Arrow: Emily Bett Rickards Breaks Down in Tears While Filming Final Scenes

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Emily Bett Rickards has left the Arrow building!

The beloved actress filmed her final scenes as Felicity Smoak on Tuesday, and there were a lot of tears. 

Rick Gonzalez, who plays Rene took to Twitter with a video of him and Rickards crying as the latter's seven-year run on the show comes to a close. 

"It's been a ride," Emily says, before joking: "We're old and tired!"

“There are days when actors shed a noble tear in a scene and there are days when they ugly cry to the point of fogging up their scene partner’s glasses,” leading man Stephen Amell shared on Twitter, adding that “Today was the latter."

Related: Emily Bett Rickards Quits Arrow Ahead of Final Season

Amell followed that tweet up by sharing a video of his daughter, Mavi, singing a song for Rickards on the set of The CW drama series. 

Here's the video. 

Arrow showrunner, Beth Schwartz also took to social media with her own thoughts on the matter. 

"In major denial that this is @EmilyBett last day," Schwartz tweeted. "So many feelings. So many memories. So much love. Can’t wait to see you take over the world!”

James Bamford, who directed the season finale wrote, “That’s a show wrap on the incredible talent of @EmilyBett Thank you for 7 years of friendship, and professionalism beyond the far reaches of the galaxy. You are one of the great ones.”

Katie Cassidy also took to social media to air her thoughts on the big exit. 

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She said, “GIRL, @EmilyBett You are an amazing woman! Thank You for sharing your love & light with ALL OF US over the years! #Arrow You are a TRUE inspiration; as an artist, as an individual, and as a dear friend. Now, go move mountains girl!”

Related: Stephen Amell Reacts to Emily Bett Rickards Leaving Arrow

Rickards took to Instagram late last month to announce she would not be returning for the show's final season. 

"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," she wrote at the time.

"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."

There's still no word on whether Emily could return for the series finale which is slated to air later this year. 

What are your thoughts on all of this?

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Remember you can watch Arrow online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Arrow airs Mondays on The CW. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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