Emily Bett Rickards announces her exit from ARROW ahead of final season

Felicity Smoak (The CW)

Sad news for Olicity fans and fans of the original Team Arrow. Today actress Emily Bett Rickards has announced that she will be leaving Arrow at the end of season 7.

The actress released a statement via her official Instagram account saying:

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 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 💕


Felicity and Me

At this stage it would appear that Felicity will be skipping out on the series short, 10-episode, final season which will air in the Autumn. The CW has yet to release an official statement but her post has been liked by Stephen Amell which adds some legitimacy to her words.

Will you miss Felicity as the show heads towards the finish line?

Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, David Ramsey as John Diggle and Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance/Black Siren. Season 7 will see the return of Colton Haynes as Roy Harper/Arsenal.

Arrow airs on The CW Mondays at 8/7c. In the UK the show airs on Sky One on Thursdays at 9pm.

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