"You’re so funny when you’re not talking about sports!" [x]
Sooooo… that’s adorable.
Hilarious. Olicity. Entertaining the masses since 2012 courtesy of Emily Bett Rickards and Stephen Amell.
Is a Glee duo splitting up? What’s the 411 on an “intense” Once Upon a Time romance? Has a Revolution ‘ship sunk? Will Arrow’s Canary save her sis? Read on for answers to those questions plus tease…
Dear Arrow Writers,
Can we not come up with any original, “new” everyday female characters who are in just an episode or two that need saving, find themselves “caught in the crossfire” accidentally, etc. that aren’t Laurel? Why always Laurel? I’m sort of ok with this explanation as it connects Sarah and Laurel but let’s get some other characters that are female and not intricately involved in Oliver’s life (or his pants) that are a part of something that goes down in an episode. It’s becoming predictable, show. Please don’t always be predictable. My prediction: we’ll have another “Laurel in trouble” episode or two where she’s got to be saved before the season is done.
I’m not hating on Laurel - but if you’re going to constantly use her character a predictable number of times throughout the season, give the actress and character a good storyline.
Asked by Anonymous
I’m not sure that it will end up going nowhere, but I do know that I wanted that subplot resolved through more than an after-the-fact interview.
That GIF is hilarious. I love it.
I’m sure it will go nowhere as well but the question will be…how long will it take to “go nowhere”? Particularly since it sounds like it’ll be the next 5 episodes where they figure out if Oliver and Sarah can have a “relationship and for Team Arrow to “get used to” Sarah being a more permanent part of the team… My guess is - awkward moments afterward, skirting around it for an episode or two, Sarah and Oliver finally talk and realize it’s pointless to do this again - detrimental even. And then in episode 18 (what they’re calling a “mid-season type cliffhanger” since they’ll be off air for a few weeks afterward), Slade steps in and releases the crazy and it all comes to a head.
Sarah ends up losing/giving her life to save someone (Laurel…Thea…Felicity…who knows) and Oliver is on the verge of breaking down again as he did with Tommy. Speaking of..perfect time (read: appropriate for adding suspense) for Malcolm to make his grand re-appearance.
The interesting thing about all of this is that based on Guggenheim’s interviews about this episode…it looks like this isn’t just a fling. It’s going to be a legitimate “Can we be in a relationship?” thing for at least 5 episodes (or so one of the articles states). I don’t foresee it ending well though. They’ll have to hide it…again. From Laurel and basically everyone except Team Arrow. Plus Nyssa is due to come back later in the season.
My bets: Slade takes Sarah, Laurel, and Felicity or Thea and makes Oliver choose by season’s end and my guess is Sarah will end up dying. Cue another heartbroken Oliver that needs to be pieced back together.
Just the thought of losing something that important to me again…
This is beautiful. I can’t get over the 2nd and 3rd gifs. I just can’t… Damn these two. Just a little further and he would’ve held her hand. I wouldn’t have been able to take that……. Like….my heart would have given out.
Oliver notices everything.
These two will kill me with the feels they have for each other - and ONE OF THEM doesn’t even realize how deep those feels are yet.
Here are two adults cultivating such a deeply rooted friendship and trust in each other that when they are ready to take that step and realize that they can’t live without each other - it’s going to be so strong, nothing will be able to break them apart.
That is very true and something I would love to see more of in the show. Them dealing with the aftermath of things - like the Count’s attack on her or the whole Gold thing - him almost dying in front of her. I want some payoff from these. It’s probably why I also wanted just SOMETHING else tonight between them. I love what we got, but just one more scene after would have been amazing.
Which is probably why there is a document open on my computer right now…
Documents you say? Filling in the missing moments? I love it. Because something was definitely missing at the end (as we’ve discussed and you’ve mentioned). Even apart from something between Oliver and Felicity, something to build up the next villain coming up after 2 weeks off would’ve been good and important for the show in building suspense and hype.
Love how he’s all “stop everything…what’s wrong? are you ok?” serious about it.
