Arrow aired its seventh season finale last night, an episode that would already have been monumental as it was set to lead into this fall’s eighth and final run of The CW’s long-lasting DC show. However, it got even more significant when we learned Emily Bett Rickards was exiting the series as Felicity Smoak in the finale as well.
So, how did “You Have Saved This City” deal with both of these elements? Well, as it turned out, they were tied together. Following on from the deal he made with the cosmic entity in last year’s “Elseworlds” crossover, Oliver Queen was visited by the Monitor in the episode, with the being taking him away to play his part in the upcoming “Crisis on Infinite Earths” event. In a flash-forward, Felicity took Mia and William to Oliver’s grave and left, warning that they may not meet again. She then encountered Mar Novu herself, who told her he was taking her to Ollie, with the pair leaving in an inter-dimensional portal.
Viewers have a lot of questions about what all of this means, but most of all, fans were left as blubbering wrecks after watching the episode. After all, Olicity lovers have invested a lot in this relationship over the past seven years.
— ?lynsey? (@lynsneill) May 14, 2019
Thank u @EmilyBett for 7 wonderful seasons of #FelicitySmoak.? The show wouldn't have been the same w/out you. #Arrow was lucky 2 have u & we were lucky 2 have Felicity/Olicity.? Goodbye & good luck!❤ I'm really not looking 4ward 2 #CrisisOnInfiniteEarths now, @StephenAmell!? pic.twitter.com/TintiMPDq4
— Abadin Rani (@AbbyRani) May 14, 2019
— ✨ (@sm0ak_queen) May 14, 2019
Other fans had their emotions a little more in control, but still appreciated the moving ending for both Felicity’s character and her romance with Oliver.
the ending was truly perfect. i can confidently move on knowing that oliver and felicity are together again and their children are okay. it’s a relief.
— emily. (@miasfelicity) May 14, 2019
What a lovely ending and exit for Felicity on #Arrow. I can't wait for the final episodes now.
— Jen Connic (@jenconnic) May 14, 2019
With Felicity going off into, what?, a parallel universe with The Monitor to be with Oliver, that really might be the last time we see her, and he really might die. And… I’m okay with that. #Olicity #Arrow
— Charlynn Rose Seidel (@oy_CharlynnRose) May 14, 2019
But wait, we’ve got more fans who let it all out after the sad episode.
— Nora Dominick (@noradominick) May 14, 2019
— Delaney✨ (@Lane1812) May 14, 2019
Jesus Christ. Stephen. Emily. David. Kat. Ben. Those performances. Those lines of dialogue. Those character choices. Those final ten minutes. Standing ovation. What a beautiful, heartbreaking, satisfying end to this season and this version of #Arrow. pic.twitter.com/nE4DwQyHfp
— Chris King (@ckinger13) May 14, 2019
The best response has to come from Katherine McNamara, though, who plays Ollie and Felicity’s daughter Mia. Clearly, she’s not too happy that the Monitor has taken both of her parents away from her…
— Katherine McNamara (@Kat_McNamara) May 14, 2019
That’s it for Felicity in the Arrowverse – well, apart from a guest spot to come, if we’re lucky – but Oliver Queen’s adventures continue in season 8 this fall. Though it seems we could be in for even more heartbreak when Arrow returns.