Anonymous said: I’m starting to dislike felicity which sucks cause she’s in my top two. But like if shes in love with Oliver why is going on a date and kissing Barry literally a week or two after fighting Oliver to be with her? I’m all for her not waiting which is what Ray…
You’re missing the point. Felicity isn’t a toy. She’s not a thing. She’s the woman Oliver loves. This isn’t about whether Oliver loves Felicity enough or if Felicity loves Oliver enough. Love isn’t the problem between these two. This is about the LIFE they want to live. Felicity wants to live life. Oliver doesn’t. That’s not something you can compromise on.
He isn’t going to fight for Felicity because she’s some toy Ray Palmer took from him. This is about Oliver fighting not only to survive but TO LIVE. Felicity is that reason. She gives Oliver SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR. Oliver’s journey this season is to learn how to embrace it, live it and not fear it.
But if Felicity never leaves him, if she doesn’t CHOOSE LIFE by leaving Oliver…Oliver isn’t forced to change. By staying, Felicity would be accepting the way Oliver is living his life. Only surviving isn’t enough. Living life as a stepping stone to inevitable death isn’t enough. She wants more. She deserves more…and so does Oliver.
But why would Oliver search for more if he loses nothing by hiding under the hood? If Felicity doesn’t leave, Oliver loses nothing. So nothing changes. Oliver’s greatest fear is if he allows himself happiness, if he allows himself to be Oliver Queen, he will lose everything. The only way Oliver searches for life outside the cave, outside The Arrow, is if he stands to LOSE MORE if he doesn’t. Oliver has to believe he’ll lose more by not living rather than what he believes he’ll lose by living.
And Oliver will only LOSE MORE if he stands to lose Felicity permanently. Losing her to Ray Palmer would be a certainty. Losing her to death is only a possibility, but one Oliver believes he can stop by being The Arrow. Oliver needs to learn what he can and cannot control. He also needs to learn that being The Arrow doesn’t preclude him from being Oliver Queen. In fact, to be effective as The Arrow…he MUST be Oliver Queen. He can be a better man, love better, protect better if he’s BOTH Oliver Queen and The Arrow. Felicity’s safety, his humanity, their love, their happiness…it’s all connected to Oliver accepting both sides of himself. Death is a possibility for us all. All the time. Oliver is right about that - it is inevitable. But death shouldn’t be the reason you hide from life. Embracing life is the only way to face down the fear of death. Oliver still needs to learn that.
This is an incredibly adult relationship with incredibly complex emotions and heavy literary themes. We cannot boil these characters down to things or toys or possessions. These are fully realized characters and they are literally grappling with the meaning of life.
Overall, I was a little underwhelmed. I think I built it up too much in my head. C’est la vie. It happens. But that Olicity scene and the Oliver & Diggle scene? SPECTACULAR.
First things first. Stephen Amell. I gotta bone to pick with you Mr. "It’s Not Like We’ll Never Address That He Said I Love You In Reverse." My assumption was that it would be this episode that it would be addressed. I hate it when I’m wrong.
Look folks…it’s gonna get rough. They gave us our happiness in 3x01. It was a great 25 minutes wasn’t it? Good times. Now they’ve got to strip it away. Say it with me…FUCKING WHEDON.
Why are the writers doing this? They have to break the ship down so it can be rebuilt. Rebuilt into something EPIC.
I theorized the break up would send Oliver & Felicity off into different trajectories. Then the rest of the season is about deciding, if they can or WANT to find their way to back to each other.
This was the beginning of the different trajectories.
Review of #Arrow Episode 07x02
So, after much consideration and battling with myself, I’ve decided to give into my feels and analyze my favorite Olicity moments from the premiere. Get ready for a whole lot of gifs (that aren’t mine).
So. Much. Flirting. These two weren’t even…
"That’s right Olicity fans, there is an epic kiss that fans have been waiting for – for over two seasons — and what a kiss it is. ARROW delivers on that front. It is Felicity Smoak’in awesome! If you haven’t gone weak in the knees and turned into a big puddle on the floor after that kiss, you are not human and get to the doctor stat."
In the bottom of the eighth inning of the first game of the ALDS series between the Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers, the Orioles offense went gangbusters and sent 14 players to the plate as well as prompting three pitching changes. This took a long time, so the Los Angeles Angels-Kansas City Royals game began on TNT instead of TBS. But Thursday night was a Castle marathon on TNT, and when it got interrupted by baseball, Castle fans were none too pleased.