Fans of Arrow‘s Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) will finally take their first look at Felicity during her time at MIT, Felicity’s smoakin’ mom, and more as Team Arrow goes up against a new foe in Wednesday’s all-new episode entitled, “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak.”
“CHARLOTTE ROSS (“NYPD BLUE”) STARS AS FELICITY’S MOTHER — When a cyber attack brings Starling City to its knees, Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are pushed to their limits to contain the destruction. Life gets even more complicated for Felicity when her mother, Donna (guest star Charlotte Ross), stops by for a surprise visit. Meanwhile, Ted Grant (guest star JR Ramirez) questions Laurel’s (Katie Cassidy) motives, and Thea (Willa Holland) buys an apartment with Malcolm’s (John Barrowman) “estate” money, which infuriates Oliver. Nolan Funk guest stars as Felicity’s ex-boyfriend. Michael Schultz directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Brian Ford Sullivan (#305).”
Guest starring as Felicity Smoak’s mother, Donna Smoak, is Charlotte Ross. Fans didn’t know much about Felicity, her family, or her past until season 2’s “City of Blood,” where Felicity hinted at her strained relationship with her mother after being abandoned by her father at a young age.
“If I had accepted things, I would be a cocktail waitress in Vegas like my mother and I never would have gone to college and I never would have moved a thousand miles away to work at Queen Consolidated,” she said.
Also guest starring in the episode as Felicity’s ex-boyfriend from college is Nolan Funk as Cooper Seldon. In the photo below, Felicity is donning a look much darker than fans may be used to.
Elsewhere, Ted Grant and Laurel lay everything out in the boxing ring while Thea buys an apartment with money from Malcolm, infuriating Oliver. Starling City, once again, descends into chaos. One thing that fans of the character won’t be seeing in the episode is Felicity Smoak’s father. Many fans speculated that Dr. Anthony Ivo might have been Felicity’s father, but executive producer Andrew Kreisberg shot that theory down.
Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on the CW.