When Arrow ends next season, it should have already got misplaced considered one of its main gamers. Emily Bett Rickards, who has performed Felicity Smoak since Season 1, is reportedly leaving the collection on the finish of Season 7.
Rickards made the announcement herself on Instagram, writing, “Felicity and I are a very tight two. But after one through seven, we will be saying goodbye to you.” That will depart the ultimate 10-episode of Season Eight with out the character, who additionally occurs to be Oliver Queen’s (Stephen Amell) spouse, mom of his youngster, and–essentially–the brains of the Team Arrow operation.
What stays to be seen is how Felicity will exit the collection. Throughout Season 7, a flash-ahead storyline has proven she’s nonetheless alive years from now, working beneath the Calculator moniker her father as soon as used. It’s totally attainable that she and her quickly-to-be-born youngster will go into hiding forward of Season 8, because the Green Arrow prepares for his final stand.
Hopefully, the ultimate 10 episodes of the collection will spend just a little time coping with the assorted characters dealing with shedding Felicity, whatever the trigger. Given her standing as a member of the unique Team Arrow, and the extremely helpful function she performs within the present staff’s operations, her presence will probably be missed.
Whatever the case, cherish the moments you have got, Felicity followers. Her time on Arrow is coming to an in depth quickly. Arrow airs Mondays on The CW.