You knew that Oliver and Felicity weren’t just going to ride into the sunset, right? So what exactly can we expect from everyone’s favorite power couple (stress on power)? Well, challenges for sure, but yes, we do have good news too.
We’re about to see a whole new world for Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) in season four of Arrow. Now in a relationship with Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), Oliver will undergo a “big shift,” executive producer Wendy Mericle told HollywoodLife.com at the TCA summer press tour in Beverly Hills.
“We sort of look at season four, not as a reboot, but sort of as a big shift for Oliver Queen’s character,” Wendy told us. “In this season, he’s in a completely different place. He’s happy, and in love!” Of course, she’s referring to his romance with Felicity, which fans have been going nuts over. Like any romance, it won’t be perfect.
“It’s going to be challenging,” Wendy admits of Olicity’s new love. “It’s going to be fun to see them maintain this relationship through the ups and downs of a lot of big challenges coming there way.” As for fans who get nervous over those issues, she’d say “hang in there, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride. We’ll see whether they weather the storm, but it’s going to be fun its going to be exciting.”
Wendy also knew the risk they were taking by making the will-they won’t-they couple together. “That was endlessly debated. We’re all big fans of shows like The X-Files that have big shipper elements,” she said. “It just felt like the way it needed to go, they were ready for it. That doesn’t mean, obviously, [that] they’ll always be together. In these things, nothing goes smoothly in Shakespeare or on our show in the course of love, and they’re going to have their fare share of challenges, but it felt like the right time.”
Yes, yes, yes, it was the right time. Are you ready for Olicity, HollywoodLifers? Do you think they can make it work? Let us know.
— Emily Longeretta