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Emily Bett Rickards to quit Arrow this season as Felicity

April 1st, 2019 by Marc Comments

We all know that next season will be Arrow’s last on The CW and it looks like some of the cast are already heading to pastures new.

Star Emily Bett Rickards, best known as Felicity Smoak, has announced she will be departing the series this season before its final year.

The actress wrote on Instagram: “Felicity and I are a very tight two, but after one through seven we will be saying goodbye to you.”

Arrow will end after a shorter 10-episode run next year and it’s likely it will reach its conclusion during the Crisi on Infinite Earths crossoever with Flash, Supergirl and The Legends of Tomorrow.

Arrow/Oliver Queen star Stephen Amell had this to say:

“For me… August 3rd, 2012 is the most important day in the history of our show. It was the first day I worked with Emily,” Stephen wrote.

“Her energy and the vibrancy she gave to Felicity Smoak is only surpassed by what she personally gave to me. She was a co-worker that became a best friend. So on the first day of our last episode together, I’d like everyone to know how deeply I appreciate the past seven years. EmBett… We wouldn’t be here without you. I love you. And I cannot wait to see what you do next.”

Here’s the actress’ original post:

 

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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

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And here’s Stephen Amell’s tribute to her:

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….