Felicity’s Havenrock Resolution
So…something about Season 5 has really been burrowing under my skin. I am a diehard Olicity fan and always will be, no matter what. I honestly believe they are endgame in the minds of the writers and EPs, and would also like to think Marc G knows Felicity Smoak inside and out. But a Twitter/Tumblr reply he gave a few months back really confused me. Someone asked him something along the lines of, “Will we ever see Felicity’s resolution for Havenrock?” and MG basically replied, “What more do you need?”
So, loving Felicity to depths of my soul, I scratched my head quite a lot at that. Because I didn’t feel like Havenrock had been dealt with nearly at all. But now that season 5 is complete, I honestly believe that her resolution of that horrifying event was the entire reason for Rory’s character. Of course he was a reminder of Havenrock from the very beginning, but even though he became a member of the team, I truly believe he existed for Felicity and Felicity alone.
During the time he was with the team, Rory called her out for her involvement in Havenrock. He made her feel guilty. He made her fight past that guilt. He made her figure out how to move forward. He forgave her. And on top of that, he reached out to her and tried to prevent her from spiraling.
Oliver and Digg both spoke to Felicity about her problems, but Rory was the first one to blatantly confront her. He became a friend, a confidante, someone Felicity could trust. And when the team was confronted with another potentially devastating bomb in Russia, Rory was beside her. Felicity did all she could to prevent that disaster, and Rory was right there. He threw himself on the bomb and in stopping it he lost his own powers. Looking back on it now, I really love that symbolism. Much like blowing up Lian Yu was the symbolic end of Oliver’s years in Purgatory, Rory’s loss of power in Russia was the symbolic end of Havenrock holding power over Felicity.
And at that very moment, this happened:
I loved this hug then and I love it now. I love that Felicity’s one desire in this powerful and symbolic moment is to be with Oliver. Because right here, when Havenrock is essentially resolved in the minds of the writers, they put Felicity in Oliver’s arms. When MG felt done with Havenrock, he made sure Olicity was together. And I honestly don’t know any stronger message he could have sent to ensure us that they are endgame.
Honestly, I don’t always agree with the writers’ choices on the show, but I do believe they have our backs. And that makes me breathe a lot easier during hiatus. I can’t wait for Season 6 :)