Olicity fans are eager to see how the couple's relationship plays out in new episodes after the duo finally got together in the Arrow season 3 finale. According to the show's executive producer, Marc Guggenheim, the dynamics of their relationship in season 4 will be "organic."
"The show is still the show," Guggenheim told TVLine, adding that "body language" will more often than not take the place of more overt indicators.
"Like, when Oliver and Felicity are together at her workstation, now he's got his hand on her shoulder," he shared as one example. "It's a difference of degrees. Basically, we're treating them like two co-workers who started dating."
The Arrow showrunner also revealed that the fun and light-hearted personality of Felicity will return in season 4. "The show got really, really dark last year, and I think she reacted accordingly," Guggenheim stated. "Certainly no one was more tired of the crying than Emily [Bett Rickards], but right behind Emily was the rest of us."
However, fans can count on reuniting with the "strong, capable, funny Felicity... we know and love," the executive producer said.
Guggenheim also shed some light on the way he and his team plan to tackle the flashback scenes in the upcoming season teasing that this time around the team will focus on telling a "really amazing story in the past" rather than focussing too much on the connection between present and past. And it does look like the showrunner is quite pleased with this new direction: "I feel like we have our best flashback story ever."
Arrow season 4 premieres on Wednesday, 7 October on The CW.