Emily Bett Rickards Says Goodbye to ‘Arrow’

by Kevin Sharp
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We didn’t have to wait for the start of Arrow‘s eighth and final season to get some big news about the show. Emily Bett Rickards announced via Instagram that she won’t be returning as Felicity Smoak.

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The caption to her photo reads:

The time has come to talk of many memes.                                                                                                      Of bows and arrows and superheroes                                                                                                          And Olicity and Queens
And why TGA is so damn hot
And yes, canaries need more scenes… But wait just one minute
before we go and do all that
For this makes me out of breath
To have this not small chat

Felicity and I
are a very tight two
But after one through seven
we will be saying goodbye to you

I thank you all for the time we’ve shared
The elevators we have climbed
The monsters we have faced and scared
And The burgers we have dined
I will keep her in my heart for always
And I hope that you can too
Because she would not be alive if it weren’t for all of you


Felicity and Me

Co-star Stephen Amell posted a tribute to Emily on his own Instagram, saying in part,

“She was a co-worker that became a best friend. So on the first day of our last episode together, I’d like everyone to know how deeply I appreciate the past seven years. EmBett… We wouldn’t be here without you. I love you. And I cannot wait to see what you do next.”

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Arrow season eight debuts this fall on the CW.

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