MATTY! HOW COOL WAS SLADE IN THE FINALE?! YOU STILL THINK HE'S THE BEST VILLAIN?
Slade was awesome in the finale! I loved the glimpse we got of the pre-Mirakuru Slade - that gruff, sarcastic guy you could trust in your corner. I also loved the parallels in the action sequences, with what Slade taught Oliver to now. It was so cool.
He’s a brilliant big bad but this episode proved he’s definitely the best Olicity shipper after Digg, that’s for sure. The entire episode was full of Slade low-key not so low-key shipping Olicity. We all saw the obvious ones like this
(I’m also pretty convinced that like every mortal and immortal character in the Arrowverse, he’s more than half in love with Felicity - mostly because she stabbed him in the neck and caught him by surprise. Remember, he fell in love with Shado because she could kick his ass. Now, since he can’t have her, he’s all for waving the Olicity flag)
Which leads to this awesome moment
(JUST LOOK AT SLADE! He looks like the future Olicity kid stuck in the middle after doing something naughty, while his parents argue about it. I can honestly imagine a million conversations with the exact same words happening in the Olicity future, only different kids replace Slade in the middle of this gifset)
and this (told ya he was smitten!)
But it’s the hidden gems that killed me. Gems that we caught but weren’t meant to be there like that probably.
When Olicity break apart after the kiss and Slade is covering his eyes (again like the kid who caught his parents kissing) or facepalming because he wanted more (where he is the fandom). I just can’t with him…
I know it’s stretching things a bit but who the hell cares? You bet my ass that while Felicity leaves the team for a sec, Slade Wilson is talking the man talk with Digg about that perfect Olicity reunion, while the rest of everyone who’s on that island give their perfect inputs.