Arrow Series Finale: Emily Bett Rickards Returning!

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Arrow will not conclude without Emily Bett Rickards. 

Rickards quit The CW drama back in March, taking to Instagram and saying, “Felicity and I are a very tight two, but after [seasons] one through seven we will be saying goodbye to you.”

Stephen Amell revealed the stunning news Friday via Twitter

Bye, Bye Felicity (Tall) - Arrow Season 7 Episode 22

"There’ll be a lot of news coming out about our final episode over the next few months. I prefer when you hear it from us. Welcome back Emily," he said. 

Her final appearance was on Arrow Season 7 Episode 22 when the Monitor arrived on the scene to take Oliver. 

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This was thanks to a deal the Green Arrow made during last year's crossover in which Oliver would help the Monitor to prevent the looming Crisis on Infinite Earths. 

Trouble Is Brewing  - Arrow Season 7 Episode 21

This also allowed The Flash and Supergirl to survive even though they were fated to die. Now, Oliver is the one fated to die. 

During a flashforward on Arrow Season 7 Episode 22, Felicity met up with the Monitor and seemingly decided to die to be with Oliver. 

“Where I’m taking you, there is no return,” the monitor said.

“I’ve been waiting a very long time to see him,” Felicity responded. “I’m ready.”

Preggers  - Arrow Season 7 Episode 15

Given that the Arrow series finale went into production Thursday, it certainly seemed like there was no way Rickards would be returning as Felicity. 

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It was kept well under wraps until this time, but it's great that fans will be able see the character one last time. 

One thing we do know is that Rickards will not be a part of the upcoming crossover, which will take place over five DC TV shows. 

New Mother  - Arrow Season 7 Episode 13

Still, it's great that we're getting to spend some time with the character one last time. 

What are your thoughts on the news?

Hit the comments below. 

Arrow is slated to conclude in early 2020. 

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

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