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‘Arrow’: The best Olicity moment from each season

Happy Pure Fandom Arrowverse week! In case you didn’t know, we’re celebrating a new fandom every week, and this week is all about DCTV! And who better to highlight this week than the King and Queen of the Arrowverse themselves, Oliver and Felicity!

We’re breaking down the very best moment from each season of Arrow, and yeah, this list was really tough to make. There were just so many amazing moments to choose from!

Without further ado, here is each season’s best Olicity moment.

Season 1: “Hold on to me tight.” (1×22)

Although many fans were already shipping Oliver with his technobabbling partner, this was the moment that solidified the relationship for many. How can you not swoon when Oliver asks Felicity to hold on tight? Or squeal at Felicity’s not so subtle response?

“I imagined you saying that under different circustances. Very… platonic… circumstances.”

Sure, Felicity.

Honestly, this entire episode is gold. How many times do we have to beg the showrunners for more Olicity missions before they actually listen and give us what we want?!

Honorable Mention: Their first meeting. The red pen. Need I say more?

Season 2: “There was no choice to make.” (2×07)

Someone, somewhere, probably has this line tattooed on their skin. It’s just that iconic. And rightfully so. After Count Vertigo holds Felicity hostage, Oliver (of course) saves her — at the cost of his own newfound morals. Of course, as Oliver tells Felicity, he didn’t even have to think about his decision.

“He had you and he was going to hurt you. There was no choice to make.”

Ah, young Olicity. So in love, so in denial. Makes you a bit nostalgic for the days at the foundry, doesn’t it?

Honorable Mention: The non-kiss “fake” ‘I love you’ in the finale.

Season 3: Nanda Parbat (3×20)

You know exactly which scene I’m referencing. Hell, even if you’ve never seen Arrow (why are you here?) you probably know what happened between Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak in Nanda Parbat.

It’s beautiful, sexy, and goes on for way longer than anyone possibly expected. Thank god for that.

“You opened up my heart in a way I didn’t even know was possible.”

Someone needs to remind The Powers That Be that they’ve got two actors with sizzling chemistry, a gorgeous love story, and a 9 p.m. timeslot. Why isn’t this a regular occurrence? #GiveOliverHisDesert2k18

Honorable Mention: Their first date? Their first kiss? Their mid-season finale goodbye? Driving off into the sunset? Screw it. All of the above.

Season 4: Domestic Bliss (4×01)

Oh, season 4. You started so beautiful, and you fell so far, so fast.

Still, the season premiere of Arrow‘s fourth season was a triumph. Oliver was happy, Felicity was happy, Team Arrow was happy, we were happy. The only thing missing was Oliver and Felicity’s Green Arrow work which, admittedly, is pretty important.

“Felicity Smoak… You have failed this omelette.”

Still, those moments of pure domesticity in the premiere were proof of what could’ve been. Hell, what still can be. Why did almost-engaged Olicity act more married than married Olicity?

Honorable Mention: The Ying Yang kiss, AKA “we found ourselves in each other.”

Season 5: Bunker Sex (5×20)

Yeah, season five’s best moment wasn’t hard to define. At all. Olicity’s brief reconciliation in the season’s 20th episode is by far the highlight of the season.

“Promise me you’re not gonna tell anyone that we had bunker sex.”

5×20, in general, is a great episode — past and present. Finally, after way, way, way too long, Arrow revisted what is, without a doubt, it’s greatest asset: the relationship between Oliver and Felicity.

Honorable Mention: …the other parts of this episode, I guess? I got nothin.

Season 6: Crisis on Earth-X

Admittedly, this may be cheating. But Crisis on Earth-X is four hours of Olicity, culminating in their wedding, so the whole thing wins season 6. (Plus, it’s only technically one episode of Arrow, so I’m claiming loophole.)

“Nothing matters except that I love you.”

We loved Earth-X so much that we could write an entire article on it. Oh wait…

Honorable Mention: The wedding reception, however short lived, was beautiful. And the entirety of 6×04.

Did we miss your favorite scene? Add it in the comments! Or let us know on Twitter: @Pure_Fandom and @reagandpierce!

Stick around for more Arrowverse week — there’s a lot more Arrow goodness headed your way!


Reagan Pierce

Reagan studies English and Film Studies at Texas Tech University. She aspires to be a film and television critic or entertainment writer. She loves all things TV and film. She spends her free time obsessing and blogging about Arrow, Teen Wolf, and Supergirl. Her favorite superhero is Lois Lane.

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