‘Arrow’ EP teases ‘big evolution’ in Oliver-Felicity relationship by season’s end

Oliver and Felicity ArrowWhile I’ve been absolutely loving the epic comic book heavy episodes in Arrow recently, I’ll admit that I long for the days when it just Oliver, Diggle and Felicity in the Arrow Cave.

You know, when all of those great Olicity moments happened in the first half of season two.

But despite the greater stakes and a more crowded Arrow Cave, we will be getting some significant Olicity development near the end of this season. And thank God, because I seriously need my Olicity fix.

Executive producer Marc Guggenheim told THR.com that there will be a “big evolution of their relationship” by season’s end.

“The fun or the agony of Oliver and Felicity is they’re always taking one step forward and two steps back and that’s what I meant when I said it was a slow burn. I will say by the end of the season, you’ll see another big evolution of their relationship. But at the same time I don’t want to spoil when and how that’s going to happen. I do think part of the fun of the show and certainly Oliver and Felicity, things happen in the least expected ways. We’ll be doing something with Oliver and Felicity by the end of the year that will really confound and satisfy some viewers and infuriate others but I think that’s when you know you’re taking chances.”

The fact that Guggenheim used the term “slow burn” when referencing Oliver and Felicity gives me all the confidence in the world that the writers do take their relationship seriously. Oh, and most importantly, Olicity is coming!

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