Arrow Boss on the Finale's Death Toll, Weepy 'Olicity' Moment and Season 3's New Chapter

Arrow Season 2 SpoilersAfter one huge episode after another, Arrow is going all out for its Season 2 finale this Wednesday (The CW, 8/7c) with a potential death, a Felicity/Oliver moment that will surprise, anger and make fans weep, and one majorly complicated moral dilemma for the masked vigilante.

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With Slade going after the ones Oliver loves, our hero will be severely tested — and possibly forced to make a difficult decision between the two women in his heart, previews executive producer Marc Guggenheim.

The EP also reveals that the season closer is the end of a chapter that sets up a different Season 3 (with one familiar face MIA).

TVLINE | You’ve had a string of episodes that could have easily served as the season finale. How will the actual finale top them?
We’re always trying to top ourselves. We always have said we’re never going to take our foot off the gas, we’re never going to hold back stuff at the beginning of the year just to save it for the end and we’re not going to hold back stuff for a [later] season when we could do it this season. We’re always about pushing as much story as we can, as fast as we can. Worrying about timing and worrying about topping ourselves, that’s what we call a “future us” problem. Our best episodes always find a new gear for the show, and I do think the finale finds a new gear. It’s exciting because we’re trying some very emotionally complex stuff along with some stunts and sequences that are the biggest we’ve ever done on the show.

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TVLINE | Slade has been going after Oliver in a very personal way, but now it’s of a bigger scope. What will the emotional toll be like for Oliver in the finale?
For Oliver, it all comes down to [the fact that] he made this vow for himself at the beginning of the season that he would not kill anymore. That vow is going to be sorely tested. It was always part of our design of the season that we would basically place Oliver in a situation where he has every reason, tactically and vengeance-wise and necessity-wise, to kill again. At least one character during the finale will make this argument that if Oliver had not been so reluctant to kill, perhaps everything that’s been happening for the last couple episodes would not have happened. That only further complicates his moral dilemma.

UnthinkableTVLINE | In the promo pics, Slade has Felicity and Laurel. Does that give Oliver a moment where he has an emotional epiphany about either of one of those characters?
As Oliver learned, Slade is determined to kill the person he loves the most. Obviously, those images suggest that it could be Laurel or it could be Felicity. And I would be very foolish if I were to share the answer with you.

TVLINE | You’ve done a nice job of layering in these little Oliver/Felicity moments and hints. Is that something we can expect more of in the finale and going into next season?
Those moments are one of the core elements of the show. We saw that even when Felicity was flirting with Barry, there was still this connection with Oliver. There will be a couple moments between Oliver and Felicity that I think will surprise people, anger others, make people weep. If you’re a fan of those moments, you’re definitely going to want to see the finale, and you’re going to want to stick around all the way to the end.

TVLINE | Speaking of the women in Oliver’s life, Sara is back in town. How are they working side-by-side now?
We’re going to learn where Sara went after she left Starling City in Episode 20. We’re going to learn a little bit more of what was behind her comments to Laurel that she made in that alleyway during Episode 22. And we’re going to learn what her future trajectory is. It’s quite a bit to take in for Oliver. We’re throwing a lot of different things at Oliver. This season finale has Oliver, literally, fighting wars on several fronts.

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UnthinkableTVLINE | One of the big cliffhangers from last week was that Amanda Waller and her men are invading Starling City. How will the tension between Amanda Waller and Oliver and Diggle factor into the finale?
It will actually factor in in a couple ways. You’ll get a really good sense as to where Diggle is and the role that Diggle and Layla play in the finale. And also, there’s a big piece of information to be learned about Oliver’s history with Amanda.

TVLINE | Looking ahead at Season 3, how will the landscape be altered?
The way we’ve been approaching Season 3 is [with the] recognition that the season finale of Season 2 doesn’t feel like just a conclusion of Season 2, but rather a conclusion of Seasons 1 and 2 — that we were telling one, big 46-episode story. The season finale really gives you a strong sense of closure and that a chapter really, truly is finished. My hope is that it’ll do so in a way that will make people go, “Wow, this story may be over, but I’m really interested in seeing what the next story they tell with these characters is.”

TVLINE | There’s a lot of destruction going on in Starling City, and we’ve lost a lot of residents. But are we going to lose any of our main players?
The thing about Arrow is, we’ve shown a willingness to lose characters when a lot of other shows might keep them around. Let me put it this way… There’s one character who you will not be seeing at the start of Season 3.

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192 Comments
  1. Juliana says:

    I’m dead. I have no words.

  2. I swear to God, if Felicity dies, I’m done.

    • Poppy says:

      Me too!

    • Trish says:

      I will level the freakin net if they kill Felicity Smoak! I will turn this show to Ash beneath my shoe.

    • kikiyo2011 says:

      They CANNOT kill Felicity. She is seriously one of the most loved characters in the show.

    • Nicole says:

      Same! Felicity is my favorite and the only reason I watch this show. Without her I’m done.

      • ronnie says:

        The only reason I’m not worried about our beloved Felicity is that there was interview earlier that stated we would get some of her back story which we have not seen yet. So that is what I’m holding onto. But if they have lied about that and they do kill her off, I’m walking away and sending the most HATEFUL email EVER to be written to a producer of a television show!! And then I’m creating a Guggenheim Voodoo Doll to torture him daily!!

