If 5x19 is
indicative of the final four episodes of Season 5, then we are in for one hell
of a ride.
After setting Oliver and Felicity off into trajectories, Arrow
returns to the center as Felicity’s relationship with Helix come to a head. Original Team Arrow is splintered as Felicity
aligns herself against Oliver and Diggle. Smoak versus Arrow is more than just Felicity
going head to head with those who know and love her best. It’s about diving into Felicity’s real
motivations. Sure, we were told Felicity’s grief over Billy is pushing her over
(keep singing that tune Arrow),
but we knew there was more. The truth
is, Felicity’s motivations haven’t strayed too far from center after all.