New Arrow Synopsis May Reveal How Felicity Exits The Show

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Much to the chagrin of a good percentage of the viewing audience, series stalwart Emily Bett Rickards will soon be exiting Arrow, opting not to stick around for the final season. And to add to the surprise, she’s supposedly set to bounce before the season finale arrives.

Of course, theories have been swirling as to just how Felicity Smoak will be written off the series. I have my own ideas, but the freshly released synopsis for season 7’s penultimate episode, “Living Proof,” may provide some hints:

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.

Yes, that’s a tad bit cryptic, though descriptions for episodes airing late in a given season of television often tend to be.

When it comes to the part about SCPD knocking at Felicity’s door with a warrant in hand, I think you needn’t fear her being carted off to prison. Not only would that be a grim way for her to exit, but it’d contradict everything we’ve learned about her and Mia in the flash forward segments. After all, “Overwatch” is fated to raise her baby in seclusion.

Given that, it’s my assumption that this development will serve as the final catalyst for Felicity leaving town. If having to deal with supervillains on a regular basis weren’t enough, then flying too close to the sun for the last time when it comes to illegal hacking may inspire her to play it safe for the time being.

Arrow airs on Monday nights on The CW, with “Living Proof” set to debut on May 6th.

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