“Olicity” fans had something to celebrate when it was revealed Oliver and Felicity would be going on a date in the season-three premiere — or at least attempting to. “Oliver might be catching up to how some of the audience feels in that maybe there’s a life with her,” Kreisberg says with a laugh. It’s in line with the new arc the former Starling City billionaire Oliver faces this season. “This season, particularly the premiere episode, is Oliver questioning whether there’s a life beyond the hood,” he explains. “Can he be Oliver Queen and the Arrow at the same time? One of the things about being Oliver would be what kind of romantic life he could have?”
For once, Oliver won’t be a smooth operator when he and Felicity do go on that date. “Let’s just say, Oliver is the one who has trouble completing sentences," Kreisberg hints. As he tells it, the timing was right to further evolve the Oliver and Felicity dynamic. "The way the show has shaken out and the experiences the two have had, it feels like it’s time to explore that," he says.
- Hollywood Reporter (x)
“The producers are planning a series of Felicity-centric flashbacks that they call “the secret origin of Felicity Smoak.” “We are absolutely going to get to know her,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim tells me. “We know that she went to MIT, we know that her mom was a cocktail waitress in Vegas and we’re going to meet that mom. And we also know that her dad is not in the picture.” Any theories on the identity of Dear Old Dad?”
— TVGuide “Arrow” scoop (x)
Because I don’t believe they are/were in love with each other? Looking back at S2, Oliver/Sara was obviously something that wasn’t planned until the last minute - the island flashback showed me partnership and friendship - nothing else. and it made everyone involved look bad when it wasn’t needed - try to not think of the dinner scene again because help me god lol
also, Sara for now is in 3 episodes only and Oliver/Felicity’s obstacle this year isn’t a love interest but the situation they find themselves in because of the life they lives.