At least one theory about the fate of Arrow‘s Felicity following her being shot in the fall finale has itself been shot down.
In the wake of a recent Stateside promo that teased a dire diagnosis for Oliver’s fiancée (played by Emily Bett Rickards), some speculated that she would wind up at least temporally paralyzed and eventually become Oracle, the wheelchair-using, tech-savvy alter ego typically assigned to DC Comics’ Barbara Gordon. (Remember, Season 3’s Felicity-centric backstory episode was originally titled “Oracle,” then later changed.)
But despite what fate befalls Felicity, executive producer Wendy Mericle says that assuming the Oracle identity is “off the table.”
“That’s something we definitely talked about [doing] with Felicity in the beginning…. But yeah, it will not be Oracle, sadly,” Mericle told TVLine. “People have to tune in to see what happens.”
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