Arrow fans have a lot to look forward to for the upcoming season.The last season left all the Arrow gang with unresolved problems and deaths that have left fans shocked and asking questions.One of those questions being what will happen to Oliver and Felicity?
Showrunner Wendy Mericle told TVLine recently that the new season will downplay the relationship series and focus more on the individual development of the characters.
“They’re both in crisis mode. Oliver’s got two really big jobs, and [Felicity] is spinning out about Havenrock,” Mericle explains. “Until they’ve gotten some clarity for themselves, there’s not much room for the relationship side of things.”
This is sad news for Oliver and Felicity fans who love seeing the two together on screen.The first two seasons were focused solely on their relationship and gave plot points to move the series forward.So to see it dissipate will be heartbreaking.
Havenrock was the name of a town which was destroyed in the final episodes of Arrow’s fourth season. Felicity was responsible and was criticized by fans because she seemed so unaffected by her actions. It seems like she will now face the repercussions of her actions in the new season, even though she did save Star city and millions of lives;one murder is one too many and a whole town is a lot.
Mericle also spilled some secrets to TVLine on what to look forward to in the first nine episodes of the series :
“He’s very much the focus of the first nine [episodes].” In the light of day, the hero is taking his new role as mayor “seriously,” yet failing on the job, forcing Thea to pick up the slack. “She, like Oliver, is trying to figure out her legacy through City Hall,” the executive producer says. Elsewhere, a guilt-wracked Felicity is “doubled down in the bunker,” while Dig is similarly “trying to figure out how he can get that sense of himself back, after killing his brother.”
That seems like a lot to look forward to, but an exciting one that will make up for Olicity’s demise.