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This is one of those epic videos that define the word ‘Perfection’.  

Video by KristinaOrtutova

New Zealand preview of The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak.

Has a few new snippets some of which may be of particular interest including Felicity getting in trouble (why Oliver has his ‘must save bae’ face) and the first appearance of Mama Smoak (!!!) 
Plus. Ted & Laurel scene for those interested.
Enjoying mulling over this before what I am sure will be a brill episode next week!

AUSTIN BUTLER (“THE CARRIE DIARIES”) JOINS THE CAST AS CHASE; OLIVER DEALS WITH CARRIE CUTTER — Oliver (Stephen Amell) must stop an Arrow-obsessed serial killer, Carrie Cutter (guest star Amy Gumenick), who is convinced that The Arrow is her one true love and will stop at nothing to get his attention. Unfortunately, her way of getting his attention is to kill people. Meanwhile, Ray (Brandon Routh) asks Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) to be his date for a work dinner with important clients. Thea (Willa Holland) auditions new DJs for Verdant and meets Chase (Austin Butler), a brash DJ with whom she immediately clashes. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Beth Schwartz (#307).
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FELICITY : ” WHAT DID I MISS?”

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LAUREL : ” HE LET MERLYN ESCAPE

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ROY : “NYSSA PUNCHED HIM ON HIS FACE”

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DIGGLE : ” OWW  NOTHING, JUST THAT HE DECLARE WAR WITH THE LEAGUE OF ASSASSIN”

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OLIVER QUEEN : ” IT’S BECAUSE I MISS YOU”

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FELICITY : ” WHAT THE….”

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anonymous said:

Hum, so it's ok for Felicity to be kidnapped because it's cute when Oliver saves her, but if Laurel get kidnapped she's a dumb bitch?. You should cheer 4 character development for Felicity, not for her to be fragile and need a man to save her.

WHAT????????? What are even you TALKING ABOUT? When did I EVER say that if Laurel gets kidnapped she’s a “dumb bitch?” Seriously, you are making this shit up as you go. It’s ridiculous.

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I do cheer for Felicity’s character development. You should try to read my blog once and awhile, because it’s obvious that you don’t.

But I’ve got NO issue with Oliver saving Felicity. I’ve always said that from the second I started this blog. Why? Because Felicity saves Oliver right back. In more ways than one. As I said in my original post, saving Felicity, protecting her from danger, is one of the few ways Oliver can show his love for her without having to worry about the repercussions. When Oliver saves Felicity, that’s his love in action. 

I also didn’t have a problem with Laurel being saved by Oliver. My PROBLEM was the writers continuous inconsistent writing with Laurel. Some weeks she was kicking ass like Buffy and other weeks she was the damsel in distress. It wasn’t about her being a damsel in distress, it was inconsistencies in her character. 

FURTHERMORE, Laurel is becoming Black Canary. She’ll be more than capable at saving herself, which I think is awesome. Felicity is not becoming a superhero and will always need Oliver & Diggle to protect her physically. That doesn’t make Felicity weak. There’s this idea out there that a woman has to be all and everything. We don’t. There’s nothing wrong with admitting you need help or admitting you NEED someone. That isn’t weakness…it’s strength.  The STRONGEST character on Arrow is the one that doesn’t kick ass. Marinate on that one for a minute. Nor does she need to LEARN how to kick ass in order to prove her strength. Strength is a hell of lot more than your ability to throw a punch.  

Felicity needing Oliver’s protection is no different than Oliver needing Felicity’s computer skills. We aren’t all screaming at the top of our lungs because Oliver hasn’t become as proficient at computer hacking as Felicity are we? Where’s the indignation and call for character development with that? Right. That’s what I thought.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with Oliver saving Felicity. I’ve got no problem with a man being a man. My husband is 6’1” and knows how to handle himself. He wouldn’t hesitate putting his body in between danger and me. Does that make me weak? No. That means I AM LOVED. Allowing someone to love you is the farthest thing from weakness. Oliver’s desire to protect Felicity & keep her away from danger isn’t because he believes she’s weak. On the contrary, Oliver believes Felicity is the strongest of the team. It means that Felicity IS LOVED.

Here. Read this. This is one of my very first posts EVER on Tumblr addressing your very issue.

Good grief.