Olicity fans aren’t going to like “Arrow’s” fifth season. Executive Producer and co-showrunner Wendy Mericle says that Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) won’t be getting back together any time soon.
“They’re both in crisis mode,” she told TV Line. “Oliver’s got two really big jobs, and [Felicity] is spinning out about Havenrock. Until they’ve gotten some clarity for themselves, there’s not much room for the relationship side of things.”
Mericle says that, when viewers return to the superhero show, they’ll find that Oliver is “very much the focus of the first nine [episodes],” with the hero being “the one thing that anchors and pulls everybody through.”
Mericle says Oliver will be taking his new role as mayor “seriously,” but still isn’t doing so hot at it, forcing little sis Thea (Willa Holland) to step in.
“She, like Oliver, is trying to figure out her legacy through City Hall,” said Mericle.
Felicity, meanwhile, is struggling with guilt over accidentally destroying Havenrock with a nuclear bomb, which has her “doubled down in a bunker,” while Diggle is “trying to figure out how he can get that sense of himself back, after killing his brother.
The team will face off against a new villain, Prometheus, who is a “very personal” threat. Mericle says that the ending will be “very specific to Oliver.”
“Arrow” returns to The CW on Oct. 5.
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