As Arrow gears up for their final season this fall, longtime cast member Emily Bett Rickards, who plays Felicity Smoak, will not be around for the last ride.
Rickards announced via Instagram that she will be leaving after the seventh season of Arrow on the CW Network. You can check out her goodbye on Instagram below:
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❤️🖤💛💕💜💙 The time has come to talk of many memes. Of bows and arrows and superheroes and Olicity and Queens And why TGA is so damn hot And yes, canaries need more scenes… But wait just one minute before we go and do all of that For this makes me out of breath To have this not small chat Felicity and I are a very tight two But after one through seven we will be saying goodbye to you I thank you all for the time we’ve shared The elevators we have climbed The monsters we have faced and scared And The burgers we have dined I will keep her in my heart for always And I hope that you can too Because she would not be alive if it weren’t for all of you 💕 Love, Felicity and Me
Rickards made her first appearance as Felicity Smoak in season one. It was a guest starring role. Smoak’s interaction with Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen was received so well among fans that Rickards was then rewarded by becoming a season regular during the first season. Rickards went on to play the role for the next six seasons.
It will be interesting to see how the final season will play out considering Rickards’ Smoak has been an integral part of the show.
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