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“Olicity” Watch: Searching for Hope and Saving the World — A Season 4 Overview

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Warning: Spoilers Ahead! Last season, “Olicity” were the only ones who left the team at the finale. This time around, they’re the only ones who stay. Arrow certainly does love its parallels, huh? It’s been a long ride, my friends, and season 4 is finally at an end. Here’s our last Olicity Watch of the season for 4×23, “Schism”: Recap: Darhk is not happy. To put it mildly. And he’s determined to nuclear blast everything to hell, including his daughter. Team Arrow rushes to stop him, with Oliver rallying the people of Star City, and Felicity working her tech magic to stop all those bombs from detonating. There’s a massive hand-to-hand fight, the flashbacks suck even more than usual, Curtis…

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“Olicity” Watch: Felicity’s State of Mind and Curtis Wins Wednesday Night TV – Again!

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Warning: Spoilers Ahead! While it was an eventful night for Team Arrow, not much happened on the “Olicity” front. And by ‘not much,’ I mean basically nothing at all. I’m starting to get nervous over here. Let’s just try and linger on those few promising moments in our Olicity Watch for 4×22, “Lost in the Flood”: Recap: Oliver and John spend most of their time underground, trying to save Thea, stop Anarchy, stop Ruve, also stop Malcom, stop Darhk too, and make it out alive after they blow the whole suburban-bunker to smithereens. I’m exhausted just writing that sentence. On the home front, Felicity, Curtis and her father are fighting their own battle: trying to hack into Darhk’s system to…

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“Olicity” Watch: Nuclear Bombs and Family Dynamics

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Warning: Spoilers Ahead! It’s a bad guy brigade on Arrow this week, with Darhk cleaning out Iron Heights for his own little brute squad. Our heroes face even more guilt (shocker), when they can’t entirely save the day for once. Unfortunately, there weren’t many sexy times to even out the breakneck pace. Fine, there were no sexy times as Team Arrow speeds steadily along toward the season finale. arthurdrvill.tumblr.com Though it could have used a lot more kissing scenes/longing glances, here’s our “Olicity” Watch for 4×21, “Monument Point”: Recap: Darhk’s plan to nuclear bomb the planet is a predictably scary one, and he’s amped it up this week. It was a fast episode, filled with recurring villains, a bunch of…

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“Olicity” Watch: Darkness, Magic and Hub City Offer Hope for Oliver and Felicity

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Warning: Spoilers Ahead! This episode is more like it! There’s “Olicity” everywhere, no retconning in sight, and Oliver in formalwear. Who could ask for anything more? Here’s our Olicity Watch for 4×20, “Genesis”: Recap: Our heroes are spread out across separate cities in this one, each fighting their own battles. And while every story is compelling in and of itself, the whole narrative gets a little more muddled when it all comes together. Try not to dwell on how quickly Oliver picks up magic, though it might explain how he and Felicity change clothes and book it back to Star City in about 5 minutes in order to help save John. Unless Hub City is right next door and they…

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“Olicity” Watch: Team Arrow Battles Grief and Guilt

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Warning: Spoilers Ahead! And we’ve come full circle. The season started with Oliver standing by a grave and this week we watched the scene play out in real time. Only now we know who’s buried down there and how everyone is reacting to that death. This was a transitional episode that was heartfelt at times and a little ridiculous at others. There wasn’t much “Olicity,” but the embers of their relationship are clearly still burning. I’ll take whatever I can get at this point. felicitys.tumblr.com Here’s our Olicity Watch for 4×19, “Canary Cry”: Recap: It’s (another) episode about guilt, with everyone jumping over each other to take the blame for Laurel’s death. It’s a toss up to see who feels…

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“Olicity Watch”: A Tearful (and Fitting) Goodbye to a Series Regular

