Note: This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Arrow, including last night's Season 2, episode 10, “Blast Radius.” Enjoy!
Any lingering doubts about whether Oliver was jealous of Felicity's potential new beau, Central City CSI Barry Allen—now in a coma after being struck by lightning—were laid to rest in last night's episode. Not only did Oliver ROLL HIS EYES when Diggle mentioned Felicity was spending a few extra days at Barry's bedside in Central City, he also later (unfairly) blamed an Arrow snafu on her, basically claiming she hadn't been 100% focused on the mission due to Barry.
Of course, THAT comment led to a pretty heated argument between the two of them, in which Felicity went toe-to-toe with Oliver and his (rather irrational) anger, not backing down until Digg told them to chill out. Afterwards, Digg pointed out that Oliver never had a problem with Felicity's work until she met Barry. Your non-platonic feelings are showing, Oliver (clearly Digg would agree)!
But then Mr. Queen redeemed himself. After a passive-aggressive comment or two from Felicity (“You sure you want me doing this? My head might not be in the right place.”) and after they caught the villain of the week (Firefly alum Sean Maher's bomber “Shrapnel”), Oliver seized upon one of those rare quiet moments in the Arrow cave to apologize.
Well, first he apologized to his quiver, which Felicity called him on, but then he looked her in the eye and told her he was sorry. He didn't stop there, though, and the scene became emotionally charged. He admitted he'd come to realize while she was gone that he needed her and Digg—that he was no longer the man who could do it all alone, as had originally been the plan. More than that, he told Felicity that she wasn't his employee, she was his partner. Awwww!
Epic shoulder touching also happened, along with Oliver suggesting to Felicity that maybe Barry was dreaming of her while he slept. Whoa! Whoa there, buddy. Your feelings are exploding all over the place today! No, but seriously, Oliver and Felicity's chemistry in this scene is once again melt-your-face hot. So. Much. Eye-frakking! Love it.
Other episode hightlights? Laurel doggedly investigating golden boy and mayoral candidate Sebastian Blood, Roy shielding his future mother-in-law Moira from a falling piece of equipment, and, naturally, Oliver on a motorcycle because that's always hot.
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If you want to relive some of the Olicity deliciousness, Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen) has posted a clip on his Facebook page, and the CW released this 15-second teaser on Instagram a few days ago:
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