With the casting announcement of Tom Amandes ("Everwood") as the villainous Calculator on this season "Arrow," fans speculated the character could be linked to Felicity's (Emily Bett Rickards) mysterious parentage. Well, executive producer Wendy Mericle has now confirmed that there is in fact a "connection" between the two characters.
Addressing the rumor that Calculator could be Felicity's father, Mericle told Entertainment Weekly, "Definitely tune in...We are very excited about this character. He does have a connection to Felicity. We're just really thrilled. Tom Amandes has been amazing in the role and is bringing a lot of kindness and a lot of malice to this character."
Amandes first appears as The Calculator in episode twelve of the series, airing February 3. His character was described in the initial casting announcement as "a criminal mastermind and technical genius... [who] uses his advanced skills in computer science and internet manipulation to blackmail Roy [Colton Haynes] out of retirement to do his bidding, which leads to an epic battle with Team Arrow."
"Arrow" airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.