After two years, we finally get some backstory on our favourite technical expert Felicity Smoak. Emily Bett Rickards has always done a great job with what she’s given, but it’s never really been that much heavy material. That changes in this episode, and Rickards really shines with some brilliant acting throughout the entire episode.
The main plot follows a computer hacker who is terrorising Starling City, while Felicity’s mother comes for a surprise visit. The threat of the hacker mainly runs in the background, and allows for a lot of good character moments between Felicity and her mother, as well as between Felicity and Oliver.
The flashbacks are also Felicity-centric, and provide a nice insight as to her time at MIT. She’s a very different person to the one we see now, and it’s interesting to see why she went from what she was to what she is now.
Some teaser quotes:
1. “Take a deep breath.”
2. “I will get it together.”
3. “Please tell me this is your friend.”
4. “I am my own person.”
5. “There’s a reason you wanted me, right?”
6. “How do normal people spend their morning?”
7. “It’s a real life saver.”
8. “You are a terrible liar”
9. “I haven’t seen him either.”
10. “Red or black?”
The pre-released episode content:
Make sure to tune in and watch ‘The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak’ on Thursday 27th November on Sky 1! Then, check back to the site after the episode for our review, podcast and the promo for next week’s episode!