[91], Felicity was called back by Team Arrow when William was kidnapped by John Byrne. Felicity learned from Oliver that Lawton was the man who killed Diggle's brother, Andy.[1]. Felicity continued to work with Team Arrow, using the code-name Overwatch, until she and Oliver broke up. His grandparents demanded that he will live with them, away from Felicity and Oliver. Felicity visits Cooper one last time in prison. After a brief fight between them, Felicity was captured and brought to City Hall. Felicity combed through Myron's contacts from five years ago, but reached a dead end. Curtis called her and told her that the debate hall was the next target. Seeing that the least amount of security is on the roof, Oliver chartered a jump plane to parachute down, and when he recovered Walter, Felicity immediately proceeded to the hospital to see him.[14]. Felicity helped Sara by finding out that the Tibetan pit viper venom used to poison Laurel was acquired from the local zoo. Donna remarked that Noah would only have reached out to Felicity for an ulterior motive and that he only tells you what you want to hear. He left her alone in the mansion; Slade abducted her from the mansion afterwards, called Oliver and revealed that he had the one Oliver loved most; Felicity. Later, they set aside the Sara issue to locate the Mayor's hideout to take back stolen weapons crates of military-grade armament. Felicity told Carrie how much Oliver meant to her and was able to talk her down long enough for Thea and John to disarm and tie her up. [71], On the trail of a serial killer who uses boomerangs, Oliver, Diggle, and Felicity traveled to Central City, where Barry soon caught up with them. Oliver and Felicity escaped through a window, swinging once again via a chain out the window and into another two floors below, escaping The Hoods. Oliver then goes on to mention that Felicity already bought him a bed, which he seems to appreciate very much. Oliver unexpectedly brought Felicity to the Queen Mansion, apparently trying to keep her safe. Felicity soon felt insecure and left out again when Sara revealed her aptitude for chemistry, genetics, and computers to study Tockman's blood. Curtis noticed the code on her phone was the same as code used in Ray's exosuit. [6], When she was 16, Felicity had her wisdom teeth removed. [6][8] While Felicity didn't remember Noah a lot, his absence from her life left a deep impact; growing up, Felicity struggled with intense feelings of abandonment and self-loathing, wondering if she somehow made her father left and if anyone could truly love her. She is later freed by Earth-1 Oliver Queen, who gives her a gun and tells her "it is the duty of the strong to protect the weak". [62] A joint venture with Curtis Holt, the company is named 'Helix Dynamics'. At the time, Arrow was still figuring out its tone; however, Felicity’s funny, awkward, and flustered energy cut through that murkiness, and her nervous rambling at meeting Oliver for the first time made her very endearing because it was pretty relatable.Furthermore, Rickards and Amell’s chemistry was immediately palpable, too. Felicity told them what happened, revealing that Double Down was attempting to return to Central City. [97] At the start of season three, Rickards acknowledged that Felicity was also in love with Oliver. After a while, Felicity walked into the club to find Oliver conversing with Laurel Lance, whom she now met for the first time. An upset Oliver pointed out that because nothing good happened on the island, they were better off not knowing. Felicity attempted to track the website's signal, but Nickel was murdered on video. She and Diggle escaped and reconvened with Oliver, where Felicity announced that there was a S.T.A.R. Oliver simply assured her that "there was no choice to make" since her life was in danger.[45]. When Slade broke into a S.T.A.R. Felicity loves to drink coffee, hot chocolate. She faces her own struggle completely independent from what Team Arrow are currently dealing. On the fingerprints, she found traces of cellulose from Palmer Paper, a former subsidiary of Palmer Tech. Felicity then sat up on the couch next to Roy and pulled him in for a hug. Felicity checked in on Ray who hadn't left the loft. Their chat was suddenly cut short by a commotion outside, caused by Caleb Green, who subsequently snapped Abel's neck and fled. [57], Roy's condition eventually stabilized, though Felicity was not so sure, and made Oliver promise to take him to Starling General Hospital if it worsened. Whilst visiting the offices of Queen Consolidated on Earth-2, Oliver approaches a woman (credited as "Not Felicity" in the closing credits) who he initially mistakes for Felicity, in a scene paralleling their first meeting in "Lone Gunmen". [61] Felicity was locked up for a while[62] before being taken to an air hangar, where Brother Blood called Oliver. Confused, Felicity wondered how Oliver learned to fly a plane if he was stranded on the island for five years.