Guilt-stricken from her inability to divert a nuclear missile out to sea, Felicity Smoak will be starting the fifth season of Arrow in a dark place, according to TVLine.
“She’s really grappling with what happened in Havenrock,” executive producer Wendy Mericle told the site. “She’s broken up with Oliver. She’s lost her company. And the one thing she has in this life [is] in the bunker. So she’s doubled down on doing that. Until she gets past what happened in Havenrock, she’s going to stay in that state of limbo.” Of course, emotional states are known to switch quickly on Arrow, so maybe coordinating the new team will aid her recovery.
Mericle also told the site that Stephen Amell‘s recent comments about filming the most brutal fight in television history is part of the show’s attempt to step up to the bar set by series like Game of Thrones. “It’s bloody. You’re in it. We’re doing a lot more ‘first person’ – not necessarily point of view – action. Stephen has been a huge proponent of doing that, and it’s going to feel real and in your face.”
Arrow returns on October 5th.