Arrow season 3 episode 12 marked the return of the Arrow himself, which was great, but much of the discussion online has revolved around Felicity this episode. It looks like everyone’s favourite character, sweet Felicity is starting to get some hate, and has been called “annoying” by a lot of people after the last couple of Arrow episodes. So lets discussion Arrow season 3 episode 12!
So here’s the situation: Malcolm Merlyn is scared shitless of Ra’s Al Ghul. Which is understandable because Ra’s is sorta, extremely intense. So Malcolm makes Thea (unbeknownst to her) kill Sara. Why? Well Sara was a member of the League of Assassins so whoever the killer is must be punished by going in a win or die battle with Ra’s himself. So Malcolm’s plan was to get Thea to kill Sara so that Oliver would be forced to protect his sister and proclaim that he was the one who killed Sara, and will fight Ra’s. Malcolm did this because he believes Oliver can kill Ra’s.
Obviously that didn’t happen and Oliver instead got a sword through his chest. But luckily the guy is back from the dead and has returned to his dear Felicity and the rest of Team Arrow, telling them that he will be working with Malcolm to kill Ra’s. Felicity isn’t taking any of this and storms out and yells at Oliver.
And here’s where the discussion lies. A lot of people have been saying that Felicity’s behaviour in tonight’s episode was just annoying. Oliver Queen just came back from the dead and all this damn woman is doing is complaining! But I have to partly disagree and partly agree with those people.
Instead of being awkward and shy in the corner, Felicity has grown the confidence to actually express what she feels, and what she feels makes sense. It’s crazy that Oliver is going to team-up with the man who essentially killed his best friend and former love. And I’m glad Felicity’s character has grown to be more than just the girl that makes cute awkward remarks.
Although I can understand why some people would start finding her annoying now, and it’s the classic CW syndrome. The CW loves melodrama, so in order to get that they must make Felicity act all super dramatic and storm out so they can reach the climax to which she starts talking about their love and stuff like that. Obviously the love angle between the pair has become a big aspect of the show now, but I feel like instead of trying to achieve that CW melodrama, the writers should stick to the roots of the character.
And in that moment I don’t think Felicity would have been so dramatic (complaining about him making them believe he was dead, I mean come on that wasn’t his fault!). Instead I think yes she would have been upset but I think she would have also asked what his bigger plan is. She knows Oliver doesn’t trust Malcolm so perhaps he intends on double crossing him, and Felicity should have let Oliver explain himself instead of constantly cutting him off to continue her melodramatic speech.
Anyways this was just a small part of an otherwise pretty good Arrow episode, but inconsistent writing is what ruined the Laurel character in season 2, so lets not do that with Felicity as well in season 3.
But what do you think? Did you find Felicity to be a little irritable in Arrow season 3 episode 12 or not? Let me know!
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