    • DL says:

      Pretty sure they’ll kill Sara, kicking off Laurel’s journey to become Black Canary.

    • Alichat says:

      I have this weird feeling that Felicity leaves Starling City……maybe she needs some time away from Oliver or decides she needs to be away from Starling for awhile….or something. Maybe she pops over into the world of Flash for a few eps to kick that off, then comes back to Starling. That would explain the ‘stick around til the very end’ comment, and explain why one character will not be seen at the start of season 3.

      • reboot2099 says:

        I really would like that to happen. As much as I like felicity, I think the chemistry she had with Barry is too good to not have that happen a few more times in the Flash show. And she does have a big fan-base, so if she was in Flash for a few episodes, I’m sure a few Arrow fans who had no intention of trying the show, will do so because of her. That would be good storytelling AND publicity.

        Although I guess we would have heard it by now if that was going to happen, but maybe not. We’ll see :)

        • JC1 says:

          Actually, I think that might be counterproductive. I agree that Felicity and Barry had good chemistry – maybe a little too good. And the last they need is anything that might undermine the canon couple on that show – Barry/Iris. Thy don’t need another Oliver/Laurel situation on their hands. They’ve already (unnessessarily IMO) handicapped that pairing by setting them up as pseudo-siblings. They don’t need anything to make it worse.

          • reboot2099 says:

            I know, the sibling thing is just weirding me out. And I guess that’s why I’d like Felicity to become Barry’s love interest and drop Iris in the sister box forever! We both know that won’t ever happen, though.

            And that’s why I think Felicity SHOULD appear on Flash. If only to give us closure about their “relationship” when she sees he’s pining for Iris. And that would be the reason why she doesn’t leave Arrow. But hopefully still recurs on Flash anyways. But that’s just wishful thinking on my part.

          • JC1 says:

            I’m sure she’ll show up a time or two, but I’d be surprised if it was anything on a regular basis.

          • speedy says:

            To me, they’ve already set up the Flash love story with the same issues as Oliver-Laurel–the whole epic love that existed prior to the show (we’re being told, not shown, yet again), so we don’t get to see their first meet, them getting to know each other, etc. I’m going to assume they don’t have Barry cheating on Iris with her sister, and that this time, the two leads were screen tested, but already the love story leaves much to be desired based on the information that’s out (they’ve replaced the sister love triangle with the pseudo-siblings backstory–yet further proof these guys really don’t do romance well, in my opinion). I agree. Adding Felicity to the mix is probably going to do more damage than good.

          • JC1 says:

            @speedy, I agree with you. Setting up Barry/Iris as pseudo-siblings does feel like a repeat of Oliver/Laurel in that both are set up with an unnecessarily complicated history that predates the show. I think it’s a mistake, honestly. No matter how much chemistry the actors have (and hopefully they do actually have chemistry this time), there’s probably always going to be a sizable group that can’t get past the ick factor of them having been raised together. And it wasn’t necessary. Just do a regular “meet cute” and let us watch the relationship grow from the beginning, without all the unnecessary baggage. Why go to so much trouble to stack the cards against your canon couple if you want the fans to get behind it? It doesn’t make sense.

        • debbie says:

          So this is how they force us into a new show,I have news for NBC.Universial that own every station.just like Helex I boycott it and will watch another show or nothing at all were is Nikta,they said it would be back what about Dracula,it not nice to not tell us while you figure it out.ILL take a job there so they know what we like.

      • Zoe says:

        Barry and Felicity had INSANE chemistry. And she didn’t even have to be all up in his personal space to force it.

    • CP says:

      I’m done loving Felicity. She’s too melodramatic, and they kind of ruined her by turning her into a puppylove genius. Seriously, go back and watch her early episodes from S1, and tell me that she’s turned into a better character. She needs to go – either to hang out with the Flash, or … something.

      • reboot2099 says:

        I don’t think she has to go, but yes, you are right. This season, she was a shadow of herself. The only reason I still like her is because the actress is just great and likable. And that’s why I’d like to see her in at least a few Flash episodes. To see her brighter side a little more than we see on Arrow these days.

      • wonderwall says:

        I disagree. I think that what they’ve done to her character is quite amazing and quite the opposite of ‘puppylove genius’. While, yes, it’s quite obvious Felicity has feelings for Oliver, she doesn’t let that define her or her actions (especially in the last few episodes). Felicity can take care of herself AND protect her team. She ran over Isabel, she interrogated Blood’s bodyguard by threatening his fortune as well as his parent’s 401k, she had the idea of blowing up the labs and took part in said blowing up, she defeated the clock king…
        So yes, while Felicity does care for Oliver in a non-platonic sense, she has been shown that, that’s not what she’s around for. She is an asset to the team. She is their emotional crutch. She is there to keep them in check and kick their asses when they do something wrong. She is by far the strongest female lead on the show and it sucks that some people don’t see that. Even if you take Oliver out of the equation, she’s still that genius ex-IT girl who’s risking her life to save the city. That to me doesn’t sound like puppylove. She’s a hero in her own right.

