While we’re all still reeling at the news that Arrow will be coming to an end after its eighth season, now comes word that one of the show’s mainstays won’t be sticking around for that final season.
Taking to her Instagram page, Emily Bett Rickards has revealed that she will be departing Arrow after the series’ current seventh year:
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❤️🖤💛💕💜💙 The time has come to talk of many memes. Of bows and arrows and superheroes and Olicity and Queens And why TGA is so damn hot And yes, canaries need more scenes... But wait just one minute before we go and do all that For this makes me out of breath To have this not small chat Felicity and I are a very tight two But after one through seven we will be saying goodbye to you I thank you all for the time we’ve shared The elevators we have climbed The monsters we have faced and scared And The burgers we have dined I will keep her in my heart for always And I hope that you can too Because she would not be alive if it weren’t for all of you 💕 Love, Felicity and Me
Courtesy of the recent flash-forward scenes, we do have some indication of what will be happening to Bett Rickards’ Felicity in the future timeline of Arrow, but we won’t elaborate any further on that in case you’re not quite up to speed on the Emerald Archer show.
In terms of longstanding cast members, Emily Bett Rickards’ Felicity Smoak has been around since the very first season of Arrow, going on to become a key part of Team Arrow and a pivotal part of the series.
Now it just remains to be seen just how Arrow will write Felicity out of the genre juggernaut.