i read the other day that katie cassidy thinks that now that laurel knows oliver is the arrow they are meant to be together, like a soul mate kind of way.
so i want to say (in my opinion) that, that ship sailed a long time ago. to keep it short, there was a 5 year gap (including a purgatory; prison army who led oliver to be the arrow), cheatings (with HER SISTER). a long time relationship with SOMEONE’S BEST FRIEND (who now is dead -so there is a lot of guilt in that-), her police father TRACKING OLIVER DOWN all season 1/2, and more important, that slow burn otp that writers and actors had been preparing us for 43 episodes, that is olicity.
PS: (also we all know everyone ships olicity; diggle the harder)
so, yeah. i know no one is going to read this but i think this is a very solid argument and although i know katie says that because she’s just looking out for her character, i think she needs to watch the show again and see ALL of this (and more), so she can understand.
LOL “everyone” ships Olicity? I think someone needs to watch the show again and it’s not Katie.
"You and her, always and forever." - Sara about Lauriver
"Oliver needs you." - Sara to Laurel
"I’ve seen the way you look at her. That kind of love never dies." - Helena to Oliver about Laurel
"It’s always her." - Diggle to Oliver about Laurel
"I liked who he was when he was with you." - Moira to Laurel about Oliver
Tommy was shoving Oliver and Laurel back together after he left Laurel because he knew they were both still in love with each other.
Diggle himself has never once “shipped” Olicity on the show. He vaguely pointed out that one or the both of them might have been jealous at certain points but that’s not the same as shipping them.
Diggle as Olicity shipper is nothing but a disrespectful Oliciter trope meant to reduce his meaning to the team and to Oliver and to place Felicity above him on the list of people who mean something to Oliver.
Olicters have even gone so far as to completely erase the fact that, of all of the members of Team Arrow, it is was Diggle, and not Felicity, that first got Oliver to use The Hood for things other than The List. They erased the fact that it was Diggle that believed in Oliver first.
I also saw your answer to the anon that supposedly everyone on the show ships Olicity and you mentioned Thea and Roy in that context.
Roy has literally said nothing about Felicity and Oliver together. I don’t even think Roy has actually even spoken to Felicity except for the last couple episodes and they sure as hell weren’t talking about Olicity.
Thea, again, has barely even acknowledged Felicity’s existence much less shipped Felicity with Oliver. Hell, the last relationship of Oliver’s Thea has ever mentioned was when she was asking Oliver if he wanted her to help pick out places for him to propose… to Laurel.
Oh, and she mentioned that Oliver seemed jealous when he was watching Laurel interact with Blood at the fund raiser they threw for him at Verdant.
Don’t even pretend Sara has “shipped” Olicity because I seem to remember her hugging Laurel, and not Felicity, and saying “Oliver needs you,” at the end of 2x23.
You want to talk about slow burn with Olicity? I’m not seeing a lot of slow burn in the show shooting their Olicity wad in season three by having it be the only romance for Oliver. Sara was Oliver’s only romance in season two and we saw how well that worked out.
I do, however, see slow burn in the push and pull of Lauriver.
Apparently, so does the EP Andrew Kreisberg: “”It’s Oliver and Laurel. It’s Lois and Clark. They can break up, get together, sleep together, break up, get married, get divorced, and she can forget him. The best part about the success of the show is that it’s always our desire to speed through story. The fans appreciate that. We just blow through things. We’re not like, “Well, we’ll do that in Season 4.” No, we’ll just do that now. On the other hand, success has enabled us to slow play some things.”
Does he need to go back and watch his own show to “see these things” you want Katie to see? Because I think he would have a hell of a lot more of an idea of what the plan is for his show and what they’ve really put on screen than you do.
He also specifically mentions slowing things down (slow burn) when it comes to Lauriver. Hmm, funny that.
Maybe you should watch the show and notice how, no matter what happens between them, Laurel and Oliver always end up back together. No matter how many times the show pulls them apart, it pushes them right back in each other’s arms.
It seems like some fans like to retconned this show to the point of ridiculousness.