“Arrow” will be losing one of it’s mainstays since season one, as Emily Bett Rickards has announced today that she will be leaving the role of Felicity once season seven is finished.
She took to Instagram to make the announcement, which you can check out below:
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??????? The time has come to talk of many memes. Of bows and arrows and superheroes and Olicity and Queens And why TGA is so damn hot And yes, canaries need more scenes… But wait just one minute before we go and do all that For this makes me out of breath To have this not small chat Felicity and I are a very tight two But after one through seven we will be saying goodbye to you I thank you all for the time we’ve shared The elevators we have climbed The monsters we have faced and scared And The burgers we have dined I will keep her in my heart for always And I hope that you can too Because she would not be alive if it weren’t for all of you ? Love, Felicity and Me
This comes as a bit of a surprise given how “Arrow” will be wrapping up in season eight, which led me to believe that all of the series’ regulars would be staying on until the end of that season. Obviously this is no longer the case, and it makes me wonder just how Felicity’s story will wrap up this season, given how she plays a pretty big role in the future story line, and how it will affect Oliver going into the final season.
“Arrow” returns on April 15th, and these last few episodes of season seven should be very intriguing to see play out!