      • Alicia says:

        Well said. I loved Felicity when she was first introduced but when they turned her into a pseudo love interest / puppy love struck cliché, it wrecked it for me. I feel her scenes with Oliver would be much more poignant on a platonic level without them sticking her 3 centimetres from his nose to create “tension”.

    • M3rc Nate says:

      Im inclined to believe its Sara…not only does it fit in every way regarding Laurel becoming the BC and all that…but he said “You wont see in the beginning of Season 3″….which could mean she is dead in the “current” timeline but we might see more of Caity Lotz as Sara on the “past timeline” aka the island/league of shadows.

      • Dj says:

        It could also mean that character has to leave town. I think Sara cut a deal and went back to the LoA which is why they agree to help her.

    • Andie says:

      Ditto. I’m not usually one to hinge my viewing on one character, but she is the one person on the show that keeps it from devolving into angst-ridden black clouds and thunder. I love the show for more reasons than just Felicity, but I look forward to her scenes more than anything else in the show.

    • Meagan says:

      Chill people Felicity won’t die she is like one of the most important characters. With FLASH coming back it means that they need to tell his story so Oliver will most probably be out of the way !

  3. Ella-sa says:

    I can’t wait! this finally sounds amazing..
    However i’m a bit scared about who is going to die.. I’ve had this bad feeling about Felicitys fate, the last few episodes.. I really hope it’s not her that dies…

  4. hello says:

    I love Felicity, but i’d rather have her die than sleeping with Ollie

    • Skittles&Bits says:

      MTE. I adored Felicity in season 1 but in this current season, I must admit she’s grated on my nerves every now and then. Having her hook up with Oliver would ruin her character if only because Oliver’s character, for all his heroics, is quite toxic. The fact of the matter is that he’s not a very stable romantic partner and Felicity deserves stability and longevity, two things I do not envision her ever having with Oliver as a SO. I’ve never felt the romantic connection between the two; “Olicity” has always felt like a sibling relationship but that’s just me.

  5. Kevin says:

    “And we’re going to learn what her future trajectory is.”
    So that means Sara is not going to die?

    • Bruce_F says:

      Not necessarily. Her ‘trajectory’ could be six feet straight down.

      • Christina says:

        LOL. Hope you’re wrong, but that was great.

        • bruceeff says:

          Thanks. It wasn’t just empty snark though. When someone is overly careful about their word choices in interviews, they tend to stick out like a sore thumb and you know something fishy is going on. Notice Guggenheim didn’t say ‘next season’ or ‘season three’ or even ‘in the fall’ when referring to Sara. He used the elegant but glaringly vague ‘future trajectory.’ Who says that? Either Guggenheim purposely threw that in there to throw people off or something is happening to Sara in the finale.

          • Mark says:

            Sara knew she would need the league’s help — The cost of there help she has to rejoin. Its not a death in the literal sense but more the figurative sense

      • Dominator of destruction says:

        Trajectory basically means moving forward so i doubt its death

  6. Hmm says:

    Hope Sara is the one who won’t be around for season 3.

  7. Kevin says:

    They already spoiled it last week on Twitter that the last line of the finale will be “I love you”. I hope that is not what Oliver said to Felicity when she’s dying. I don’t know how to keep on watching without Felicity.

  8. Liz says:

    I’m assuming that it’s Sara we won’t see at the start of Season 3. Take note he specifically says, “There’s one character who you will not be seeing at the start of Season 3″. I’m hoping Sara goes off with Nyssa and will show up again down the line. I think there’s definitely more of Sara’s story to tell. And I hope she helps Laurel transition in to the Black Canary eventually.

  9. sophia7470 says:

    i am literally terrified for olicity. don’t break my heart people!

  10. D says:

    I’m guessing the character we won’t see at the start of Season 3 is actually Sara. She probably made a deal with Nyssa to return to the League in return for her help. Which would allow Laurel to take tentative steps into becoming the Canary.

    I think it would be highly self-destructive to kill Felicity off. She’s proven herself to be one of the most popular characters on the show and her death would make alot of people angry. Not saying it won’t happen, just saying there will be significant repuercussions if they did.

    The question about the Oliver/Felicity moments is interesting. Its identified that those moments are a core component of the show. Removing that would be damaging to say the least. The last line was curious too. “You’re going to want to see the finale and stick around all the way to the end”. The of what, the episode or the entire run? If I’m watching the finale, I’m going to be sticking around to the end of the episode anyways. Ambiguious to say the least.

    My hunch. No-one will die but everyone will be scarred by whats happened. Forever changed, some better, some for worse.

    • Ashley says:

      They most likely mean the end of the episode as a whole seeing as the CW just added an additional 75 seconds to the episode.

  11. Ashley says:

    I was imagining it’d be Sara that died tomorrow night and that would start the transition of Laurel into the Black Canary. But now I’m incredibly concerned for Felicity. As much as I ship her with Oliver, that’s not even what I’d miss most if she dies in the finale. It’s that, to me, the core relationship of the show is Oliver, Diggle, and Felicity. If they killed one of them, it’d just feel like someone was missing. (Plus, haven’t they taken enough from Oliver? Geesh.)

