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Marc Guggenheim Says He Regrets Oliver/Felicity Season 4 Storyline

Published on November 30th, 2016 | Updated on November 30th, 2016 | By FanFest


Once upon a time, fans were thrilled that Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) were a couple. Now the mere mention of them together – especially under the #Olicity tag on social media – has caused major backlash, with some fans even going so far as to say that Felicity has ruined Arrow and wanting her character killed off.

However, the fans are not the only ones dissatisfied with Oliver and Felicity’s storyline last season. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim expressed that he had “incredibly long regrets”, especially when it comes to Olicity –

“I’d say my biggest regret is I wish we had allowed the Oliver-Felicity storyline in season 4 to unfold at a more natural pace. We had set these tentpoles at the beginning of the season, and we were a bit too rigorous on how we hit them. That was a case where the planning overtook the storytelling. We didn’t do things as elegantly as we should have.”

Since last season, Felicity has moved on with Billy Malone (Tyler Ritter), an SCPD detective and Oliver may too with Susan Williams (Carly Pope), a journalist from Coast City.

Arrow airs its 100th episode tonight as the third part in the four night DC crossover, concluding Thursday night with Legends of Tomorrow.

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  1. Please tell me why is it so bad for Ollie & Felicity being a butt kicking crime fighting married couple? They would have been the best crime fight duo of 15-16 season!When teenagers, college kids, twenty somethings, 30,40, & my age 65 are not able to see the two main. Characters that have fallen in love together and want to get married., pleople get tired of seeing the same old line, it wouldn’t have work anyway! Now that’s just BULL! My husband and I have been married for over 47 yrs and I have worked with that man and he with me, we have built roofs,houses ,fences, and raised 2 children , they are now 46 and 45 the are married ans both have good marriages, they love their spouses very much and are great teachers with two great kids each and now we have great grad kids That love us enough to why to stay with us while owing to college think about writer people! Get with producers etc. Make sure you write good scenes and everything do it right this time.


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