Felicity Smoak in ‘Sara’
In case you haven’t noticed, I am not most girls.
Blast from the past, recently found - Felicity’s coat from Season 1 (worn in various episodes).
Roy Harper and Felicity Smoak in Arrow 3x02 ‘Sara’
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"After the first 10 or so minutes, Felicity becomes the focal point for the entire show’s grieving process, as the other characters’ anguish is subsumed into the episode’s narrative arc. It’s not that this is a bad decision: Felicity is easily the show’s most emotionally open character, and Emily Bett Rickards does a nice job selling the idea that her character wasn’t so much friends with Sara as she was in awe of her, and that Sara’s death is as much about the loss of innocence, of the sense of invulnerability, as it is the loss of a loved one. "
“I’m really enjoying the Felicity and Ray Palmer stuff. I don’t know if Emily Bett Rickards can just generate chemistry with whoever she’s on screen with, or what.”
"And Jesus, Felicity just owns it again this week. I try not to gush, especially about a character who the internet does enough gushing about, but who ever thought she would become the heart of this show? She’s the one who ultimately reminds us that this is the first major internal loss that Team Arrow has suffered. It means more thanks to her tearful scene with Oliver. Great stuff.”
“While the full cast turned in really solid performances, two in particular were really effective.
The first was Emily Bett Rickards. Whether it was Felicity’s borderline hysteria at seeing Sara’s body or her quiet reflection when she remembers how much she admired Sara’s strength — Rickards sold the idea that the team hadn’t just lost a valuable fighter but a friend. Her fragile emotional state, always threatening to break into full-on sobbing, gave the episode a really raw feeling of loss and hurt that contrasted nicely with the male characters more stoic reactions.”
“It’s hard to tell who was the episode’s MVP for acting in this episode, as the death of Sara (Farewell, Caity Lotz. You will be missed. Until your next flashback appearance.) seemed to bring out the best in the actors and their characters. Stephen Amell isn’t merely doing stoic as Oliver in this one, you can see how deeply the death of Sara affects him as he acts out the murder all CSI like at the crime scene. Emily Bett Rickards made Felicity’s ability to cope with humor biting, as her sharp wit is actually sharp enough to cut. As Oliver leans into her about the slowness of a computer search that needs to go faster she says, “You don’t need to tel me like I don’t already know,” which is a very Felicity line, read in a very Felicity way, but with a matter-of-fact chill that says, hey, get off my case.”
"Felicity’s (Emily Bett Rickards) emotional reaction is also expected, but she’s allowed more range. As a result, her confrontation with Oliver late in the episode fares best: she accuses him of failing to grieve for “his Sara” after he chastises her for not bringing her A-game in helping to find the new masked Archer. There’s tension and chemistry in Felicity and Oliver’s interactions, especially when it seems like she’s the only one he truly opens up to. There’s a truthfulness in his confession that he’s doomed to suffer the same fate as his dead girlfriend (Side Note: broody Amell is the best Amell). The confession doesn’t exactly endear Felicity, however, and after last week’s denial of a romantic future, the latest development is enough to drive Felicity into the waiting arms of uber-rich Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh)."
"Quips and Quivers:
“So it is strange that while Laurel is out dealing in a very ‘written’ way, it is Felicity who is left with the burden of emotion. Emily Bett Rickards is just the best thing about the show and she shows it here, stumbling through a range of emotions. She deals with Sara’s death as I imagine we all would; she isn’t a fighter, she’s a tech, she has an incessant need to make sense of things. As of yet, we have no reason for Sara’s death and that leaves Felicity unmoored. She’s lost Oliver in her own way, her good job with Queen Consolidated, nothing is quite working out and worst: she’s lost sight of what she wanted. Oliver is right, the chances of this line of work ending in a freezer because ‘we don’t know what to do’ are high. Is it any wonder she accepts the job from Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh)?”
“There are many scenes where she was on the brink of falling apart and Emily Bett Rickards plays her as being distracted throughout the whole episode. It’s a wonderfully nuanced performance and it was a good call to make Felicity the emotional core since she is the most human of the characters. This episode pretty much cements her as the heart of the series and it’s a great choice.”
"A powerfully written episode with an engaging mystery that remains unsolved and some top notch character moments. Felicity takes the emotional center of this episode and Rickards delivers a wonderful performance of a woman almost consumed by grief as a nice contrast to Oliver who is trying not to be consumed by grief."
———"Felicity Smoak is the best part of Arrow, but will we ever learn about her life before Oliver?”
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