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Stephen Amell Says Oliver and Felicity Were Always Meant to Be Together on ‘Arrow’

Photo: Heroes and Villains Fan Fest/Amanda Szentesy

Just ahead of Arrow returning to the CW this Thursday from mid-season break, series star Stephen Amell attended Heroes and Villains Fan Fest in Portland this past weekend.  One of the highlights of the weekend was when Amell took the stage for his panel on Saturday.

During his time on stage, Amell joked twice about the current state of his character Oliver Queen on the series.  Queen, who started out in the series as a rich playboy hiding in the shadows as a vigilante, has since acquired a trusted team to support him and, as he mentioned during his panel, the tables have somewhat turned.

Amell said, “I am grateful that this year, it’s other people keeping secrets from Oliver instead of him keeping secrets.”  Amell was, of course, referring to that crazy mid-season finale betrayal leading to a division of Team Arrow.


He joked a bit about Oliver Queen’s current financial state likening himself to Marvel’s Iron Man.  It seems that Amell has started a one-man campaign in order to try to recoup some of Queen’s lost fortunes on the show.  Amell joked with the crowd, “I like Iron Man.  Maybe I’m just bitter that Oliver isn’t a billionaire anymore.  the amount of times I pitch he gets his money back and it’s met with laughter and indifference.”


But, perhaps the best moment from Amell’s panel was when he addressed the couple that melts the hearts of Arrow fans everywhere.  We are of course talking about Olicity – Oliver and Felicity (played by Emily Bett Rickards).  It took three seasons and a bumpy road thereafter before these two officially tied the knot but, now that they are, fans wouldn’t have it any other way and, as it turns out, neither would the creators of Arrow.  Amell told the crowd, “In our show, it was Oliver and Felicity and it was going to be them, no matter what.”

Be still, our hearts!  We didn’t think it was possible but Olicty just got even more perfect knowing it was meant to be all along!

Arrow returns to The CW this Thursday, January 18th at 9 PM EST.  You can catch up right here on Fanfest.com with our weekly Arrow previews and recaps as well!

 

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