Emily Bett Rickards Set To Return For Arrow Finale

by Erik Amaya

Arrow -- "Brothers & Sisters" -- Image Number: AR714B_0002b -- Pictured: Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Felicity Smoak will make once last appearance in the Arrowverse.

Arrow star Stephen Amell announced on Friday that former co-star Emily Bett Rickards will return for the program’s series finale. “There’ll be a lot of news coming out about our final episode over the next few months. I prefer when you hear it from us. Welcome back Emily,” he wrote in a Twitter post, suggesting news of her return was about to break.

Rickards departed the show last season when her contract expired. At the time, she said she felt the character had “done her time” on the show. And as the eighth season has proved so far, there has been little room for her or baby Mia. Then again, one imagines she’d love to meet the grown-up Mia (Katherine McNamara) who has now traveled back to the past with the rest of Team Arrow 2.0.

When we last saw Felicity, it was in 2040. There, the Monitor (La Monica Garrett) appeared take her to place from which there is no return to see “him.” Presumably, she will be reunited with Oliver (Amell) on a idyllic version of Lian Yu somewhere in a pocket universe of the Monitor’s creation. At least, we’re extrapolating from the Arrow Season 7 finale and the final pages of Crisis on Infinite Earths, in which the Golden Age Superman and Lois Lane were offered an unending paradise far from the pressures of the DC Universe.

Arrow airs Wednesdays on The CW.

(h/t TVLine)

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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