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Title Change For Arrow Episode. What Could It Mean?

August 19th, 2014 by Todd Black 1 Comment

With Arrow continuing to grow, there’s always speculation on who will show up, what teams may form and how close to DC canon they’ll get.

Earlier during SDCC, we talked about how an episode of Arrow from Season 3 was going to be titled Oracle. Some thought that Barbara Gordon may show up in Arrow, but it was quickly debunked when it was revealed to be the origin story for Arrow’s own Felicity Smoak. Further lending to the rumors of the Birds of Prey coming together (as we already have Canary and Huntress in the show) with Felicity acting as Oracle.

Though the following news doesn’t debunk that, the Felicity-centered episode has now undergone a name change. It is now titled, as told by Entertainment Weekly, The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak. This is clearly a callback to the numerous Secret Origin stories that have graced DC over the years, but it does make one wonder, “why the name change?”

On the topic of what the episode is about, Marc Guggenheim had this to say:

“We’ve established in the past that mom is a cocktail waitress in Vegas. She and Felicity are two very different people. Episode 5, which is when Felicity’s mom comes to town, really deals with the differences between these two women and how much of their relationship is a struggle as a result. It’s a real challenge for these two people to find some common ground.”

What about the dad? Well…

“The mystery of who Felicity’s dad is probably gets extended more than it gets answered.”

So there you have it, Felicity will get her true time in the spotlight this season, but to what end one has to wonder? Will she fully embrace her Oracle-like status? Or will something else happen in the meantime?

Arrow returns on Oct. 8th.

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Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!