film/TV Reporter at Heroic Hollywood.