asking you anything: 1.) do you think damian darhk is felicity's father? 2.) if so, how do you think that whole thing is going to go down in s4 (or how do you hope it's going to go down?)
1) DEAR LORD I HOPE SO.
2) Okay, I have high hopes for season 4. I want them to do awesome things with this show, things they should have done from the beginning. Family theme. I want them to focus on the found family between Team Arrow. And, well, let’s break it down.
Most of the conflict this season for Oliver concerning family will be with Connor. I want Oliver to wrestle with being a father, with trying to be a better father than Robert. I want Oliver to realize that he can be a good father. I want this to be something that brings Oliver and Felicity together, not drive them apart. And I want it to end with Oliver proposing to Felicity.
I want so much out of Felicity this season. They screwed up her character arc this season and I want them to explore her character more this season. I want her to reconcile more with Mama Smoak. I want her to wrestle with the fact that her father is a supervillain. I want her to wrestle with her own moral compass, the realization that maybe she’s more like her father than she’s willing to admit. I want her to deal with the fact that she’d kill or let people die if it meant serving what she sees as the greater good.
You know what?
I want Damian to kidnap Felicity, not as some sort of manpain initiative, but as a way to reconnect with his daughter and even recruit her into HIVE. I want Daughter of Darhk? Damn, she’s gotta be powerful. I want Felicity to honestly consider it, if all else for the sake of connecting with her father. And Oliver? Oliver would do anything to save Felicity. But putting the man she loves and her father up against each other? That’s gonna be some conflict.
I want Diggle to be on the frontlines of this story arc. I want Diggle to deal with being a good father to his own family, but if Felicity is kidnapped and HIVE killed his brother, I can see no better way for Diggle to work with Oliver again than to save Felicity and bring justice for Diggle’s family. I want Diggle to be on the frontlines again. I don’t really want a mask for him, but I do want to see him out in the field and not just sidelined like he was this past season.
I want Thea to connect more with Oliver, to bond with him like we saw bits of in season 1. I want Thea to wrestle with the fact that her father is the Demon’s Head. I want her to start to think about how to defeat Malcolm once and for all.
And speaking of Malcolm…
I want Tommy Merlyn alive. I want Thea to deal with the fact that she has a brother. I want Tommy to come back and haunt the fuck out of Malcolm. I want Tommy to come back but I’m not sure I want him to be good. I want him to be changed by the Lazarus Pit waters or some version thereof. I want Malcolm to deal with the fact that he killed his own son. I want Tommy to seek justice for himself and for Thea. I want him to actively decide not to be like his father. Also, Merlance.
And speaking of the Lances…
Reconciliation between Laurel and Quentin. It needs to happen.