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Warning: Spoilers Ahead! ALL THE TEARS. This was a tough one, and for once the angst had nothing to do with “Olicity.” We’re still doing our Olicity Watch, just with a little more Laurel Lance flare than normal. Provided we can still type through the sobbing, here’s our wrap up for 4×18, “Eleven-Fifty-Nine”: smoakgifs.tumblr.com Recap: There’s a sense of ominous dread hanging over this whole episode, and not just because anyone who has read the spoilers knew what was coming. Andy betrays Diggle, Oliver and Diggle fight, Darhk stages a prison break, Felicity is barely on screen, and Oliver is like a little dark storm cloud wandering around Star City. Oh, and Laurel Lance, aka The Black Canary, dies. *Sobs* dailydcheroes.tumblr.com …

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“Olicity” Watch: You Better Bee-lieve That Olicity is Endgame

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Warning: Spoilers Ahead! Beeee warned: the insect puns are strong in this one. Not that I’m complaining. Last night’s episode was all about levity and wordplay and giving the angst a much-needed break. Here’s our “Olicity” Watch for 4×17, “Beacon of Hope”: oilversqueen.tumblr.com Recap: Brie Larvan and her killer bees (previously seen on The Flash) show up in Star City, wrecking havoc at Palmer Tech while The Bug-Eyed Bandit tries to steal the bio-chip embedded in Felicity’s spine. It’s a lighter episode all around, which: THANK GOD. The last few months have been an angst bomb of paralysis and break ups, and “Beacon of Hope” feels like a breath of fresh air. Most of that air is courtsey of Donna…

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“Olicity” Watch: The Beautifully Painful Arrow Episode We All Saw Coming

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Warning: Spoilers Ahead! My heart, you guys. MY HEART. Much like Cupid’s sanity, it is completely broken. This episode was a tough one to watch and very aptly named, it turns out. Here’s our “Olicity” Watch for 4×16, “Broken Hearts”: iknowwhatcanhelpyou.tumblr.com Recap: It’s all about marriage, break ups and moving on in this episode, so it’s very fitting to have Carrie Cutter, aka Cupid, return to wreck havoc on Star City. Amy Gumenick is always hilariously unhinged as Cupid, and it’s a shame that she felt pretty underused in this episode. Still, she managed to at least get our main couple to admit their feelings, which makes her a winner in my book. This time Cupid is broken-hearted after Deadshot’s…

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“Olicity” Watch: Our Worst Fears Come True for Oliver and Felicity

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Warning: Spoilers Ahead! To quote Damien Darhk: “Well, that happened.” Oliver’s son is safe but gone from his life, Felicity can walk again, and our favorite couple is officially broken up. It was a bit of a roller coaster last night, and not always in a good way. Let’s dive into our “Olicity” Watch for 4×15, “Taken”: Recap: oliver-and-felicity.tumblr.com Most of Taken was a mad dash to find Oliver’s son, which led to a lot of angst and a pretty hilarious moment where Oliver was stuck in a room with three women he’s slept with/lied to/cheated on. The highlight of the episode was Vixen, a magical superhero who can channel the spirit of any animal. Thank god we finally got…

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“Olicity” Watch: Secrets and Lies Abound — Will Felicity Walk Again?

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Warning: Spoilers Ahead! Instead of “Code of Silence,” last night’s Arrow episode should have been called “Secrets and Lies: A Case Study.” Some of our heroes pass the secret-keeping test with flying colors (looking good, Captain Lance), while some of them keep stupidly justifying their own terrible decisions (UGH, Oliver). Next week clearly marks the end of our golden “Olicity” days, so while we can still bask in the cute, here’s the “Olicity” Watch for 4×14, “Code of Silence”: Recap: HIVE tries to blow up Oliver’s debate as he takes on his new mayoral opponent: Damien Darhk’s wife. To be honest, I’m starting to ship Darhk and Ruve Adams more than almost anyone else on this show. They trust each…

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“Olicity” Watch: Malcolm Goes Off the Deep End and Oliver Proposes — Again!

