As worried as I am that the writers are planning to keep Olicity apart for years by inventing increasingly ridiculous obstacles for them, I have to say that the sudden and tragic loss of Sara actually works very well for me as an organic and massive roadblock that could take them quite a while to work around.
From the looks of this peek at Season 3, Arrow is finally—finally!—going to make canon this relationship that fans have been rooting for from early on in the series.
They’re real characters to us, and they had that conversation on the beach, and they had that conversation in the house to help capture Slade. So the question you have to ask is: Does Oliver have real, genuine emotions for her? And how aware is he of that? And how aware does he make her of that? That is an active part of the season this year.
In a just-released interview with TVLine, Arrow executive producer Greg Berlanti reveals that, in Season 3, “Oliver believes he can finally have a private life and asks Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) out on a date.” He goes on to explain that Oliver’s feelings for Felicity, whatever they may be, will be an “active part of the season this year.”
Brandon Routh Joins Arrow Season 3—What’s Ahead for Olicity? (Speculation) by Heather Waters (redline_)
Speculation & discussion post: How will Brandon Routh’s casting as The Atom impact Oliver/Felicity’s chances? Could another obstacle in Olicity’s path actually be a good thing in the long run?
Helga has wonderful news for her lover, Floki, everyody’s favorite crazy boat builder. She’s carrying Floki’s child. Both wonderstruck and woeful, Floki pities the poor child for having such a father, but Helga will have none of that moaning. Buoyed by her faith in him, Floki asks Helga to marry him, dropping to his knees to greet the child inside her. They have been such good friends to the gods that surely the gods will bless them. Helga wants Ragnar’s blessing, too, but Floki refuses. Ragnar has everything already, but he can’t have Floki and Helga.