Odds are, you’d heard rumors before now that Arrow season 5 episode 20 was going to be a huge Stephen Amell – Emily Bett Rickards showcase. Now, we’ve got some further proof that this is indeed happening.
Speaking per TVLine, show executive producer Marc Guggenheim explains the reasoning behind the specific episode happening now, and also some of what he’d like to see revealed from start to finish during it:
“One of the things that we’ve always wanted to do, and I think a lot of the fans have asked for, is basically deal with the consequences of Episode 415 [when] Oliver and Felicity ended their engagement and broke up … They never really had a full-on discussion or exploration of why that breakup happened. Felicity just sort of reached her breaking point and walked out the door” — that is, after the tech that remedied her gunshot-induced paralysis kicked in, allowing her to rise from her wheelchair to her feet.
“This is definitely an examination of the state of their breakup. It comes out of the events of 519 [titled ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ aka ‘Team Arrow vs. Team Felicity’] and, quite frankly, all the other episodes that led up to it. Something happens in 519 [airing Wednesday, April 19] that really tees up this conversation.”
Clearly, there’s going to be a lot of stuff coming up that forces these two to sit down and have a serious, heartfelt conversation about some of their feelings. Even if you aren’t an Olicity ‘shipper, you may still realize that there are some unresolved issues that have to be figured out here. For example, there’s everything related to Oliver’s son, all of the secrets, and the lack of a conversation about the relationship sense. We’re not sure that they’re at the place to get back together yet, mostly because there hasn’t been much buildup to it at all.
Yet, it does seem like this is going to be the episode where Stephen and Emily spend every single scene with each other. We don’t know if these will be the only scenes during the episode, but it will be interesting to see how the show plays with this.
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