Can we just talk about the implications of these two scenes for a second??
Like, when we last left Oliver and Felicity in 2x23, they were more or less both playing it like the “I love you” was 100% to fool Slade.
Yet by 3x01…
- “Like an actual date?” To me, this means they’d had interactions that probably resembled pseudo-dates but were never officially called dates because Oliver was being awkward/weird.
“Stop dangling maybes!” The only other “dangled maybe” we were privy to was the 2x23 I love you. But its also very possible Oliver spent hiatus giving off enough romantic signals for Felicity to be annoyed by yet another “dangled maybe.”
- “Say you never loved me.” So basically Felicity had 100% figured out that Oliver had really fallen in love with her and fooling Slade had nothing to do with it. And she was so confident in it, she had the balls to say it out loud. No hesitation. No “maybe I’m reading into things that aren’t there”. No. HE loves her. And SHE knows it.
LIKE GIVE ME ACCESS TO SEASON 2.5 PLEASE.
The 2.5 comics showed they were having regular CEO-for-dummies study dates and that Oliver had admitted to Roy that he had feelings for Felicity.
But like…WHAT ELSE HAPPENED??
In my head, those “study dates” became less and less like studying and more and more like dates they didn’t want to admit were dates. Like maybe one night they just got hungry while studying and ordered food. And then eventually that became a regular thing. Takeout and studying at Felicity’s apartment. Except that while they were eating, they weren’t actually studying, they were just…. talking….about anything and everything to a point where “studying” literally just became the excuse Oliver was comfortable with giving for why he wanted to spend time with Felicity every night.