I can say with a reasonable amount of confidence that Felicity was not supposed to be anything more than an IT girl – my mole at Queen Consolidated – and she took that opportunity and she ran with it, she made it hers and she made herself irreplaceable. I can’t imagine the show without Felicity.
I’ve seen some comments about the new THR article with Greg Berlanti. Some are worried that our writers are going to hastily write up Olicity in the premiere. I have one question to that: Have our writers ever steered us wrong when it comes to Olicity? Read beyond the cut for my take on the article. THERE IS SPOILER TALK.
Sorry this took so long. Writing Let It Be Me has been time consuming! Thanks for the ask.
Kreisberg never backtracked on it. When Lauren Brown (Doc Brown TV) mentioned how it was received, he simply stated that he was surprised how it was taken. I think he meant Lois and Clark in terms of them catching criminals, which they are pushing through with in S3. I don’t think it was about the romance between the two characters, but about the partnership. BIG DIFFERENCE. Personally, I think Oliver and Felicity’s dynamic is a lot more Lois and Clark, but whatever…Kreisberg is welcome to his own interpretation of the show he’s writing (even though, let’s face it, he’s wrong) :-).
The reason I am not worried about a L/O endgame is because the current set-up of Arrow is very heavily Olicity focused. It’s pretty much all the writers, producers, and networks tease on Twitter and Facebook. Felicity is simply a more popular character than Laurel. If you look at the likes of Stephen’s Facebook page, you’ll see how popular Olicity and Felicity are. We have Berlanti talking about how Felicity represents a whole different life for Oliver, Guggenheim saying he thinks they’re in love, Kreisberg referring to EBR and SA’s chemistry as “literally insane.” In that interview, he also stresses that to him, Chloe and Clark were never romantic, NOT LIKE OLIVER AND FELICITY. Then you have Stephen saying the romance with Sara and Laurel are ships that have sailed. ALL THIS IS AFTER THE KREISBERG LOIS AND CLARK INTERVIEW where he said he was surprised by how people meant it (which I take to mean it was NOT meant romantically).
I know the L/O shippers are saying not everyone loves Olicity. That’s true. But there’s no way to convince me it’s not their most popular ship, far more popular than Lauriver, or that Felicity is not the more well liked, more popular character. And as for the fan pandering argument, at this point, they’d be pandering to comic book fans to go with a Laurel-Oliver endgame that just doesn’t work for the show, pushing a pairing that lacks the spark and chemistry that comes naturally to Oliver and Felicity, a sentiment a greater majority of the audience shares.
But—and this might be unpopular opinion—at some point, we all need to let go of what we think is endgame on Arrow. I know that’s hard and I know it’s painful to consider it might not be Olicity (spoiler: it IS going to be Olicity) but here’s the thing: Olicity is endgame to me. PERIOD. How the show chooses to end Arrow will never change what I envision for Oliver and Felicity.
That’s what makes them my OTP.
Reblog if you are an Olicity shipper. 😄 let’s see how many people are fan of olicity.
I wanna see if I’m the only who does that.