SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR
A look inside the latest episode of Arrow called 'Reversal' as Felicity goes into the field and Oliver Queen is left behind. Our first look at Arrow Season 7 promises a colorful new twist for Felicity!. The fact that it's Felicity's words that set Oliver on his hero's journey . in more ways than one plus a girl always knows when she's met “the.
But… it was also the only bed in the room. There was a wingback chair and a small table over by the doors to the balcony but aside from that and the padded bench at the foot of the bed, there were no other surfaces. She slid her gaze over to Oliver to find that he was watching her carefully, as though he expected her to suddenly bolt.
I promise to be a gentleman. It's a big bed, I'm sure we can sleep in there together without it being a big deal. We don't even have to touch. She knew he was right. But to be so close to him, all night long… It just seemed like a disaster waiting to happen.
What if she forgot in the middle of the night and snuggled up to him? She'd always been a cuddler. How horribly awkward would that be? The bathroom was like something out of a magazine. There was a huge vanity, a separate room for the toilet, an enormous shower with more shower heads than she'd ever seen in one place before in her life and then there was the bathtub… Set under another pitched ceiling and before a set of leaded glass windows, the humungous coper plated tub was set before a stone fireplace and actually had two sets of stone steps that lead up the sides so you could climb in.
It was less "bathtub" and more "hot tub" but Felicity wasn't about to complain. I thought you'd like that. They dealt with their suitcases and Felicity marveled at how it felt to hang her new clothes in such a fancy and spacious closet.
When they were both unpacked, they headed back downstairs and this time, Oliver lead her into the living room. There was another enormous fireplace, made of river rock this time, and a giant Christmas tree glittering in the corner of the room, right in front of the bank of floor to ceiling windows. Everything was about ten times more fancy than she was used to but still somehow homey and cozy. Comfortable looking throw blankets were draped across the backs of the sofas and chairs and the fire in the fireplace added a warmth to the room that was accentuated by the festive but tastefully decorated tree.
Thea and Roy were cuddled up on one of the sofas while Moira and Walter sat in the matching chairs, sipping at tea and reading books. Everyone looked up as they entered and Walter got to his feet. Unlike his wife, the warmth reached his dark eyes and set her immediately at ease. Thank you for opening your lovely home to me," she said. Make yourself at home, Felicity. We're here to have fun and relax.
A loud and melodic chiming rang out and everyone stilled and looked towards the entryway. Felicity had met Tommy a time or two, when he'd joined her and Oliver for lunch, and found him to be a fun guy.
It was hard to get a read on him, he tended to hide under charm and banter, but the sense she got was that he cared deeply about Oliver and that meant he couldn't be all bad. Moments later, both men appeared at the doorway to the living room.
Tommy had a broad grin on his face and a duffle bag in one hand. With a squeal, Thea launched herself out of Roy's arms and across the room to him, enveloping him in a huge hug.
Tommy laughed and hugged her back. His attention turned to Felicity and his smile deepened. Good to see you here. Of course he knew. And while she didn't expect him to reveal it, she wasn't entirely sure how she felt about him knowing. So all she could do was smile weakly back at him and say, "Hey, Tommy. Way to share with the rest of the class, Oliver," Thea muttered. Tommy choked back a laugh, Felicity blushed and Oliver looked distinctly aggrieved.
The afternoon went smoothly, or as smoothly as one could hope with this particular group of people. Oliver didn't really care for the way his mother kept glancing at Felicity, but Walter, Roy, and Thea all were welcoming her with open arms. And Tommy adored her, of course.
But then, he and Tommy had often had similar taste in women. Dinner was in an hour and Thea had roped Felicity into playing a game of Monopoly with her and Roy. Tommy was unpacking in his room just down the hall, across from Thea and Roy's room.
Oliver retreated to the room he was sharing with Felicity, feeling a little out of sorts. He didn't even know what he had to feel out of sorts about. Things were going well. But maybe they were going too well. He found he liked having Felicity there, was enjoying spending this time with her and he liked to watch her interact with his family. It aroused something in his chest; something unfamiliar. It made him worry, actually. Because until he'd closed himself up in this room two minutes ago, he hadn't once thought of Laurel all day long.
