I am a huge Emily Bett Rickards fan and I love Felicity to bits so all the news and spoilers I got from SDCC about the growth of her character makes me a happy fan of not only Emily and Felicity but also of the show.
For starters, we are going to have an Emily centric episode with her flashbacks, which means we will get to know more about her. Great, the more Emily I get on my TV screen, the better. But what I can speculate from the trailers, spoilers and interviews is that the show is going in a couple of great directions as far as story-telling is concerned.
In one of his interviews, Stephen Amell said that his character Oliver Queen is going to be a one woman man this season which is great. I mean as phenomenal as his abs are, there were times it was difficult for me to root for him as a leading man because of his life choices (sleeping with sisters grosses me out every time I think about it). Now that he says that he has feelings for one woman, and him sleeping with other women would undermine those feelings makes me want to cheer for the character a lot more.
His monogamy also puts an end to Lance sisters’ claims and jealousy over him which is glorious because in my opinion (and many other viewers) it was the weakest part of the show. No more sister swapping for Oliver Queen and that makes him a lot more likeable that before.
Now that there is no Oliver Queen harem of women, the show will not pit one female character against another and that would be glorious. The most cringe inducing moment for me last year was in episode 2x14 when Felicity was made to feel inadequate because there was another woman on the scene. Thank God it did not go beyond that one episode but that was bad enough and it was extremely lazy writing. I am glad that there will not be any more of that.
In addition to a Felicity centric episode, we will have a Thea centric episode (it was either Berlanti or Amell who spoiled that) and I couldn’t be happier. Another female character growing into her role with an individual storyline. Television would be a better place where women will have storylines that are independent of being the romantic interest for a male character. Her familial drama with her father and brother should be interesting and I cannot wait for that to unfold.
No more Island flashbacks. Not only the wig Stephen Amell had to wear was horrible, the landscape at the island was monotonous. Hong Kong flashbacks would be colorful and would pack a lot more story. Stephen got a new wig so that is a bonus.
Another favourite of mine, Katrina Law would be back as Nysaa because the big bad this season is her dad. Not only is she a LGBT character but she is amazing and insanely badass and looking like a million dollars kicking ass.
Colin Donnell is making a comeback!
All these reasons make me want to watch Arrow even more and it was only one of the three shows that I actually watch live on TV (everything else is DVRed for the weekend) so yeay for Arrow.
That is some serious ponytail swag.
You go girl.
BTW, she wore a similar ponytail during SDCC. Its like life is imitating art and Emily is slowly morphing into Felicity but that’s okay because they are both adorable cupcakes.
So, is it Oliver Queen or Barry Allen for Felicity?
Grant Gustin being offended was the cutest thing. Cannot wait for Felicity & Barry interaction on The Flash.
These two are the most adorable cupcakes ever.
We discover in the pilot the way that Oliver feels about Felicity. So, because of that, if we just introduce random love interests, it would kind of undersell what we do in the premiere.
The reporter who asked ‘Is that his sister?’ is the biggest idiot on the planet. I mean they were talking about romantic interests for heaven’s sake and you bring in his sister, of course its Felicity!!!
"The scene you saw in the trailer where he’s yelling at me and whipping his massive arms? It was almost impossible not to flinch!"
OK…I’ll put faith in our captain!!!! *faints
This is EVERYTHING!
Anyone who follows this blog knows how crazy in love I am with EBR but her hair in this photo look phenomenal.
The girls are on their way to SDCC 2014
Comic Con 2014 Arrow Panel Clip 1
The video is divided in 5 different clips, you click in the first one, the rest will play in sequence.