The Season 2 finale of Arrow toyed with “Olicity” fans, when Oliver Queen declared his love for Felicity Smoak — only for it to be revealed as a hoax designed to ensnare Slade Wilson.
But the sparks cannot be denied: Felicity has feelings for Oliver, and it appears he might have some feelings for her as well. The question will be further explored in the third season, producer Greg Berlanti tells TV Line.
He confirms that in the season premiere, Oliver will ask Felicity out on a date, now that he believes he has a better grasp on his crime-fighting lifestyle.
“They’re real characters to us, and they had that conversation on the beach, and they had that conversation in the house to help capture Slade,” Berlanti said. “So the question you have to ask is: Does Oliver have real, genuine emotions for her? And how aware is he of that? And how aware does he make her of that? That is an active part of the season this year.”
Beyond his love life, Oliver has to deal with a new antagonist once the season comes into focus. Berlanti teased that the villain will “feel different” from Season 2’s Slade, with “some personal elements of connectivity to Oliver,” as revealed in flashbacks.
“Hopefully, fans of the DC Universe will be really pleased by who it is,” he added.
Arrow returns Oct. 8 on The CW.