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‘Arrow’ EP talks Big Changes for Felicity Smoak

If there is one character aside from Oliver himself who has had it pretty rough on Arrow, it would have to be Felicity Smoak. Last year, in the mid-season finale, she was attacked by Damien Darhk’s men and ended up becoming paralyzed. This year in the episode titled, “What We Leave Behind,”, she didn’t have it any better.

Her new love, Detective Billy Malone, was accidentally murdered by Oliver; in a twisted setup done by this season’s ‘Big Bad’; Prometheus.

Recently, TVLine sat down with Arrow co-producer Wendy Mericle to talk about Billy’s death, and what impact it will have on Felicity and her connection to Oliver.

For fans who are worried that Billy’s death will wage another war between Felicity and Oliver, Wendy Mericle assures Arrow fans that Billy’s death will have a huge impact on Felicity but it shouldn’t change her relationship with Oliver.
“One thing Felicity is not going to do, I can tell you for sure, is blame Oliver. She recognizes the manipulations that have led to this situation. Her heart is broken in that last moment for Oliver and for Malone and for herself. Felicity has set her sights on Prometheus. This season we have said we’re going to take her to a darker place, and you’re seeing the genesis of the reason why, right here,” Mericle added, talking about who Felicity will be angry at for Billy’s death.
According to Wendy Mericle, Felicity will be incredibly driven by Billy’s murder and it will lead her to take down Prometheus whatever the cost.
“She’s going to meet some people who are both a bit tied to her past but also very much tied to this new future she’s contemplating and that’s going to draw her away from the team and lead her to do some things that are pretty morally questionable. It’s a color for Felicity that we’ve always known she had the potential for, but we never had the right story to play. We’re excited about it,”

‘Morally Questionable’, huh? Does that mean we could potentially see Felicity’s father, The Calculator, make an appearance in her life once more? This time… in a not so friendly team-up manner?

Well, whatever future decisions that Felicity makes, I’m looking forward to seeing a different Felicity Smoak this season.

Arrow will return from its winter hiatus on Wednesday, January 25 at 8PM/EST on The CW.

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