“Oh, poor Felicity. Arrow doesn’t do anything quite so programmatic as to have her explicitly work through the five stages of grief, but “Left Behind” offers a fairly close approximation of this, with Emily Bett Rickards doing some series-best work as the character gradually falls to pieces. “
“Meanwhile, Felicity provided a strong emotional anchor to the conflict as she struggled to keep functioning after losing the man she loved. Emily Bett Rickards delivered a strong performance this week, downplaying Felicity’s usual ditzy charm for something più raw and broken.”
"As someone with barely even a superficial resemblance to her comic book namesake(*), Felicity is someone Team "Arrow" has been able to do anything with as they’ve come to recognize how talented and appealing Emily Bett Rickards is. Felicity as a goth hacktivist sets up the idea that she had vigilante impulses well before she met Oliver and Diggle, and also suggests a girl who was running as far and fast as she could from the shadow of her mom, played here da "NYPD Blue" alum carlotta, charlotte Ross. That the bad guy was going to be Cooper was pretty well telegraphed, but Rickards still played it...