This was a disappointing shock to wake up to. 😥 As everyone has stated interest in Season 8 has just plummeted.
Ever since we saw the birth in the flash-forward scenes I had a tiny little worry in the back of my mind that the Story was accomodating EBR's exit and unfortunately it seems to be true. Now I just need the niggling worry about killing off Future Felicity to go away. Please, please please don't let this happen. They have been basically giving us everything we ever wanted for Felicity/Olicity this season, just need the future reunion of Oliver and Felicity. I need hope for the future 20 years is already too long!
It feels like Crisis on infinite Earth is trumping have a decent natural ending for Arrow, it can just piss off IMO.
While I'm happy for EBR to do what she wants to do, I'm not in a happy place about Arrow.
So now we have a Canary Episode, then 3 episodes through to the season finale to try and Enjoy some decent Queen Family time. It won't be enough, I guess I'm free sooner than I thought, but not sure what I'll do with all this spare time, not obsessing about Arrow. I'll probably spend it still picking at Arrow, checking in, being disappointed, hoping for a Season Finale Olicity return. *sigh*.
I will miss this board so much...even though I mostly lurked the last few years, it's always been my favourite place.
If they want to make Star City 2040 a Series they should probably announce now and keep the flash-forwards out of Season 8, because I think I'll be just depressed if Felicity is missing form the future cause she is dead and if not, would they have Oliver there but without Felicity, it would be so bitter-sweet since they just had a presumed 20 YEARS APART.
The ties to Olicity is what Anchor the future scene IMO, more Dinah or Roy is not going to cut it.