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Sunday Morning Musings: How Olicity Has Enhanced the Characterization of Felicity Smoak

Good morning. It’s become customary at this point that each Sunday morning I sit down and contemplate on Arrow over the previous week with a nice cup of coffee. This morning, I’m already on my second cup in anticipation of sharing the details of today’s topic with you.

As many of you know, I tend to engage in a variety of conversations throughout social media about Arrow, Olicity, Oliver Queen, John Diggle, and of course, Felicity Smoak. This was an interesting week. Felicity Smoak and Olicity seemed to be a hot topic on the lips of lovers and haters alike. I consider that highly complementary. Especially considering Felicity Smoak may have had all of what, five lines the entire episode? An episode that was dedicated to….well, not Felicity Smoak.

Over the course of my many conversations, a couple of male Felicity fans commented that, “This is our fault, we did this to her.” “Olicity is ruining Felicity.”

Of course, my first instinct was to brush off their concerns and chop it up to Emily Bett Rickards’ relationship with her fanboys that tends to place them in a protective state over her that would put fangirls to shame. But then I thought about it and really analyzed that theory.  So today – consider this morning’s musings a love letter to the Olicity fans out there that spent this week protecting the right of Felicity Smoak’s agency within the Olicity dynamic.

In the words of my favorite Blerd blogger (when told Felicity was getting hate): “I didn’t even know there were people out there that hated Felicity.”

Word, girl. So.much.WORD.

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