Is Arrow season 7 episode 21 going to give Felicity Smoak the Oliver Queen treatment — namely, putting her behind bars? Well, The CW clearly wants you to be worried about it entering the hour. That, in turn, doesn’t exactly inspire a whole lot of hope for us given that we are just one episode away from the end of the season after this one ends. We know that Emily Bett Rickards’ character is being written out at the end of this season, but the idea of it being because of a prison sentence is not the most appealing in the world. Sure, it makes some sense given that prison is the sort of place that would obviously separate Oliver from his wife … but it’s also rather depressing.
Anyhow, if you are wondering how Felicity finds herself in this position in the first place, The CW offers up the Arrow season 7 episode 21 synopsis below:
OLIVER IS PUT TO THE TEST – Oliver (Stephen Amell) finds himself in a precarious position. SCPD shows up with a warrant for Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards). Gordon Verheul directed the episode written by Oscar Balderrama & Sarah Tarkoff (#721). Original airdate 5/6/2019.
This episode will, in one way or another, lead into the finale entitled “You Have Saved This City” — a rather lovely flip on one of Oliver Queen’s most-famous catchphrases. While we’re here, though, let’s remind you of one of the show’s most-random traditions — the penultimate episode of a season being titled after a Bruce Springsteen song. This one is entitled “Living Proof,” and it comes after such other titles of “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” “Streets of Fire,” “This Is Your Sword,” “Lost in the Flood,” “Missing” and then “The Ties That Bind.” Even though we’ve seen different showrunners take on the mantel over time, this is a trend that is clearly continuing … and we’re certainly interested to learn if it will for the final season, given that the network is working with such few episodes in the first place. (We’re waiting for “The Rising.”
Insofar as entertainment goes, we’re sure that “Living Proof” will provide plenty … but we also hope that it sends us on the road towards resolution. What’s made season 7 so ambitious is that it’s arguably taken on more story than any other season of the show before it. However, the challenge in doing so is that it’s also left the writers with so much more that they need to resolve … and we’re not sure that all of these open threads are going to make it all the way to next season, either. It feels natural for a few of them to be tied up soon.
While you wait for this upcoming episode to air…
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