As season seven begins to wind down, things need to start lining up with the flash-forwards that we have been seeing this season. One of the storylines seems to be lining up with what will be happening in real-life. On Saturday, Emily Bett Rickards, who plays Felicity Smoak, appeared to announce that she is leaving the CW’s long-running superhero drama after the show’s seventh and current season on Instagram.
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❤️🖤💛💕💜💙 The time has come to talk of many memes. Of bows and arrows and superheroes and Olicity and Queens And why TGA is so damn hot And yes, canaries need more scenes… But wait just one minute before we go and do all of that For this makes me out of breath To have this not small chat Felicity and I are a very tight two But after one through seven we will be saying goodbye to you 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 💕 Love, Felicity and Me
If you have been watching the show, you could see the news coming. Felicity is pregnant and Oliver moves her away to raise the child safe. Outside of the city. The background as to Oliver’s eventual death remains a bit murky, but with the announcement that he is leaving after the 10-episode 8th season, it seems that we might get some information at that point.
According to EW, things started taking a turn in season six. Like in many shows, the cast contracts seem to be up at the end of season seven. However, during season six, Stephen Amell was considering moving on after this season. However, it the construct of Crisis of Infinite Earths coming as the next crossover event, we may have found Oliver’s exit strategy.
Olicity has been a 50-50 split for many fans. Emily Bett Rickards and Stephen Amell have a great on-screen chemistry. It is even evident on his Instagram when he refers to her as his other wife. However, during season four and five, their relationship was getting a bit tiresome and some fans were saying to end their storyline for good. However, during their current season, things seems to have even out by pushing Felicity’s desire to murder Diaz.
Marc Guggenheim took to social media to say a few words:
Two can play at this game… pic.twitter.com/DIBLZsZUX8
— Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) March 31, 2019
In a statement from executive producers Greg Berlanti and Beth Schwartz:
“We’ve had the pleasure of working with Emily since season one and in those past seven years she has brought one of TV’s most beloved characters to life. And although we’re heartbroken to see both Emily and Felicity leave the show, we’re completely supportive of Emily and her future endeavors. She will always have a family at Arrow.”