[22]. Discussing Rickard's best performances as Felicity across the previous seven seasons, he called Felicity "an integral part of Arrow", stating it would be "hard to imagine" what the show would have looked like without the character,[229] and in his preview of Arrow's final season, described her as "Team Arrow's heart". He subsequently revealed himself as Clinton Hogue to Felicity, much to her shock.[63]. When the Count found Felicity's Queen Consolidated ID badge in her coat, he managed to figure out the Arrow's true identity and called Oliver using her phone, using Felicity as bait to lure Oliver to his office. During the course of their time together, Felicity exhibited signs of being attracted to Barry, though she was clearly uncomfortable when he mentioned his admiration of the Arrow and his theory that the vigilante had partners, particularly one versed in computer science. She later went with Oliver, Diggle, and unexpectedly Isabel to Moscow to rescue Lyla from prison. 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When William Tockman, AKA the Clock King, stole the Skeleton Key, a device that could access any computer system, Felicity tried to stop him, but he managed to divert their attention to stopping a near-collision with a bus and a train. During a rescue mission for Allison Lee and Robert Joyce, Carrie got away but left behind a piece of clothing. [250] Later in 2017, Arrow: Fatal Legacies, co-authored by Marc Guggenheim and James R. Tuck was published, a novel which bridged the gap between the season five finale and the season six premiere of Arrow. that she wrote the virus in order to free her boyfriend. Felicity returned to the Arrowcave later that night to find Oliver sitting in the dark. Learning Oliver will face Ra's al Ghul to protect Thea, Felicity begged him not to go, knowing very well Ra's could kill him. Published by Abrams Books, the series is aimed at middle-grade readers, and is set on an alternate earth. [223] Conner Schwerdtfeger of Cinemablend stated that Arrow " owes much of its success" to the character and to Rickards, when welcoming Mark Guggenheim's assertion that season four would see more of Felicity's 'lighter side' following a darker season three for the character. [16] Although in a relatively lowly role, her skills are recognized by CEO Walter Steele, a fact that leads him to both recommend her to Oliver when he needs IT assistance and to ask her to investigate his suspicions regarding Moira Queen's business dealings. Felicity did so, privately expressing her disappointment at the lack of wine coming her way.[31]. She and Oliver reviewed the victims of her attacks and realized that Sara was targeting women who resembled. When she'd recovered, she reported the kidnapping of Quentin and Laurel to Oliver, and managed to provide him with their location.[41]. Felicity stopped him by pulling the plug, angering the latter. She later accepted Ray's job offer, telling him she wants more out of life. As she walks into the foundry, Oliver stops and asks her out to dinner; at first she thinks he's joking, but after confirming he's asking her out on a date, Felicity happily agreed. Felicity came to the office dressed for the work dinner and Ray told her that she looked ridiculous, but not in a bad way; he meant she looked beautiful. Felicity stopped him from making the call, instead asking John to abduct Barry at the train station to ask for his help in saving Oliver.[46]. Using only her tablet, she hacked into Hogue's bank accounts and tediously siphoned away enough money until he gave in. When Oliver came to, he attempted to introduce himself, only for Felicity to interrupt that everyone knew who he was. When the team arrive back, she is seen flirting very obviously with Oliver after he asks her about a fern that appeared on one of the desks. department to become Oliver's Executive Assistant at Queen Consolidated, as a cover for their vigilante activities. After Cooper and his men left, Felicity heard Donna's smart wearable, gifted to her by Ray, chiming. What if it kills him? Directed by Michael Schultz. Heartbroken and depressed over her boyfriend's death, Felicity initially considered turning herself in, feeling responsible for what happened since Cooper used her virus to hack the DOE. She told him that "Mr. Harper" had information for him while a disbelieving and irritated Isabel listened. Felicity called Oliver and Sara (at the same time) with the news that Roy escaped. Felicity is based on