During Wednesday’s episode of Arrow, Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) has a very interesting way of dealing with the fact that she’s now in a wheelchair.
“The wheelchair is the beginning of Felicity’s story this year, not the end of it,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim tells EW. “I read online people saying, ‘Oh, lighter season my ass.’ I would argue that for Arrow, this is lighter. What’s particularly lighter is Felicity’s reaction to her injury and the way she handles it.”
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In short, Felicity’s reaction — as seen in the exclusive video above — is definitely not what you’re expecting. “Last year, there would’ve been a lot of sobbing and crying,” Guggenheim continues. “This year, you’ll see that, in many ways, Felicity comes into her own in a much greater way than she would have had she not faced this adversity. Whatever doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. You’re really going to see that in the upcoming episodes with Felicity.”
Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.