Matty! Matty!!! Matty!!!!! I was talking to someone on twitter and they asked if the coat Felicity was wearing at the end of 5x05 was the same coat in 4x09 engagement. Is it? Is it, Matty? What if it is? What does it mean????? My heart is racing at the thought of it being the same coat.
(I swear I flailed for a second when I read this)
4x09 COAT from the front
from the back
5x05 COAT from the front
from the back
Not the same coat.
But it is the exact same lighter shade of brownish red.
(This reminds me of this thing we studied in primary school about colors. Mixing colors, to be specific.
Just a random thought, but when I saw this color, and I realized it’s the shade you can get my mixing a bit of red and green, conditioned to the proportion used of individual colors, of course. Cool, right?)
Anyhow, this is the warm shade of brownish red that Oliver proposed to her in, the warm shade of brownish red that they have this conversation in.
In the first one they are surrounded by happy Christmas lights, though artificial - like it had been with them, with Oliver keeping such a secret from her.
In the second one, they are surrounded by natural, warm sunlight, shining on them, illuminating them, because all of one is out in the open for the other to see.
Coincidence? I think not.
And since we’re talking colors, I’ll mention the other thing I thought of when watching the episode.
I also found it very interesting that Felicity was wrapped up in an undeniably forest green wrap while having this talk
Seriously, Felicity has worn this clean, pure shade of green only two other times: Here
Right before they left for Central City and secrets came between them. The last time she wore green on the show was the last time Oliver and Felicity had been truly happy and untainted by the shadows of lies.
They had cheered their friends in their home
been a happy couple
and Oliver had admitted to this
right before it was taken away.
And second, right here
the last time Oliver proposed to her
and they decided to get married because they loved each other so much, everything else be damned,
I find it curious that in 5x05, while they are having this conversation, while Oliver is right in front of her opening up,
Felicity hunches herself, withdraws into herself, and wraps herself even more into the green.
The green that’s surrounding her like a warm cocoon, like a shield.
The green that she’s drawing comfort from.
The green that, on Arrow, is Oliver.
Curious, isn’t it?