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Warning: Spoilers Ahead! It was all about crappy fathers on Arrow last night. From Felicity’s super-villain dad to Malcolm being the worst (as usual), everyone’s parental relationships were getting examined. I’m not gonna lie, I thought this episode was pretty boring until Oliver calmly and callously cut Malcolm’s hand off (!!!). But there were some sweet “Olicity” moments peppered in. The calm before the storm? Probably. At least for now there are still second proposals, long looks and pawing at each other in the lair. Here’s the “Olicity” Watch for 4×13, “Sins of the Father”: Recap: Nyssa is out for blood, holding Thea’s life in her hands with a magic potion and demanding that Oliver kill Malcolm. Actually, everyone is…

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“Olicity” Watch: Daddy Dearest and the Return of an Old Friend

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Warning: Spoilers Ahead! We had a few rocky mid-season episodes, but it feels like Arrow is finally back on track. Last night’s Unchained was action-packed, emotional, fun, and it laid the foundation for what’s to come in the back half of Season 4. There were also a few cute moments between our favorite couple, but it was kind of nice to take a step back and let some of the other storylines shine. Regardless, here’s the “Olicity” Watch for 4×12, “Unchained”: Recap: Olicity was in the background this episode, but I did not mind one bit as we get Roy back (yay!), a cool villain who turns out to be Felicity’s dad, and a Nyssa/Tatsu team up. I didn’t even…

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“Olicity” Watch: And Goth-Felicity Makes Three

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Warning: Spoilers Ahead! After the emotional roller coaster of last week, I wasn’t expecting much from “A.W.O.L.” So I was pleasantly surprised by this episode, which turned out to be touching, exciting, and a step forward for our favorite couple. We all know “Olicity” is in for a bumpy ride in the coming episodes, but luckily it didn’t start last night. While the good times are still rolling, here’s the “Olicity” Watch for 4×11: A.W.O.L.: Recap: This was a John Diggle-centric episode, focusing on his relationship with his brother Andy and giving us plenty of great Dig/Lyla moments. These two are a close second for my favorite Arrow ‘ship, and they really show the audience the potential of Oliver and…

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“Olicity” Watch: Has a Vengeful Oliver Gone Over to the Darhk Side?

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Warning: Spoilers Ahead! Welcome to angst-town, population Arrow fans everywhere. The sunny, suburban, kissy “Olicity” days are clearly behind us, and the second half of Season 4 is shaping up to be a dark and scary place. Buckle up people, because it’s pretty obvious that this train-of-drama is only just starting to leave the station. After a hiatus that seemed like it would never end, here’s the latest “Olicity Watch” for Arrow 4×10: “Blood Debts.” Recap: When last we left Oliver and Felicity, he had romantically proposed right before Darhk’s men shot up their limo—and Felicity along with it (I still can’t listen to The Little Drummer Boy, FYI). “Blood Debts” is all about the aftermath and it isn’t pretty:…

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“Olicity” Watch: Oliver Pops the Question — and the End of ‘Olicity’?!

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Warning: Spoilers Ahead! OMGEEEEEE. After last week’s Flarrow disaster, the “Olicity” fandom really needed a win this week, and—oh boy, did we get one! Unfortunately, we also got blood. Lots and lots of blood. But before that came kisses and proposals, so let’s focus on the good from Arrow’s midseason finale, 4×09: Dark Waters: Recap: A worried Oliver decides to out Damien Darhk as a villain to the public and the backlash is predictably terrible. Darhk crashes their holiday party, kidnaps Felicity, Thea and Diggle, and tries to gas them to death in front of Oliver. We learn that his plan is to basically gas all of Star City to death. Yikes. You have to hand it to the Arrow…

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“Olicity” Watch Part 2: Oh No, They Didn’t! Olicity Heads for Troubled Waters

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Warning: Spoilers Ahead! Grrrr. This was a rough one. Character development went out the window in favor of cheap, manufactured drama this week. Oliver Queen is not looking good right now and “Olicity” is skating on thinner ice than it has in…maybe forever. After seven episodes of a flawlessly handled relationship, the writers have decided to start blowing stupid, stupid holes in our ‘ship. Fine. I’m not crying, you’re crying. In all its imperfect glory, here’s our “Olicity” Watch for Arrow 4×08: Legends of Yesterday: Recap: Team Arrow and Team Flash work together to try and stop Vandal Savage from destroying the city. Kendra has to learn to control her powers, as Savage demands the two reincarnated lovers be brought…

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