‘Arrow’ Season 3 Scoop: Felicity’s backstory and Laurel’s story

It’s all about the Arrow leading ladies in TVLine‘s newest Arrow scoop.

Fans have been clamoring for Felicity’s backstory for some two seasons now, and it sounds like this is definitely the year we get it.

As Felicity/EBR’s fans very well know, “We have had a backstory for her for over a year now that we keep saying, ‘This is the episode where we’re going to do it,’ and we don’t,” Guggenheim shared. “But this is the year we’re going to do it. That script is getting worked on as we speak.”

As far as Laurel’s storyline in season 3, not only is she getting a new love interest, but Guggenheim said fans of Katie Cassidy should be excited.

We spoke with exec producer Marc Guggenheim at a Thursday night CW soiree, where he professed, “One of the things we’re most excited about is Laurel’s story. Everything that we’ve been gearing up for, for the last 46 episodes, will come to fruition” — possibly including that passing of a baton/leather jacket in the season finale. As the season opens, “She’s still in the DA’s office,” Guggenheim added, “and there will be some interactions with a new character that we haven’t announced yet…. Her fans will be really, really happy.”

Arrow returns for season 3 on Wednesday, October 8.

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