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Arrow Season 3 Casts Glee Alum as Felicity's [Spoiler]

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Ray Palmer is not the only new face in Felicity Smoak’s life.

Arrow has tapped Awkward and Glee alum Nolan Funk to play Felicity’s ex-beau in Season 3, TVLine has learned.

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The actor will guest-star in Episode 5, aka the “Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak” hour, as Cooper Seldon (a Big Bang Theory shoutout?), the IT gal’s hacker boyfriend from her days at MIT.

Star Emily Bett Rickards broke the news on Thursday with the following photo and the message, “I’m so sorry @nolanfunk.” (We always knew Felicity kicked ass.)

I'm so sorry @nolanfunk

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Funk played Warbler Hunter Clarington on Glee before landing an arc as Jenna’s love interest on Awkward.

Season 3 of Arrow bows Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8/7c.

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  1. Sparky says:

    That is hopefully it on the romance front for Felicity. We have Oliver, Ray Palmer, Barry and now this guy

  2. Katy says:

    He was in Glee? I dont remember him :/

  3. Jared says:

    Best news ever! Love Nolan in everything hes in

  4. I know this is a created character, however is there anyone in the dc universe that this could be based off?

  5. Michele says:

    i remember him from warehouse 13. nice guy =)

  6. Ray says:

    Yuck. Hate this smarmy ***** of an actor

  7. Ella says:

    LOL, that’s two Warblers she’s had ;)

  8. Sarah says:

    I’m pleased for everything and anything to do with Felicity’s storyline. I don’t see them fitting together but it’s an ex boyfriend so it doesn’t really matter. I can’t wait to learn more about Miss Smoak!

  9. raineetoneme says:

    While ultimately I want to see Oliver and Laurel end up together, I want he and Felicity to have a big thing first, and hopefully she teaches him a few things about life and love. I also want to see him jealous over her romances.

  10. Dave says:

    I’m actually really excited for season 3, it looks very good and with great ideas…hope they wont mess up everything…cant wait!!!

  11. Dave says:

    Anyway, I think that before felicity and oliver start dating she needs to date someone else…i’ve always loved watching the chàracters getting jelous…..

  12. Briggs says:

    You know… after she finds out Oliver’s secret and saves his life, the only reason she wanted to be involved was to find Walter. She seemed reluctant to use her skills that way, even though obviously she could. Maybe this guy is the reason she (at first) wanted her ‘normal life as a boring IT girl’….?