Arrow is beefing up its cast. Emily Bett Rickards has gone from recurring guest star to series regular. Her character, Felicity, is joining the good fight against the criminals of Starling City.
Tonight, Arrow returns with a new episode — and a new team member. Felicity Smoak has joined forces with Oliver Queen and his partner John Diggle .
Felicity's a tech genius who works for Oliver's family, at Queen Consolidated. Now that she's been brought into the vigilante fold, how will she fit in with the group?
In an interview with TV Guide, Emily Bett Rickards explained, "Her role now is to help them solve different crimes in Starling City as well as creating a different balance to the group that the audience, and Olivier and Diggle, will enjoy as well."
Some fans want Felicity and Oliver to be more than just friends. They've even come up with a combo name for the nonexistent couple.
"Yes, Olicity, I think it is," Rickards said. "[Laughs] It's hard to say if there's going to be a love interest/crush/relationship, but the relationship definitely starts to change. Oliver has a lot of walls, but with the biggest wall down and that secret out there — even though he still has secrets from everyone — it allows Felicity to see Oliver more clearly."
This week's "The Dodger" episode will show us a different side of Felicity. She'll dress to the nines at a high-class event to help Oliver catch a thief. We'll also meet another character from the Green Arrow comic — Roy Harper aka Speedy.
Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
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