  12. Michelle says:

    I think Sara lives and goes back with Nyssa. Like that was the deal for bringing in the League to Starling or something. As long as Felicity doesn’t die, I am good. I mean, I wish they’d shuffle Laurel off to that Birdcage in the Sky, but that won’t happen either.

  13. J K says:

    No way is Felicity going to die. I remember the producers even saying in an interview recently that her character’s past would be explored more in season 3. So unless they were doing a major fake out, she will be around. I think if they killed her off they would make way to many people angry. But I will just be absolutely annoyed if they show him choosing Laurel over Felicity when Slade makes him choose who he cares about the most.

    • wrstlgirl says:

      I remember that interview. I hope that’s still in the works and they didn’t change their minds :-)

      • Matt says:

        Emily posted a picture of her and Colton on Instagram saying “see you in June”

        That’s when season 3 table reads start.

  14. wrstlgirl says:

    I will be very upset if Oliver sacrifices Felicity for Laurel. VERY upset. Even if it’s not a sacrifice if she dies that will change the entire Team Arrow for good. She is to Oliver as Chloe is to Jack on 24. They have each others backs whether it be for good or bad. But I can totally see Felicity telling Oliver not to kill to save her. Ugh, I have a horrible feeling here. I’m not feeling good about Diggle surviving either.

    • clearhaven says:

      I even read somewhere on one of the Arrow imdb forum discussion topics that Diggle is going to betray Oliver in the finale. I hope to God that is not true

  15. Kevin says:

    Maybe they will show Felicity in some kind of danger in the last minute, then fake out. And we will have to wait 4 months to know what happened.

  16. Loves most, well that is Laurel Lance. He has loved her for half of his life. The only other person I would consider would come close is his sister Thea, who he adores. There is a reason why Laurel is wearing a red jacket – it symbolises their love and passion. Sorry Felicity you just don’t make the super grade.

    • Juliana says:

      Yes. He loves Laurel so much he couldn’t wait to get in bed with her sister. That’s real love people!

    • Lauren says:

      The color of her jacket proves Oliver loves her the most? Uh, what?

      • You are obviously oblivious of the use of themes in TV shows and the use of costumes to show emotions. Go back through all of season 1 and season 2 and you will see a pattern of when Laurel wears the colour red. That is all I am saying.

        • Lauren says:

          Considering this is a CW show and the writing is usually tell, not show, I don’t see them using the color of Laurel’s jacket to hint at such a major plot point. Maybe I’ll be proved wrong but the only time I’ve seen them do this is Roy wearing a red hoodie to show he will become Red Arrow or Arsenal. But…he is named Roy Harper, so that in itself is a big enough hint. Red can also symbolize blood and death so using your logic she could very well die.

    • Liz says:

      Just because you love someone for half of your life doesn’t mean you love them the most. I’ve loved my ex-boyfriend for half of my life. He’s one of my very best friends. But I definitely don’t love him the most. Just saying.

      • Terry Rhoda says:

        I get confused by this statement “half your life”. In the flashbacks the impression is that they are college students…what age? In the episode Laurel says she has to go home to help Sara with her triganometry homework. What age are they then? 19/20. If so half your life means they have been going out since they were like 10 or so? Really. How old is Oliver now?

    • Anghjulina says:

      Welĺ when I noticed her wearing red, it was since middle of season 1. And also noticed that Sara’s canari just bothered her ears. So I went thinking that may be she’s meant on the show to be arrowette.
      And for the love, really I don’t understand Why Oliver (writers) treats her like that. I don’t care about her character but if she sticks around, bloody hell writers givre her some self respect!

    • KM says:

      don’t you think that loves most would be the child he did not know that he has?

    • 303 says:

      How is it love when he cheated on her and was with her sister, TWICE?

    • Anna says:

      Well, if Laurel wearing red is how I’m supposed to know about the epic love between her and Oliver, I now completely understand why I’ve never seen it. I was looking for the wrong thing. I was looking for honesty, loyalty, chemistry…none of which I see between those two. But apparently, I should be looking at what Laurel is wearing to tell me that they belong together.

    • speedy says:

      Laurel wears red. Therefore Oliver loves her the most….
      And Olicity shippers are considered the crazy ones.

  17. JC1 says:

    Let me put it this way… There’s one character who you will not be seeing at the start of Season 3.
    .
    My guess is that this is a misdirect. Just because they won’t be around at the start doesn’t mean they’re killed off. I’ve thought for quite a while now that Thea would end up leaving with Malcolm at the end of the season, and part of next season’s arc would be trying to get her back. That would be a reason for her not to be around at the start of season three. Another would be Sara, if she ended up going back to the LoA in exchange for their help. I hope that’s not the case though, although I’d take it over her death.
    .
    I’m still crossing my fingers that they don’t kill off Sara. That would be the end of the show for me. :( I also hope they don’t go the route of crippling Felicity, or forcing in some sort of connection between her family and Oliver. And I really hope they don’t kill Lyla. That wouldn’t be a dealbreaker, but I really like Diggle and Lyla together, so I hope that doesn’t happen.

    • Juliana says:

      I think it could be Felicity if she joins Barry in Central City. It might be a possibility.

