If learning that the series will end following its eighth season weren’t enough, Arrow fans also had reason to get misty-eyed this past weekend when reading that Emily Bett Rickards will make her exit well before then. But if “Olicity” shippers are to make off with any sort of consolation prize, it’s that they finally got their baby.
What’s kind of funny is that we saw said baby before she actually had a chance to be born in a chronological sense. Those who’ve been keeping up with the show have been aware of how a certain gal named Mia (or Blackstar, if you prefer) had been given ample screentime during the flash forward segments. And as it turns out, she’s actually the offspring of Oliver and Felicity.
To offer explanation of how she rose from simple country girl to badass vigilante, the producers detailed Mia’s background in “Star City 2040.” Though the parts showing her as an infant were brief, consulting producer Marc Guggenheim preserved the moment by sharing the following photo on Twitter, captioning it with “I got more than a few requests for this…”
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If you’re of keen eye, then you should notice how this image is actually different from the one shared by James Bamford not long ago. In fact, it’s arguably better because it captures Ollie and Felicity looking even more like proud parents.
For more on what the immediate future holds, here’s the official synopsis for the next adventure to air, that being “Lost Canary”:
BIRDS OF PREY; CAITY LOTZ GUEST STARS — After being accused of murder and having her criminal past exposed, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) goes full Black Siren and teams up with an old criminal acquaintance, Shadow Thief (guest star Carmel Amit), to go on a crime spree around Star City. While Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) aims to bring Laurel in, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) refuses to give up on her friend and tries everything to get through to her, even summoning Sara Lance (guest star Caity Lotz) for help. However, Laurel rebuffs all her efforts, forcing the former friends to face off against each other. Kristin Windell directed the episode written by Jill Blankenship & Elisa Delson (#718).
Arrow returns with new episodes on Monday, April 15th on The CW.