Even though Arrow still has its 10-episode final season left before Oliver (Stephen Amell) shoots his last quill, Monday's season finale marked the last one for star Emily Bett Rickards, who has played Felicity Smoak since Season 1. However, during a call with reporters on Friday, The CW president Mark Pedowitz revealed that there is still a chance Rickards could return for one last goodbye in the superhero show's eighth season.
"Emily was terrific in the show, and we believe [showrunner] Beth Schwartz did a great job wrapping up the storyline last year," Pedowitz said. "If Beth can find a way to bring her back that make sense and Emily is available, we'd love to have her. Otherwise I'm pleased with how we said goodbye to the character."
The season finale saw Felicity and Oliver leave Star City for a cabin in the woods, where they got their happily ever after — one which included the birth of their daughter Mia — only for the pair to be interrupted by the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett), who revealed Oliver would sacrifice himself during the upcoming Arrowverse crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths to save the multi-verse. But in the finale's closing flash-forwards to 2049, the Monitor offered to take Felicity "to see him" in a place she couldn't return from, so the door was definitely left open for Felicity to return and hopefully even reunite with her OTP Oliver.
Even if we don't get to see Felicity one last time, Pedowitz revealed that the network would be honoring everything Arrow has accomplished since it premiered in 2012 with "a retrospective to celebrate the eight seasons." That should give us plenty of vintage Olicity content to get nostalgic over at the very least, and at this point we will take whatever we can get of the Arrowverse's arguably cutest couple.
Arrow will return to The CW on Tuesdays at 9/8 this fall.
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