    • JC1 says:

      Okay I’m going to make a few guesses (last chance before the finale).
      .
      1. Thea is the one who isn’t around at the beginning of S3 – she ends up leaving with Malcolm, setting up one of S3’s major arcs.
      2. Sara will live. This is partially of course my own wishful thinking, but it’s also knowing that these writers like to surprise, and nothing’s been predicted more all season than Sara’s death. EVERYONE thinks Sara will die. So of course she won’t. (I really hope I’m right on this one).
      3. Laurel’s new arc will include taking over for Kate Spencer as acting DA, and possibly also inheriting another role from her (the red jacket is a clue).
      4. Lyla will die. Really hope I’m wrong about this one.
      5. Felicity will be seriously injured, leading to the “weepy” Olicity moment (no, she’s not going to die – seriously y’all).
      6. Slade will live, after getting injected with the cure, and will be taken into ARGUS custody. He might pop up here and there as a guest star in S3.
      .
      We’ll see tomorrow night how many I got right. (Probably not many ;)). LOL.

    • JC1 says:

      And guess number seven – the “I love you” will be from Moira in a flashback.

    • anna says:

      My bet is Thea! That’s the first thing I thought when I read the quote.

  18. Brian says:

    My money is on BARROWMAN!! He’ll sacrifice himself to save Thea or something.

    This season has been mind blowing.
    If DC/WB had any brains, they’d give the Arrow creators the reigns to the DC Movie Universe.

    • Trish says:

      Noooo, I don’t want him to die. Let Thea die! LOL

    • JK says:

      Maybe. Seems like it’d be a terrible waste to bring him back just for that though. Arrow needs a long-term nemesis – a Joker, or a Lex Luthor. I suspect Deathstroke’s either gonna die, or be cured and ultimately end up as sort of a “frenemy”, which leaves Merlyn the Archer as hands-down the best candidate.

  19. sarah says:

    I think Slade will be killed
    Didn’t some people on the show want Oliver to stop killing people? Or was it his choice? I can not recall. However if those same people now want Oliver to kill it does put him in a predicament!
    I do not think that Laurel or Felicity will be killed. I am so curious about this Olicity moment they are referring too!
    One of the reasons I love this shows is it does not hold back, lots of things happen all season and that is one of the many great things about this show!

    • Juliana says:

      He made a vow to Tommy that he wouldn’t kill anymore, but he did kill The Count when he was threatening Felicity.

    • sarah says:

      Also the 2nd last question pretty much indicates that Slade will be killed, that is the storyline that has been happening for 2 seasons now. IMO

    • wrstlgirl says:

      Manu Bennett tweeted several days ago like “It was an honor working with the cast on Arrow” not exactly how he wrote it but it was something like that. That to me sounded like his time on the show was over. I remember thinking wow, spoiler alert dude, hahahaha :-) But I’m kinda hoping that Oliver will somehow slip him the cure so he can stay on the show.

    • JC1 says:

      Yeah, he’s probably referring to Slade. I didn’t think about him. Too obvious I guess. :D

    • reboot2099 says:

      It is obvious, as sarah already said, that the 2 season storyline is the Slade plot. But while that is over, I really hope they don’t kill him. He is one of the best character on the show and Manu Bennett is just great, I am a new fan (never watched his other show)!

      I don’t think he’ll be a regular next season, but I hope that he will come back in the future and reluctantly help Oliver with a bigger threat. He IS Deathstroke after all and that character is an anti-hero, sometimes aiding his enemies if it benefits him. And I don’t think DC would let them kill him.

  20. Trish says:

    ((slow claps))
    Finally, all of the things I’m interested in seeing are the focus of such a highly anticipated episode! I have never been more excited to watch Arrow than I am now. I’m cautiously optimistic!

    First, My Diggle My Diggle, is off to gather his Suicide Squad which means I get some Deadshot & Diggle scenes. Outstanding!!!

    Team Arrow action for the win, yo! Finally, I get a bit of Sladicity scenes, I’ve been waiting a year for this folks, he better not hurt my girl. Oliver will finally transition into the hero he is destined to be AND to top it all off I get some Olicity? Whaaaaattt? ((dances)) HELL Yeah!

    If they throw in a hardcore Felicity injecting Slade with the cure, I will be D-E-A-D!

    • aunni says:

      1 thing i noticed for latest post on comment section, when we are not talking about certain character, her fan ( nate) themselve initiate hate for X begin now…. is this some kind of strategy to create buzz good or bad?/

    • Lysh says:

      LOL Oh my god, I forgot about Sladicity. I might have read one fan fiction. I’m so excited to see them interact. And Felicity injecting Slade with the cure is just what I want.

  21. Tina B. says:

    OMG! I’M SO EXCITED!!! Not just about the OLICITY! What?! But we finally find out what Oliver’s connection is to Amanda! Can’t wait for Sara & Nyssa! Just so excited! Hurry up Wednesday!!!

  22. Brian says:

    Surely they won’t kill Slade off though?

    That’s always a big complaint with comic book stuff – name villains being killed instead of put away.

    Surely Waller’s facility could hold Slade?

    I expect he’ll get hit with the cure instead and maybe his hatred of Ollie will subside?

