7) Olicity No More
Let’s get this one out of the way. The Olicity relationship needs to end and it needs to end now.
Just because the fans demanded it does not mean that these two central characters should have ever got it on. If the fans asked the Arrow writers to jump off a cliff, should they do it? If the fans want Diggle to become Green Lantern, would that make sense? And if the fans demand Oliver’s new costume should only cover the bare essentials, should the producers make that happen? Hmmmm, actually, don’t answer that.
Oliver’s previous relationships all made sense to a degree, but there was something about the masked loner and the quirky science geek locking tongues that just felt forced, pandering to internet shipping. Both characters are strong on their own, and it made sense that Felicity would fancy Oliver from afar, but putting the couple together made little sense from a storytelling viewpoint.
The Olicity saga ended on a particularly cringeworthy note in the season three finale as the pair drove off together into the sunset, happy at last. Hopefully, that sunset contained a new love interest for both Oliver and Felicity, as the overwhelming ‘joy’ of their relationship certainly doesn’t fit the overall darker tone of the show.
I miss quirky Felicity. I miss broody Oliver. I also miss tamagotchis, but that’s my own issue and I’m just going to have to deal with it.