Whether you love or hate it, “Olicity” is coming back to Arrow and it’s looking like it’s here to stay. Ever since the final few episodes of last year’s outing, Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak have been rekindling their romance after a couple of shaky seasons. Now, for the first time in a long while, we know that episode 3 of season 6, titled “Next of Kin,” will see the couple actually lock lips.
Ollie and Felicity’s growing affections were once one of the most popular elements of Arrow, but season 4 killed a lot of people’s goodwill for the couple due to an over reliance on soap opera-type relationship drama. Some fans might be worrying that things will be going down that road again, but thankfully, evidence suggests that the pair will have a much smoother romance this time around. A set photo from the Arrowverse crossover even seemed to confirm that Oliver and Felicity will be tying the knot in just a few weeks’ time.
As for the rest of this instalment, “Next of Kin” will see the gang come up against Onyx, a DC comics villain who’s new to the Arrowverse. Check out the official synopsis below:
DC CHARACTER ONYX VISITS STAR CITY — A rogue black ops team led by Onyx (guest star Chastity Dotson) breaks into Kord Industries and steals something lethal. Oliver (Stephen Amell) struggles to connect with William (guest star Jack Moore) so he reaches out to a surprising source for help. Kevin Tancharoen directed the episode written by Speed Weed & Oscar Balderrama (#603). Original airdate 10/26/2017.
The title of the episode suggests that it’ll deal with the relationship between Oliver and his son, William. In fact, Arrow exec producer Wendy Mericle recently spoke about how the character’s struggle to come to grips with being a father will be a major theme throughout season 6, saying:
“We are definitely exploring this notion of what is it like for Oliver to have a kid and be in the spotlight in the city. We are going to be using that as a platform to tell some stories, because it’s just a natural place to go. It gives us an opportunity to tell political stories from a different perspective.”
Arrow airs Thursday nights on The CW.