the comic book character of the same name, created by Gerry Conway and Rafael Kayanan and was adapted for television by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg. Later though, Felicity was called back to Walter's office, where he gave her a seemingly blank copy of The List and asked her to investigate the notebook. She subsequently came down with an allergic reaction and had to go to the hospital. He reveals that he knows who she is and asks her what she's doing working there. She found out that Roy was looking for Thea and learned that Thea left because of him. However, rival bidder Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) also employs her skills, without her knowledge, to help his ultimately successful bid to take over the company. Felicity voiced her belief that Oliver deserved better and walked off in tears.[44]. Felicity later went to the lair and told Oliver that being a hero was who she really was and that what happened to her was neither of their faults. During a follow up campaign event at the Star City Bay, he proposed to Felicity, who accepted. Although she clearly disbelieved Oliver's excuse that he and Derek were old friends, Felicity's research unearthed the fact that Derek was an employee of Robert's at Queen Industrial Inc. until laid off when the factory was sold. There, she is faced with a man who wants to buy a piece of hardware. However, Green Arrow and Speedy's mission to locate Machin at Palmer Paper went awry when Thea began displaying a bloodlust due to the Lazarus Pit. When Barry asked to do the mission alone, Felicity told Cisco and Caitlin to follow. Remembering Moira's testimony about her affair with Malcolm, Felicity connected the dots and realized Thea was Malcolm's daughter. [176], Felicity does not appear in "Starling City", the season eight premiere, but features as an unseen character, stated to have been instrumental in sending Diggle to Earth-2 to assist Oliver in his mission for the Monitor. During the Arrow episode of the crossover, when Oliver Queen, John Diggle, Thea Queen, Ray Palmer and Sara Lance are trapped in a shared hallucination of an alternate Star City, two versions of Felicity appear, one engaged to Palmer and the other working as a vigilante with Diggle. Felicity and Team Arrow worked together to capture Vincent Steelgrave. [220], During his review of Arrow season four, whilst conceding that the audience reaction to both Felicity and in particular to her romance with Oliver had been mixed, Schedden praised Rickards' performance stating that the season offered the actress "a wider range of both drama and comedy, and she rose to the challenge". Later that day, Felicity and Cooper strolled around campus, with the former fielding an unwelcome call from her mother. At the ceremony, Felicity gave her brief vows. prison. [233] TVLine described the speech as "wonderful" and "convincing", praising Rickards for her "warm looks and her physicality" in delivery. [37] Similarly, Jesse Schedeen of IGN, reviewing both the season three premiere and the series finale, described the three as the "core trio" of the show[38][39] and Jenny Rafferty of Vulture, writing about season four, described the relationship between the three as "the heartbeat of the show". She leaves and Oliver watches her go with a big smile on his face. [249], In November 2019, DC announced that they would be producing two tie-in comic books, to accompany the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event. Felicity researched Derek Reston for Oliver and his bodyguard, John Diggle, musing her new job as "personal Internet researcher for Oliver Queen". Donna then arrived at the lab, having been invited to town by Oliver. Later at Palmer Tech, she deflected questions from Curtis about the Green Arrow's identity and handed him her malfunctioning phone, initially thinking that Curtis was trying to prank her. She and John convinced Oliver to come back, under the condition that he did it as Oliver Queen, and not as The Hood. [125] Regarding the relationship, Rickards felt that "it's a little soon", but that Felicity was" just trying to figure things out". Felicity convinced Diggle to go home, pointing out that Diggle wouldn't be able to take on Slade if he decided to come after her. [117] Discussing the impact of her father's return towards the end of season four, Mericle stated Felicity would be exploring the question "is she a Smoak or is she a Kuttler?" After Oliver decided to give her some space, Felicity and her mother talked. and give her a new perspective. As a frustrated Oliver pressed the issue, Felicity tearfully revealed Cooper's arrest and apparent suicide before rushing out. [145], The character regains her ability to walk with the help of a prototype microchip in the episode "Taken", designed by Curtis Holt. However, the program was stolen by the Ninth Circle. However, Felicity's Trojan backfired on her, as Malcolm moved the devices when he discovered the virus.