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EXCLUSIVE: 'Arrow' Stars Stephen Amell and Emily Bett Rickards Weigh in on Olicity's Romantic Future!

by Leanne Aguilera 7:30 AM PDT, November 02, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: 'Arrow' Stars Stephen Amell and Emily Bett Rickards Weigh in on Olicity's Romantic Future!

Is Olicity officially over? Not so fast!

Season five of Arrow has already been jam-packed with adrenaline-pumping showdowns and epic training montages, but any heart-pounding romance scenes have disappeared faster than one of Oliver's arrows.

Despite the fact that Oliver and Felicity are no longer an official couple, star Stephen Amell recently revealed to ET at that he thinks the exes are in a "good place" at this point.

"We have some arguments coming up, but I feel like we have a good dynamic going right now and really respecting each other as teammates," the actor said last week at Arrow's 100th episode celebration in Vancouver, Canada.

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"I think they both love each other very much and care about each other, but that doesn’t always mean that people are together," Amell added.

When asked if fans should still hold out hope for a rekindled Olicity connection, Arrow's leading lady, Emily Bett Rickards, was cautiously optimistic. "Yeah, I think so," she said. "I feel like they still have a really deep connection and they just need to grow apart."

"To be honest, they are more dynamic a part this season then they were together last season," the blonde beauty continued, "so I just feel like it's a really good thing. You do grow apart, sometimes, before you can grow together."

In the meantime -- and much to the chagrin of the fandom -- Felicity is currently dating Star City police detective Billy Malone, played by Tyler Ritter."What an amazing human being!" Rickards gushed of her new on-screen love interest. "He's hilarious, by the way, and super, super awesome. I hope I get to work with him more."

"It's cool to have a new love interest in her life," the 25-year-old dished. "I feel like it's a little soon but, everybody deals with their things in different ways. I feel like Felicity is just trying to figure things out, like we all are. She's just trying, man. She's just really trying, and she's trying to be honest and get through it."

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But not everyone is ready to see Felicity move on! Arrow alum Colton Haynes, and one of Rickards' real-life best friends, joined in on our red carpet conversation and admitted that he's "a little upset" with Felicity's new beau.

"I just don’t know," Haynes said. "I was definitely an Olicity shipper. I mean, I still am, but I still had hope for, like, somehow Roy and Felicity…"

"It would never happen!" Rickards interjected.

"No, it was!" Haynes countered. "There was this whole thing. There was going to be a love triangle for the second season. It was going to be a three-way love triangle between Roy, Oliver and Felicity."

So why didn’t Roylicity ever come to fruition? "Apparently we didn’t have chemistry," Rickards recalled with a laugh. "Can you believe it?"

Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

What are your Olicity thoughts? What are you hoping to see from the couple in season five? Do you think Roy and Felicity would have been a good match? Share your thoughts with @LeanneAguilera on Twitter!

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