For all of you Olicity shippers out there (trust us, we’re among you), we hate to rub a little bit of salt in the wound from the “Arrow” finale last May; but, the confirmed news of a cut kiss is something that does merit at least a little discussion.
According to E! News, there was in fact a kiss filmed between Oliver and Felicity that was filmed during the season 2 finale, presumably during that whole “I love you” scene at Queen Manor when the plan was first put into motion to trick Slade Wilson into kidnapping her.
What does this mean? For the sake of the show, a little bit of purity. While there would have been a part of us fist-pumping to the sky had that kiss been aired on TV at the time, we would have been emotionally crushed further when it was revealed that this was all a ploy. Not having that kiss in the episode allows for the canon of the show to be such that the two characters did not lock lips, and therefore if and when they do for the first time, it will actually mean something. Given how upset some were with Oliver for leading Felicity along in the first place in the moment, they may have been waving picket fences around has the scene gone down as originally filmed.
We still have the same opinion about Olicity that we always have: We want it to happen, but we’re not in a hurry for it. We already know that Felicity is there and waiting, but as a character she deserves the chance to be actually pursued for a change. The idea of a new love interest joining the show is to us a good thing, since this will make Oliver actually address his feelings. He did this to an extent with Barry, but the appearance was so short that it may have never reached a truly romantic level with him.
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