You know when Oliver and Felicity are in each others’ presence again she’s going to know something’s up and he’s going to try to hide what happened with Sarah from her… That or he’ll totally admit it and follow it up with “yeah, I know. stupid mistake and we both knew it.” :-)
Asked by silverlite12
Here’s my thinking on this. Oliver and Sara are tied together in that they both know a lot of what the other went though on the island and really they are the only two that get that. So this was totally comfort and wanting someone who is “comfortable” for them. We just saw Sara pour out her heart and lose someone she really did love in Nyssa and Oliver just got his world blown apart with the Moira bomb - so this was just simply that - comfort sex. And whether or not it goes on to be any kind of relationship, we’ll have to see. But that’s beside the point - it’s not going to last.
Not to mention, we still got more emotion from Oliver in his scene with Felicity at the rally than we did with any of the other women. They are laying this pretty amazing foundation of friendship full of loyalty and trust between Oliver and Felicity. The way Oliver just knew something was wrong and went after her even when he should have been going up to introduce his mother was a huge thing. Also, that he promised her she wouldn’t lose him - Oliver doesn’t promise things lightly.
Oliver is not ready for a relationship right now. Especially not one with Felicity and I think Felicity doesn’t even truly believe he sees her like that. They have a ways to go. But there is a foundation being laid and it’s a beautiful one. They are realizing how important each other are in their lives. In the last few episodes, we’ve seen Oliver admit that he relies on her and needs her. Now, we have Felicity admitting how much she doesn’t want to lose him. These are huge admissions and huge statements for them both.
Someday, they will be ready and turn around and realize that their feelings go way beyond friends. They already do - but they aren’t ready to see it yet.
So I’ll take the slow burn. I’ll take this. Because it’s going to be amazing when it happens - when they are bother reading. Their relationship is going to be so strong, nothing will be able to break them apart.
And they’ll both realize, there was no choice to make. It was always going to be each other.
Something to note: when it came to answering Sara’s question on what was wrong with him. He answered with a basic some stuff with his mom. He did not go into detail. He isn’t sharing his inner turmoil with her. Just the comfort one would get from someone you’ve been to hell and back with.
That is a very good point. He’s become more and more open with Felicity - letting her in. Where as here, he doesn’t go into it - probably because he’s not going to tell that secret and also because this isn’t someone he trusts with everything.
(I’m still not convinced she doesn’t at some point stab him in the back on the island.)But this was his deflecting his feelings again to something else. Felicity wouldn’t have allowed it. She would have seen past his walls.
Hit it on the nail with the last statement about Felicity seeing through it.
For me though, the way it was handled and written-this isn’t even about Olicity or anything with Oliver and Felicity. It’s just Oliver’s individual character and Sarah’s individual character and their growth, who we know them to be and apparently habits that 5 years don’t break. Unfortunate. And yeah…I know we have to have flawed characters with an Achilles heel…it just sucks when you see 2 characters who have been SO FANTASTIC lately make a decision like this that just brings them down a notch.
Understood and agreed. But I don’t think it’s going to take them too long to figure out…this is so not going to work. LOL. Rehashing the past is never a good thing. (That goes for Laurel too.)
Just my opinion though…
I don’t think it’ll take them that long to figure it out either. :) I don’t like the choices and what it means for their characters (that they still have a long way to go) BUT I’m also probably setting the bar high for them because well…sometimes Olicity fans want to live in a fantasy world. LOL.
Also Stephen basically just called everyone out on it via FB for the reactions. But in a good way. Passion IS a good thing.
*insert the GIF with the spinning disco chicken who regrets nothing*
Someone made the comment that the Arrow and Black Canary are together at some point in the comics and it HAS to happen at some point in the show.
Now, this could be the Olicity shipper in me but…
What if this was the show’s way of making this happen? Only it’s not Laurel as Black Canary who Arrow is with? Instead it is Sarah as Black Canary who the Arrow is with - even if it is just temporary or fleeting? Because…mayhaps down the line they part with the comic canon and go…say…for some Arrow/Oliver and a certain IT turned EA?
Laurel could still at some point become Black Canary but that doesn’t have to mean her incarnation of Canary is with the Arrow/Oliver…
Thought it was an interesting idea. And maybe not THAT far fetched…
Hmmm. Ponder. Respond. Write fic…