He'd thought of her multiples times a day ever since she'd broken up with him. Even while he was waiting and giving her space to think and realize they were worth fighting for, he thought of her. She was his future, he'd been sure of it since he was a teenager.
But today, she'd been far from his mind and in her place was… Felicity. It made him feel at odds with himself. He had to do something to remind himself of his goals in all of this. Sitting on the edge of the bed, he pulled his phone from his pocket.
He dialed Laurel's number and wasn't terribly surprised when she didn't answer. Sighing, he left a voicemail.
I just wanted to wish you a happy holiday. I hope you're enjoying the time with your family. And I wanted you to know I'm thinking about you. I still want a chance, Laurel. Call me if you want to talk too. That was a terrible message. But it was out there and there was no taking it back.
A moment later, his phone rang in his hand and he answered right away without even check to see who was calling first. I saw you called Laurel. I was sitting next to her when her phone rang. Why didn't she answer? I'm trying to get her to open up to me but I can't get that done if you're hovering," Sara pointed out. Do you want to be with her? Then you're going to have to back off. Is your mom on your case?
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He always used to tell Sara everything, just like he told Tommy everything. But something about this felt like he should keep it to himself. So, do you think you can let me handle this with Laurel? Thanks, I really appreciate what you're doing. You're my friend, Oliver. And I'm part of this problem, I feel like I need to fix it. Have a merry Christmas. Give your sister a hug for me, okay? Looking up, he saw Felicity standing there, watching him with an unreadable expression.
Thea and Roy wanted to go out and play in the snow," she explained, gesturing towards the closet helplessly. He realized that she'd probably overheard his phone conversation and wondered what all she'd heard. Am I invited along? If you don't have anyone better to talk to, that is. Oliver hid his cringe. Let me just go get my coat. Oliver now knew that she'd overheard his conversation to Sara, but he wondered why she was giving him the cold shoulder about it.
Surely, she hadn't overheard anything she didn't already know. And it's not like she'd really care about him wanting to call Laurel anyhow, would she? She avoided him while the group of them cavorted outside in the snow, addressing either Thea, Roy or Tommy directly instead of him. No one else seemed to notice it but he sure did.
And then, at dinner, she sat on the other side of the table from him, next to Roy on one side and Walter on the other. She spent the entirety of dinner discussing Queen Consolidated business with Walter and seemed to be utterly in her element.
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Oliver was left to talk to Tommy and his mother, which was fine, but he missed Felicity's smiles aimed in his direction. Oliver Queen is an island. Not only does he admit to needing someone - he admits to needing Felicity specifically. She is his partner in every sense of the word.
Oliver showed his vulnerability in this episode. Oliver is allowing himself to need her. To me, this is the moment Oliver truly stepped off the island. He will be dead, but his loved ones will be safe. Felicity tells him to not accept things the way they are. Her refusal to accept her life as it was led her to Oliver. Oliver knows Felicity wants him to be a hero - sees him as a hero.
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I cannot with these two. The way his eyes flick down, just for a moment, to look at her lips. Then, he decides not to. For the briefest of seconds, Oliver thinks Felicity died in the crash.
There is no convincing me otherwise. He insists on carrying her and gives Diggle the bow. He needs to feel her breathing. I picked out what I thought were the most important. So when did Oliver know, in his bones, he loved Felicity? He knew he loved her before he told her in 2x23 Unthinkable. This is moment Oliver fell in love with Felicity all at once… Oliver is at his lowest point here. In a very Buffy-esque moment she tells Oliver strong is fighting.
That my friends, is the look of realization. And yet, in the face of everything, Felicity believes in him. Instead of anger, she shows him compassion.
Instead of blame, she shows him unconditional love. Instead of disbelief, she shows him unwavering faith. He knows he needs her.Olicity 1.03 Part 1 The First Meeting, "My coffee shop is in a bad neighborhood"
He knows he will kill for her. He knows he will die for her. He knows those three seconds he thought she was gone were the longest of his life.
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And now he knows that no matter what happens, no matter what they face or what darkness there is in his past, Felicity will always believe in him. She will always love him. That person is Felicity. Still…he can finally admit the truth to himself. The person he loves the most is Felicity.