We now have doubtless seen the final of Felicity Smoak.
After it was introduced that season eight could be Arrow’s final, Emily Bett Rickards introduced that she could be leaving on the finish of season seven, and we might be saying goodbye to Felicity just some episodes later.
The season seven finale despatched Felicity into hiding within the current day, in a cabin the place we all know she’ll increase her and Oliver’s daughter into the Mia everyone knows and love. Sooner or later, Felicity stepped again from her work as a vigilante, visited Oliver’s grave which listed his demise in 2019 (good day, 2019 crossover), then had the Monitor take her to wherever Oliver is, from whence she will by no means return.
Even because the Monitor claimed she might by no means return, the door stays open for Rickards to return again within the ultimate season, as showrunner Beth Schwartz advised us forward of the finale.
“We’d welcome her to return again each time works for her,” Schwartz advised us. “I am not saying something, however undoubtedly it might be nice to have her again in some unspecified time in the future subsequent season.”
In a latest interview with Collider, Rickards says she has no plans to return.
“I really feel like Felicity has carried out her time,” she advised the location. “I do not know if anyone goes to love what I am saying, however I really feel like Felicity has carried out her time. We knew this was coming for a while–for over a year–so the entire thing is strictly what we wished to occur. I belief the writers, and that is of their arms.”
The truth is, she plans to take a break from TV generally.
“I feel I’ll take a break for some time and perform a little little bit of theater, arising in New York,” she stated. “After which after that, I am hoping to proceed doing theater for just a little bit longer. My mates are a bunch of artistic geniuses, so it doesn’t matter what, that is the best way I am going proper now. I will by no means say no to doing TV once more. For now, life has modified dramatically already.”
She’s at present starring within the film Humorous Story, a few well-intentioned father who inadvertently wreaks havoc on the lifetime of his estranged daughter.
Stephen Amell, however, just lately made an look at a conference and stated he’d be comfortable to return again as Oliver Queen on one other Arrowverse present sooner or later…which is smart, since he is the title character and the superhero who began all of it (on this ‘verse, anyway).
“I owe a lot to them,” he stated at MegaCon 2019. “So if 5 years from now, they’re wrapping up Present X they usually have been like, ‘You already know what could be the cherry on prime of the sundae? Would you come again?’ What am I going to say? No?”
“If it is a sh–ty thought I would say no,” he continued. “You do what you’ll be able to. I owe loads to folks, so in the event that they want one thing from me, they will at all times have it.”
Rickards is, after all, not the primary star to depart a present earlier than its ending, and if she does change her thoughts and determine to make an look within the ultimate season, she’ll be a part of the beneath record of stars who made cameos as their former reveals got here to an finish.
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Arrow will return to The CW in October, and can finish in January.