[37]. When the killer struck A.R.G.U.S. Back at Palmer Tech, Felicity and Curtis discovered the machine required a quantum manifold, which is only manufactured at Kord Industries. Eventually cracking through its firewalls that evening, Felicity and Diggle learned that Barrera's target was Malcolm Merlyn. She's the brain". During the Arrow episode, Felicity and Oliver also resolve their marital issues with Oliver telling Felicity "no matter who you are or what you become ... you will always be the love of my life". Oliver then gave his, saying that she helped him see the light inside of him and that he wanted the chance to be in her life. [102] During the 2017 Arrowverse crossover event "Crisis on Earth-X", the pair marry in a storyline described by showrunner Wendy Mericle as one in which Oliver "explores the question of true love". After helping her mother prepare for an engagement party at the loft, Felicity tracked down another possible H.I.V.E. Oliver discovered that the leader of the Ghosts was Damien Darhk. [116] Talking about the pair's difficult relationship, Amandes described Noah as "very proud and [that he] has lots of feelings for his amazing daughter", despite the animosity between them. When asked if he was okay with it, he simply replied that she can do what she wants. One night in February 2010, Felicity was working late at Queen Consolidated and went up to the CEO's office to deliver some files. What if it doesn't work? One night, Walter summoned Felicity up to his office. Felicity demanded that they mend their friendship or else. As she lamented how her past came back to hurt them, Oliver assured Felicity that her past experiences made her into the person she is today. Due to the popularity of the character on the show. However, after being attacked by Diaz at her apartment, Felicity decided to return to Star City and work to get Oliver released. Status Afterwards, she stopped by the Queen Mansion and informed Moira of her discovery, urging the matriarch to tell Oliver and Thea herself. officer who had been stalking the Arrow. Felicity was shot in the crossfire. Standing before Darhk, she defiantly vowed to never stop fighting to protect her home. By the end of season three, Oliver and Felicity are seen driving away from Starling City together to live a more normal life. Oliver went to meet Slade where he was holding Felicity captive. Afterwards, Ray contacted Felicity again but before he could tell her anything, Damien Darhk arrived and she lost contact. When the subject of her being on Team Arrow came up, Oliver reassured her that she was always going to be a part of the team. She explained that the only reason that Slade was still after him was because Oliver tried to kill him on the island when he had the chance to cure him instead. After Barry extrapolated a logical, but unbelievable explanation about the thief being super-powered by merely looking at the crime scene, Felicity realized that he knew more about the case than they did and enlisted his help, telling Barry that Oliver wanted to keep the investigation in-house. by Shadowspire. Felicity discovered that Ben Turner had escaped from Iron Heights Prison. Felicity guided Oliver through the streets after The Dodger using a tracking device she installed in the brooch while Diggle attempted to disarm the collar. As they worked, Samantha assured Felicity that Oliver wanted to tell her about William and asked her to remember that it was the former who put him in that position. Team Hood set up a sting operation at a fundraising auction for the Starling City Cancer Society using a Queen family brooch as bait. In late 2012, Felicity was busy working in the I.T. She also praised the character for breaking what she called the "geek-ditz complex", for being portrayed as both feminine and intelligent at the same time. Felicity helped Oliver put it on, becoming the first person to see him as the Arrow. [92], In 2040, just like in the original multiverse, Felicity met with Mar Novu at Oliver's grave who opened up a portal to the afterlife, where Felicity and Oliver spent their time together for eternity. The season ends with Oliver and Felicity alone, in the ruins of their lair. As a result, she put most of her focus into her studies, barely acknowledging her mother. She also described the relationship as a whole as "a very important learning curve" for Felicity and that "she learned a lot about herself of how she could be in a relationship with somebody that really cares for her". [16][52] During