  23. Sarah T. says:

    Hmmm…I’m wondering if it’s not going to look like Felicity is going to die at the end of the episode and the cliffhanger for season 3 is whether she survives or not. I would be shocked if they actually killed her off given the fan love. It wouldn’t surprise me though if she’s not left near death and Oliver tells her he loves her. I also can’t really see him saying that to Laurel because they’ve already done that so there’s not as much emotional punch as if he were to say it to Felicity. Seriously, can’t wait for tomorrow night!!!

    • JC1 says:

      I agree – I could see that happening.

    • Jon says:

      My guess is it has nothing to do with Oliver or the women in his life at all, they’re just fan baiting as usual. The “I love you” will likely be between Diggs and Lyla. Probably as Lyla dies. Amanda Waller seems like the kind of bitch who doesn’t take mutiny/insubordination lightly.

      • Kate says:

        Yeah, I can see that happening, sadly. I would love for the show to keep Lyla. I think she and Diggle have wonderful chemistry and there’s still more to explore with their characters and the whole HIVE thing.

        • JC1 says:

          I agree. I really hope Lyla doesn’t die, but I could see this happening.

          • wonderwall says:

            I’m banking on Amanda dying, and Lyla taking over ARGUS. I’m also guessing Felicity will start working there to get some extra cash… you know… to survive :p

          • JC1 says:

            I could live with that. ;). I’ll be a little surprised if they kill off Amanda though.

          • Jon says:

            That would certainly be a twist. Amanda Waller still has story to tell though, we don’t know how she’s connected to Oliver on the island.

  24. Lauren says:

    If either Felicity or Diggle dies, I’m out. And if they still insist on making Laurel BC (even though they already created a perfect one!) I hope they don’t kill Sara to do it. Have her go back with Nyssa and come visit Starling from time to time. I really don’t want her to die.

  25. Kate says:

    Eek, the only thing that is making me think it isn’t Felicity is that he was saying it was the conclusion of Season 1 and 2 and, as they have said before, Felicity is more a function of the fun the actress brought to the role, so if they planned out the overall story, she might not actually be a factor other than what she did last episode of when they write themselves into a corner with Oliver, she’s there to help him and the writers out. But….if they want to hurt our main cast…..ugh, I mean as much of whatever is going on with her and Oliver and what could happen, can you imagine what Diggle’s reaction would be? And holy crap, what Sara’s reaction would be to losing her only female adult friend? But, seriously, Diggle…I think Oliver would have to focus majorly on pulling him back from the edge.

  26. luvi says:

    I will fxxxxxxck up these writers if the kill felicity.

  27. So excited!! Team Arrow and Argus and Olicity <3 Can't wait.

  28. Kimmy says:

    I really hope Team Arrow stays intact. I love Felicity, she’s been consistently my favorite part of this show and Diggle is perfect. And I love Felicity and Oliver too. Their subtle moments are wonderful although I’ll be surprised if ‘love’ is mentioned here at all. I don’t think they’re there yet.

  29. GildedRose says:

    Sounds like this is going to be a great finale. So much stuff going on and to look forward to. I can’t wait to see how Team Arrow overcomes and I’m particularly excited about the Slade/Felicity stuff and the resulting Oliver/Felicity sure to follow. Their relationship is one of my favorite parts of the show so I definitely can’t wait to see what the writers are teasing. It needs to be Wednesday already!

  30. Bender says:

    Nothing says that someone is going to die but might disappear and may come back sometime next season

  31. S says:

    Hope Laurel dies

  32. Chris Garson says:

    So, with Arrow and next year’s Flash and Gotham, the CW/DC universe is coming into focus. It’s time for Tom Welling guest appearance on one or more of these shows, with or without cape! Supes is the king of DC, he needs to show up!

  33. Wouldn’t shock me if Thea and Sara are gone at the start of next season. Surprised how few people have mentioned Thea… I don’t they’ll kill her (Sara’s probably the most obvious bullet magnet despite how many people dislike Laurel since one does expect Laurel to eventually start finally transitioning into someone interesting) but her ending up in the League of Assassins or something comes to mind. The temptation of Malcolm Merlyn needs addressing.

  34. Misha says:

    Olicity <3

  35. Nate says:

    Hey guys i saw laurel punching someone in the trailer for the finale! You wanna complain about that too? -___-

  36. Hodan says:

    They always talk about Olicity at the end of each season. I just hope we get more information about Felicity. Anyways, I really want to know how many people will be needed to take down Slade? Is Slade going to die? He is such a huge character that I don’t think they will kill him but you never know.

  37. Trenton says:

    I think it would be so awesome and brilliant and twisty if Ra’s al Ghul was really Yao Fei making Shado Talia. He was on the island for the Mira Kuru in lieu of the Lazarus pits. He’s all about miss direction. This would be like earth shattering revelations to deal with and create two villains to contest with he cares about. Also would make Sara far more conflicted and complicated as she is connected to that. She never met Yao Fei but even if she knew Ra’s wasn’t Asian, it could be slight of hand a la Batman Begins

    • JK says:

      That… would actually be pretty damn brilliant, if executed correctly. Unlikely though, since it’d give us two Talias… unless maybe Shado were dead for real? That could work, provided they gave Ra’s a more complex motive than revenge (since that’d turn him into a Slade rehash).

