It’s a big step for both of these characters [Oliver and Felicity] because they’ve been dancing around each other since episode three. So basically for 43 episodes, they have had this connection, and we’re finally going to explore it. And what’s most important is that they’re finally acknowledging it. They’ve never really acknowledged it to each other. They’ve always talked around it. And they came really close in 2.06. Oliver came really, really close, but he was always speaking obtuse, and then at the end of season 2, he was ehhh…. “We both sold it.” Again, very obtuse. Now we’re finally getting to it. And that’s a lot of fun for us.
- Marc Guggenheim, talking about Oliver and Felicity at SDCC 2014. (x) (via smoakandarrow)

Q: Will we see Oliver have a challenge in being truthful and honest with [Felicity], or is that part of their attraction?

A: What’s fun about the season premiere is you do get to see him be honest and truthful with her. For both good and bad. I think he’s finally revealing some secrets that she didn’t know. And her reaction to those secrets is interesting.

I think they’re in love with each other, and when you’re in love with someone it’s very hard for that person you love to tell you something that’s going to make you fall out of love with them instantaneously. But that emotional intimacy deepens their relationship, their connection.

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Marc Guggenheim on Oliver and Felicity in season 3 (x)

We discover in the pilot the way that Oliver feels about Felicity. So, because of that, if we just introduce random love interests, it would kind of undersell what we do in the premiere.

bencumber:

You’re gonna love being dead, Sherlock.

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You’re gonna love being dead, Sherlock.

riveralwaysknew:

You watch us run.

It’s heartbreaking how River pleads with him to listen to her. To at least hear her. Because now she’d been to the Library. And the last thing she remembers is a young Doctor who wouldn’t listen, one she had to save by giving up her own life. And so she begins to loose it and in desperation tries to slap him because if it worked on Vastra, maybe it could work on him too. But it doesn’t need to because he’s looking right at her. He’s… touching her. And he’s — angry. Because she should have known! But she doesn’t. So he reveals to her what she’s failed to see since they’ve been together. That he’d learned from his mistakes. That he always listened. Then he brings her hand up against his chest and she finally gets it. She’d been dead to him all along and it never stopped him from hearing her. So why would it start now?

In a way, you have been the hero of the show. You’ve stepped up with social media, reaching out to the fans, really just being so accessible. I feel like in the same way that Ollie has not failed the city, you have not failed this show. Do you feel as responsible for the show as Ollie feels for Starling City?

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