Is it the end for Olicity? Arrow's Emily Bett Rickards teases ominous future after that Oliver Queen twist
Things are especially bleak for Emily Bett Rickards, who has been bringing the character of Felicity to life since the very first season on CW's Arrow
Fans of Arrow perhaps didn't see it coming!
Following an action-packed season 6 finale (keeping it as spoiler-free as possible) Star City ended up losing its vigilante (at least for the time being) and now the members of the Team Arrow faces a fresh slew of threats. But things are especially bleak for Emily Bett Rickards, who has been bringing the character of Felicity to life since the very first season.
With Oliver Queen locked behind bars, thanks to that hasty deal with the FBI, Felicity and the entire team will most likely be exposed to the terrors of Ricardo Diaz, who, as it turns out, survived to antagonize further.
"We’ve seen how strong and intelligent and ferocious [Diaz] can be; I don’t think he stops." the actress said in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, adding, "In terms of keeping [Felicity] safe, we can do our best, but I don’t think she’s going to have much luck."
Indeed, that doesn't sound like the most promising fate fans would like for Felicity or as she and Oliver have popularly come to be known as, Olicity.
"The idea now is: If Oliver’s in prison, is he actually more protected than the team?” Rickards questioned. “The rest of the team is all going to be in danger as well. Where that puts Felicity and William, I mean, we can only do so much to protect them."
While danger lurks for the team, Rickards also teased that she would like Felicity to square off with the villains on her own in season 7.
"I feel like she deserves a little something more than that, and I don't want that to be taken the wrong way," said the Arrow star teasing possibilities of an Olicity baby.
"I'd just be interested in seeing her, I don't know, like, deal with a villain face-to-face for a consistent number of episodes?" she added.