      Ultimately, it’s probably not gonna happen. But it’s fun to speculate. :)

  38. J says:

    I find it hard to believe that Felicity would be the character we won’t be seeing next season. My picks are either Slade,Thea or Sara. I love how the writers have set up Laurels characters these last few episodes.

  39. Jon says:

    Death is not the only option, since Felicity is so obviously Oracle (1/3 of the Birds of Prey) in this show I’m thinking maybe, gravely injured, paralyzed and put in a wheelchair. That wouldn’t prevent them from exploring a story with her parents in season 3 but would still be angsty like you wouldn’t believe. And it’s not like we’ll see Barbara Gordon as long as Gotham is on the air over on FOX.

    • JC1 says:

      I really really hope they don’t do that. But I can’t say it hasn’t crossed my mind that they might. :(

    • Nicole says:

      They better not put Felicity in a wheelchair. She’s so much more than just a girl behind a computer and I love seeing her in action. Maybe she gets injured and is temporarily in a wheelchair? I could deal with that. But on a permanent basis? No.

  40. Claire says:

    Exciting stuff! These last few episodes have had me so excited for Arrow again! I thought for sure it was a goner, but it came back with episode 18.
    .
    I love how strong and confident the writers are making Felicity. I mean, she has always had this strength about her, but now it is coming across in spades. Emily is taking her skill to new levels and making some amazing stuff happen onscreen. Well done, she is such a pleasure to watch. I can’t wait for next season and learning more about Felicity, I hope that EBR is given some truly centric episodes, she has more than proven her ability to carry the load.
    .
    Diggle and Lyla and the Suicide Squad — looking forward to it! Especially this relationship Diggle is building with Deadshot — I really like that!
    .
    Really just all of Team Arrow (Oliver/Felicity/Diggle) — give me all their moments as well as Olicity as that delicious topping we can’t do without and I will be sitting pretty. Forget triangles, quadrangles and all the like. I am fine with action, adventure, team work and a little Olicity on the side. KISS — Keep It Simple Stupid. Works wonders!

  41. Kay says:

    They won’t kill off the “LEADING FEMALE” even-thou the character is a joke most of the time! It’s just how TV works, esp if most viewers HATE the FACT that she’s being SHOVED in our faces.

    Still going back to the old adage. Sara or Slade will either DIE or DISAPPEAR; my bets still on Sara, since she has to DIE for PATHETIC L to become BC..Annoying..Sara is BC..One that makes sense and WORKS and is liked!!

    Thea and Roy..Honestly, I don’t give a crap about either of them,esp thea!

    I won’t take anything the 3 EP say personally, since they’re all about ‘stringing’ the BIGGEST/MOST POPULAR fans along..

    His words in the interview, along with that ass AK whatever says it all..It says nothing..It’s just empty promises to keep viewers and yes, it’s THEIR JOB.

    The CURE is suppose to CURE the whole inhuman strength etc right..Turn one back to normal, so, one could be KILLED?? That’s what I got but I’ve read else where that, it’s just suppose to CURE the mind..Which is it?? I mean, I care about Roy at all but with his strength; WE have seen his adv on the TEAM ARROW!

  42. Kate says:

    I’m so psyched for the finale like you can’t believe. I’m 99.99% positive Felicity is not getting killed. Emily Bett Rickards is one of the MVPs of this show and I don’t think they’d kill off such a beloved character. I’m definitely invested in this character and her journey. The writing for her the last several episodes has been outstanding, showing so many layers, and I hope that continues.

    Diggle back with the Suicide Squad and Lyla makes me happy. I hope we get to see that group with the other members of Team Arrow. I’m looking forward to seeing Nyssa and Sara, two lovely kick-ass women. More of Quentin, Thea and John Barrowman, please! How they are going to pack all these people into a 45-minutes how I don’t know but I sure am looking forward to it.

    I had one foot out the door after Suicide Squad. I’m so glad fellow fans convinced me to stick around. I think the show regained it’s footing in “Deathstroke” after that confusing and weak middle part of the season.

  43. Forouzan says:

    “There’s one character who you will not be seeing at the start of Season 3″ i think he’s Roy (and actually i prefer to be him) he has to be on his Island to grow up as a Hero so we can’t see him at the start of the season 3, maybe later episodes.

  44. 80s says:

    They’re probably not going to kill Felicity — but if Felicity is the “only reason” you’re watching this show, you’re missing out!

    In all seriousness, earlier this season I predicted that Sara would not make it to S3, and I stand by that.

    • reboot2099 says:

      They won’t kill Felicity. Like you said, she has way too many fans and is the heart of the show. That, and in an earlier interview they said we will find out about her parents…in season 3. So, people, stop freaking out, she’s not going anywhere. Although I WOULD prefer her to go to Flash. I liked her chemistry with Barry a lot more than with Oliver.

      As for Sarah, I also predicted her death early this season. As soon as Ollie said “I saw you die!” I knew that in the finale, they will have a concurrent storyline in the past and present where she dies in both. I hope I am wrong, but I probably am not.

