Review time Olicitiers!
I know i’m kinda late to the party—-or should i say madness?
First things first…. I LOVED the episode.
Were there things that i didn’t like? Of course… I’ll get to them later…
From an Olicity perspective i know that this episode wasn’t what we really wanted but we all need to remind ourselves that we are shipping a slow burn couple. I know… i know everyone’s tired of the word “slow burn” but it’s the truth. Slow burn means there will be millions of obstacles on our couple’s way, they’ll date other people, there’ll be moments where we want to burn our tv… But trust me it’ll be worth it.
Writers have been highlighting Felicity’s feelings for Oliver ever since Barry showed up. Yes, they also touched on Oliver’s feelings with the “can’t be with someone i really care about” scene and Diggle’s “you didn’t have a problem before Barry showed up” lines. But Felicity’s feelings are more visible.
Barry and Moira already pointed out that she has feelings for Oliver. Writers want viewers to see that this awesome, funny, beautiful, talented, loyal girl is slowly falling in love with the main character.
Writers are the ones making Felicity the most likable and relatable character on Arrow. Why? Bcoz they want us to root for her. And we do!
As a tv addict i know for sure that the show will return back to Olicity and it’ll be in full force. Right now Olicity-romance is in pause mode. I doubt we’ll get anything too big in the next few episodes ahead but i’m sure there’ll be a big moment in the finale.
On to the episode…
Felicity rocked it! I was surprised to read that some people found her childish and stupid and they were angry at the writers bcoz of it.
I’m 35 and god knows that i act childish sometimes, so what? You can’t be sassy and cool and smart and sexy and perfect all the time.
For example Sara being good at everything isn’t realistic. So i don’t want that for Felicity…
I want her to act childish sometimes if she feels like it. I wanted to give her a big hug in those scenes. Which means writers are doing a good job at making this character relatable.
Felicity is a character who has deep trust issues… So in this episode it’s totally understandable that she had a hard time. Sara being perfect, Clock King being smart and hacked her system made her doubt her worth….
But in the end Felicity was the one saving perfect Sara’s life coz she ain’t that perfect, beat Clock King coz he ain’t that smart.
On to Olicity scenes
I actually enjoyed their interactions…
*And… what are you wearing?
*What is it exactly you think you can do here to help?
*Wait…How do you know that?
Because I’m here.
*Are you spinning?
*You’ll always be my girl Felicity
Especially the last one!!! I know it wasn’t one of those “deep-emotional” Olicity moments that we’re used to get but it was still so freakin sweet. Oliver’s special Felicity smile is always a good sight. And Felicity on drugs is the funniest cutest thing ever. Love it!
Besides whenever they are having a nice moment it seems like Oliver just can’t keep his hands away. Shoulder, face, hand… He just needs to touch her. This time it was her face… And nop, it was not a friendly gesture. You don’t cup your friends face like that. Diggle didn’t do that when he was trying to cheer Felicity up. We see you and your subconscious Oliver!
And finally the things i dislike
1- Sara being perfect
I love Sara… She is really a good girl and a good person. She also likes Felicity which is a bonus point. But come on now, analyzing blood, having computer skills, being a pro in martial arts all at the same time?
2- Sara inviting Oliver to the familiy dinner
Come on writers! I know you needed Oliver there to create drama but it was just stupid. Wished you could have come up with something better.
3- Oliver not noticing that something was up with Felicity
In 2x13 he noticed her mood and all but in this episode he can’t see it? Not buying it. I know that writers wanted Felicity to doubt herself. And probably they wanted to have Diggle/Felicity bonding moment (which was awesome btw) but still Oliver not noticing made him a little bit out of character.
4- Leather jacket joke
I didn’t think Felicity wearing a leather jacket meant that she was trying to look cool like BC (and the rest of the team) if it wasn’t for Sara pointing out. The only thing i thought when i saw her jacket was that Felicity has an amazing fashion style. But writers had to put this joke there which was the only Felicity scene that i didn’t really like.
The best scene goes to….
Slade fking Wilson for being such a boss!