season two, Oliver 'promotes' Felicity to the role of his Executive Assistant, as a cover for their vigilante activities, a role to which she begrudgingly agrees. Felicity mistakenly believed she was going to be fired and began making a case about her importance to Queen Consolidated's technical department. She advises the man to wait a bit longer to buy the hacking hardware he wants so he can get the newer version, handing him a leaflet for the TX50 which comes out in a month. [21], In season three Felicity and Oliver attempt to start a romantic relationship, but this is thwarted when he decides he can not do so whilst being the Arrow. At Oliver's campaign holiday party, she met Curtis's husband, Paul. When she was only seven years old, Felicity built her first supercomputer using parts stolen from Noah's electronics collection. [71] Jesse Schedeen of IGN welcomed Felicity's new role as CEO in Arrow season four, stating she was "no longer a supporting character defined by her relationships to men like Ollie and Ray. Felicity gave Oliver a month's worth of phone messages and reminded him about Queen Consolidated's annual board meeting, warning him that there was no way the CEO could avoid attending it. Felicity met Oliver while working in the I.T. "[34], Felicity, alongside John Diggle, is shown to play an important role in the transitioning of Oliver Queen from a 'lone wolf' to part of a vigilante team. At Oliver's Star City Bay cleanup event, Felicity and Laurel educated a group of children on ocean conservation. The three followed with a S.T.A.R. She was raised in the Jewish faith by her mother. Oliver informed her that they would have to wait until Quentin gave them the location of Darhk's hideout where Ray was being held and he had already made dinner plans for them with Donna in the meantime, much to Felicity's exasperation. She refused, telling him that if he wasn't leaving, she wasn't leaving. Despite Felicity's protests, Diggle revealed himself and explained how he became a vigilante. [243], In 2016 the CW released a short promo entitled Superhero Fight Club 2.0, which featured Arrowverse superheroes Green Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, White Canary, Atom and Firestorm, fighting in a simulator, observed by Felicity, Cisco Ramon, John Diggle and Martian Manhunter. I think she feels really deeply through other people" and that she would be unlikely to be motivated by revenge. The character was first introduced in 2012 in the first season of the television series Arrow, which is based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow. Describing the difference in Felicity's dynamic with Ray compared to that with Oliver, Rickards explained "It's more fun and light, and there's not this heavy weight on it, all the time. Sometime later, Felicity, Oliver, and Diggle worked to capture a group of Ghosts, with the former reminiscing when it used to be just the three of them in Team Arrow. Felicity agreed, proclaiming she was "[his] girl" for the job, and then babbled that she wasn't making a pass at Walter before leaving. Felicity headed home that night, coming across Abel and a number of other Church of Blood members, claiming to want to take her to Brother Blood. Oliver told her that he cannot defeat Slade otherwise, she told him to "make him out-think you". Felicity and John came to Oliver's rescue, and when she was unable to discover what Oliver was poisoned with, John decided to call 911, despite Oliver being in full vigilante garb. Felicity was also able to locate Slade Wilson's headquarters using information supplied to Oliver by the Bratva (Alexi Leonov). She took her frustration out on a training dummy, only for Sara to give her some pointers on self-defense. Felicity confronted him, which led to him placing a bomb collar around her neck. [27], Following her promotion to series regular, Rickards commented that Felicity was "a character who's intelligent and brave and facing huge situations, and being real in how she's facing them". Unbeknownst to Felicity, Oliver himself was secretly hidden nearby listening to her. [11] Writing a retrospective of the character ahead of the season seven finale following Rickards decision to leave the show, Lucy Baugher of Collider called her "the glue that holds Arrow together", stating "it seems almost impossible to imagine Arrow without her". [188], Rickards also provided the voice for the character on seasons one and two of the Arrowverse web-series Vixen, which debuted in 2015 and 2016 respectively, on CW Seed. The virus was originally intended for noble purposes in hacktivism. After Barry was affected by Bivolo's powers, Felicity was forced to reveal Oliver's identity and could only watch as the two heroes did