Felicity Will Be Going To Dark Places When ‘Arrow’ Season 5 Returns

[SPOILERS FOR ARROW SEASON 5 MID-SEASON FINALE]

In the mid-season finale of Arrow we saw Oliver Queen taking prometheus head on, but in doing so he made a huge mistake. While pursuing ‘Prometheus’, the current season’s underlying antagonist, Oliver thought he managed to kill the evil, dark-hooded archer but he soon discovered that Prometheus pulled a ‘Dark Knight’ on him by dressing up Felicity’s cop boyfriend Billy Malone (Tyler Ritter) as Prometheus and tieing his hands to a bow.

After firing an arrow into Billy’s chest, Oliver had to return to the Team Arrow Lair and confess what he had done to Felicity. Arrow executive producer Wendy Mericle recently spoke to TV Line about what the events in the mid-season finale will mean for Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards)  going forward…

“Felicity has set her sights on Prometheus. This season we have said we’re going to take her to a darker place, and you’re seeing the genesis of the reason why, right here. [Felicity] is going to meet some people who are both a bit tied to her past but also very much tied to this new future she’s contemplating, and that’s going to draw her away from the team and lead her to do some things that are pretty morally questionable. One thing Felicity is not going to do, I can tell you for sure, is blame Oliver.”

Could the characters tied to her past be referring to her days as a black hat hacker? We’ll find out when Arrow season 5 returns with ‘Who Are You?’ on January 25th 2017!

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Source: TV Line