We have not seen the last of Felicity Smoak after Stephen Amell made the announcement of Emily Bett Rickards’ return to Arrow on his Twitter.
First, let’s check out the tweet from Oliver Queen himself confirming the return of Rickards.
There’ll be a lot of news coming out about our final episode over the next few months. I prefer when you hear it from us. Welcome back Emily. pic.twitter.com/YlVpgoPWLi
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) November 1, 2019
The CW President Mark Pedowitz had indicated during the CW’s upfronts call in May that the network would “love to have” Rickards back.
“Emily was terrific in the show and we believe that Beth Schwartz did a great job wrapping up the storyline last year. If Beth can find a way to bring her back that makes sense and Emily is available, we’d love to have her. Otherwise, I’m pleased with the way they said goodbye to the character,” Pedowitz said at the time.
It was a surprise to many when Rickards’ departure was announced in season seven especially after it became clear that season eight would be the final shortened season so it will be to the relief of many fans that the actress is able to return for the finale.