Felicity Will Explore New Territory In ‘Arrow’ Season Five

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Felicity is a subject of controversy when you mention her around Arrow fans. Some fans absolutely love her, others loathe her, because of the shift of focus to her and her family in the third and fourth seasons. Her character was a fan favorite in season two, and naturally the producers wanted to give fans what they were asking for – so in this situation, they figured it was more Felicity. Felicity and Oliver shared an “on again off again” relationship in seasons three and four, and whether you love Olicity or you hate it, it was a major story-arc of the show for the past two seasons. My opinion? I love Felicity’s character, but I am not a huge fan of the script they gave her in season three. Season four was better, but they still gave her too much dramatic material. Either way, I have hope for season five.

It looks as if Felicity’s story will be exploring new territory in the fifth season, as it switches gears from her love life (Oliver) and her family life, over to her growth as a character. While speaking with EW, Arrow EP Marc Guggenheim talked Felicity in season five and how they were going to have her do something “key”, unlike anything she has done before. It apparently does not involve either Oliver nor her parents.

“We’re positioning her to do something in the second half of the year that is really, really key, and that isn’t about her relationship with Oliver or even necessarily her father or her mother. It’s really new territory for her, and we’ve very excited about it. Some big things are going to happen with Felicity.”

What could that “really, really key” something be? And what “big things” do you think Marc Guggenheim could be referring to? At this point, your guess is as good as mine. Make sure to let us know what you think in the comments!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Josh Behr

Josh Behr

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  • Napi

    Enough of Felicity

    • Joey Wabi-Sabi

      Without Felicity, Team Arrow would not survive. She’s the team’s greatest asset. Always has been. It it weren’t for Felicity, the entire world would be a pile of rubble and dust, thanks to those 50 nukes. Thank God Felicity was there to stop them all with just her laptop.

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  • UnBoxingJon

    Felicity and Oliver were both better characters when they had no romantic connection. They need to do whatever they can do to patch the hole that got punched in the narrative when Oliver “tricked” Deathstroke into thinking Oliver loved Felicity.

  • Radar Technician Matt

    Explore new territory? Like what? HER GOD DAMN DEATH? Make it happen already…

  • Joey Wabi-Sabi

    Hasn’t Felicity ALWAYS been key though? Without her, I can’t see how Team Arrow would even survive. Her hardcore hacking skills have been 100x more useful than Ollie’s arrows or any of his sidekicks. She has literally been KEY in saving the day at least 60 times on this show. She single-handedly saved the ENTIRE WORLD by stopping all those nukes with just her laptop. I mean c’mon! Not even the CIA, NSA, or our missile defense system were capable of stopping that attack. Felicity is a hardcore bada$$ hero, plain and simple. In my opinion, shes the strongest member of the team by FAR. I honestly don’t understand all the hate against her. Yeah she’s cried a few times, but she always fights through her emotions and puts the mission first every single time. Every other character on the show has had an emotional breakdown and ends up quitting the team at some point, and it takes a pep talk from Felicity to bring them back. She’s everyone’s rock. Without her, there is no team arrow. She saves the day in 60 different episodes, but since she cries 4 times, everyone hates her. Barry Allen has done more crying in 2 seasons than Felicity ever has. The double standard is disgusting. Get over it guys, and learn to appreciate a great character. I’m ready for more Felicity, but she has always been KEY in my book.

    • UnBoxingJon

      Plus, she’s so sassy.

  • AlphaBlu

    Exploring new territories… so minefields? Places with a lot of radiation perhaps? The ocean floor? The surface of the moon? The centre of a massive forest fire? Any of those will do.

    Felicity was a character I adored in Seasons 1 and 2. Season 3 she became quite painful to watch, and then Season 4 I went from like to loathe. It’s not Emily’s fault – she’s great! – but it’s the storylines they wrote for her. I just don’t know how they can redeem her.