Arrow star, Stephen Amell, has suggested that Oliver Queen’s relationship with Felicity Smoak will be on the rocks (or over, at least romantically) by the end of season four.
The actor commented on a small detail many may have missed in the flash-forward scene at the end of the midseason premiere. Amell said, “The fact is, Felicity is not wearing her ring in that flash forward scene, and that was not a mistake. Spoiler alert, I probably mess it up.”
Oliver and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) got engaged in episode 9 just before the winter break.
So, what leads to their (possible) break-up? In episode 8 of this season (the Flash/Arrow crossover event), Oliver found out that he has a son, William, living in Central City from a relationship with Samantha Clayton, about five years before he became the Arrow. Felicity doesn’t know about Samantha or William.
Showrunner Wendy Mericle told ComicBook.com, “It’s definitely going to come to a head in the middle of the season. I can’t tell you exactly how that’s going to happen. But…obviously for the arc of Oliver and Felicity’s relationship this season, the fact that he’s keeping this from her — true to what we’ve done on the show, if there’s a secret somewhere, it’s going to come out and it’s going to have some serious consequences.”
She added, “We’re really excited about how that’s going to change things and it’s really going to raise the stakes and throw some wrenches into the works of their relationship — which so far this season has been pretty smooth sailing. True to form, we’re going to really mine that. There’ll be some fallout for both of them.”
Arrow airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.SuperFable