battle. Later, stationed in a van rather than the Arrocave, Felicity directed Diggle to plant a bomb on a bridge that would kill all of Slade's soldiers. Just then, Felicity received an alert from Queen Consolidated and learned Isabel had taken control of the company. Walter denied having seen the symbol before and coldly warned Felicity to stop looking into his wife's affairs, promising to suspend her if she continued (to keep her safe). He began talking to Slade, distracting him, and Felicity, who was being held with Slade's sword to her neck, injected the Mirakuru cure into him. [255], The character also features in the two published companion guides to the Arrow, both written by Nick Aires and published by Titan Books. Oliver and Diggle ambushed and managed to capture Double Down, repairing their friendship in the process. The man doesn't answer her question, but instead tells her that he knows someone who wants to hire someone with her expertise. [174] She realizes the danger of the 'Archer' program she has been developing and attempts to destroy it, but the code is stolen by Alena. [43], Discussing Felicity's role within the team during season one, Rickards described the character as bringing a "different dynamic" to the table, with an "objective point of view". Felicity eventually decided to confess to the F.B.I. 15 Oliver Expecting Felicity To Prioritize Arrow Over Everything Else Upon seeing the latter version, although he has no direct memory of Felicity, Oliver experiences flashbacks to their time together, causing him confusion. While Oliver was recovering, John commented on her handling of the revelation The Hood's identity, to which Felicity revealed she was already suspicious from the horrible cover stories they told her for the favors Oliver asked. She was subsequently raised solely by Donna, who worked long hours as a cocktail waitress to support them. [92], At some point in 2040, Felicity apparently turned herself into a criminal named "the Calculator" and was believed to be killed by an unknown person before Roy and William returned from Lian Yu. Minutes later, she and John fetched Oliver to tell him about a break-in at one of QC's Applied Sciences facilities, where a centrifuge had been stolen. When confronted, Felicity quit the team and proclaimed without Oliver, there is no team.[75]. ", "Arrow spoilers: Stephen Amell, David Ramsey and Emily Bett Rickards share wish list for season five", "Arrow Season 6: Getting Back to the Original Team Arrow", "Arrow: David Ramsey talks Original Team Arrow, Prometheus", "Arrow boss weighs in on fan reaction to OTA vs. NTA, possible miscalculation", "Arrow became great by emphasizing characters above all else", "Arrow season 7 episode 22 review:You Have Saved This City", "Stephen Amell Previews Return of Arrow: Flashbacks, Gadgets, Love Triangles and More! [172] Felicity is reunited with Oliver following his release from prison. After stealing data from Merlyn Global, Felicity worked with Lance to disarm the earthquake device threatening the Glades, blowing her cover with Lance and confirming that she was definitely in league with the vigilante, in order to prevent the Undertaking. Following the defeat of Ra's al Ghul, Felicity and Oliver left Star City to begin a new life together, but after five months, returned to rejoin Team Arrow and face the threat of Damien Darhk and H.I.V.E.. Felicity was injured in an attack by H.I.V.E. Oliver took her home to the loft, insisting she take a shower and nap before continuing her work. When Sebastian Blood contacted Oliver and offered him the cure, Felicity wondered out loud if it was a trap. She managed to track it to Dominic Alonzo, who ran the largest underground casino in the city. Afterwards, Ray, having tracked her down, talked things over with Felicity. Diggle managed to secure an escaped Ghost's cyanide capsule tooth. End this once and for all." Felicity then briefly bumped into Oliver again as he planned to leave the reality.[96]. Sara heard Slade's voice and realized that Oliver and his family were in immanent danger. And because the plan needed to change, there’s a lot of moments in the show where we can create valid arguments as to when Oliver fell in love with Felicity. She also has a new boyfriend in Detective Billy Malone, whom Oliver is later tricked into killing by Prometheus. Felicity surprised Barry at the Central City Police Department. Her plan to get caught counting cards went off without a hitch, and she was brought into Alonzo's office. Upon answering, Felicity initially tried to explain that this wasn't an appropriate time until she heard what Cisco had to say.[8]. Felicity and Curtis fled down to the Arrowcave, causing the latter to discover her work with Team Arrow.