      Also, people, keep in mind that maybe, and just maybe, someone dying on this show doesn’t mean they’re REALLY dead. Merlyn, Slade, Sarah, all died and came back (Slade and Sarah both died on the island, Ollie thought. We’ll probably see how in the finale). And I bet the Lazarus pit has something to do with Merlyn’s and Sarah’s resurrections, so if Sarah dies again, she MIGHT be back later. No guarantees though :)

      • 80s says:

        “a concurrent storyline in the past and present where she dies in both”

        Oh man, that’s absolutely brilliant.

        • reboot2099 says:

          Thank you :) If they don’t do it and their ending sucks more than my idea, I’m going to apply for a job! lol I’ll put your quote on my resume! :P

          Seriously though, I really hope she does stay a while longer, as I have a very hard time thinking I might like Laurel in the Canary role (or at all). Although, I did hate Ward in Agents of SHIELD and since he’s evil, I do like him more. We never know!

  45. Pat says:

    Oh My Gosh, another nail biter. I do not want any of the women, to die. I know that tomorrow nights finale episode will be intense and I am not sure if I am ready to watch it. This show has been giving me heart palpitations these past couple of weeks. I just want everyone who is good to survive. I know wishful thinking.

  46. AnnB says:

    I adore the dynamic of Team Arrow ( Oliver/Diggle/Felicity) and I certainly hope they will not be messing with that! I love the moments between Oliver and Felicity and hope they plan to continue the progression of their relationship. I’m all about Olicity :) “There’s one character who you will not be seeing at the start of Season 3″ – I am nervous because I think it might actually be Felicity. I don’t think she will die in the season finale, but what if she is with Barry in Central City or somehow lands at the Island? I thought I read awhile ago that she was on location at the beach….Perhaps I’m wrong. But, I really hope that whatever is planned for the two of them does not end this season. I don’t know that I would like Oliver without Felicity’s influence in his life. Diggle and her are the ones that bring the true, hopeful Oliver out. Ah, I can hardly wait for tomorrow!

  47. Mike says:

    Slade, please cut off Laurel’s head!

  48. Nicole says:

    FELICITY CAN NOT DIE.

    Felicity is possibly the best character on this show. In fact, she is easily the best female character on television. She’s intelligent, funny, sweet, tough, and obviously very beautiful. But one of the things I love so much about her is that she doesn’t try to be beautiful or a sex symbol. I mean, we have Laurel walking around arching her back and sticking her breasts out every where she goes. She tries so hard but comes off stiff and cold. Acting like this, and being the most annoying character ever, is why people loathe her. And Isobel isn’t any better. Felicity is the complete opposite though. Felicity’s brain is her best asset and she knows it. Remember how pissed she got when Oliver promoted her to his pretty little assistant? She freaked out because she knows she’s better than that. She knows she’s more than a pretty blonde. She’s adorably dorky and is always embarrassing herself by saying things she shouldn’t or rambling, but that just makes her human. She’s such a real and refreshing character and the show would be lost without her. She’s the heart of the show. And in many ways she is Oliver’s heart and soul. Oliver may physically save Felicity’s life but Felicity is constantly saving Oliver’s on an emotional level. Felicity is always encouraging Oliver and believing in him. Oliver leans on Felicity and confides in her. When Oliver has a problem of the heart or he is doubting himself he goes to Felicity. He trusts her probably more than anyone and isn’t afraid to open up to her. Her goodness makes him a better person, and her absolute faith in him keeps him fighting for what is right even when he feels defeated. Without Felicity, both the show and Oliver would fall apart.

    • reboot2099 says:

      Don’t worry, they will not kill her. For the exact reason you said and her fans. They didn’t intend her to be more than MAYBE a recurring role. But the fans liked her so much they made her a regular. She will not die :)

      Although, also for the exact reasons you discussed (very well written, I might add), it WOULD be a great storyline to take her out of Oliver’s life for a few episodes, only to explore how much she does affect him.

    • Gail says:

      Maybe Felicity helps launch The Flash series and will be missing from a few Arrows. It wouldn’t be unusual for her to go to Central City when she hears Barry has come out of his coma.

    • Mars says:

      Thanks Nicole, what a great write up indeed. I agree with everything you have said. Felicity is a wonderful character and the show needs her. I only watch it because of her actually …. I wasn’t interested in the show in Season 1 as Laurel’s character was off putting …didn’t seem like she fitted in the scheme of things. I do like Katie Cassidy as I have seen her in Supernatural. Its just Felicity embodies beauty, strength, loyalty, courage and many other traits that make her her. Would be ideal for her to visit Barry in the upcoming Flash or going away for a break and be absent from a few episodes of S3. That would work. Team Arrow will definitely miss her and her contribution.

    • Trish says:

      Ok, so I’m not into women, but I’m crushing on you so hard right now for this beautiful post! Kudos! I agree with every single lovely word.

  49. John NYC says:

    Killing off Felicity?

    Gusty move.

    Perhaps just a tad melodramatic, but will that ever create buzz!

  50. Joey Padron says:

    Great interview. Can’t wait to see season finale. It’s gonna be great and intense finale for show. Hope Felicity doesn’t get hurt.

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