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by Tierney Bricker | Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 1:07 PM
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Has an episode synopsis ever generated so much fandom freakout than the description of Arrow's season three premiere, which is ominously titled "The Calm" and reveals that Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) were going to go on a date? After the huge "I love you" fake-out in the season two finale, this was a major win for the "Olicity" fans.
But come on, there's no way a date between the fan favorite pairing can end well, right?!
"There's actually a line in the script where after you see what happens on the date, she even says, 'That was still not my worst date!'" executive producer Andrew Kreisberg shared with us at the CW's 2014 Summer TCA Party.
So silver lining: Felicity's had worse?
Felicity and Oliver's premiere date disaster will play directly into the main theme of the CW hit's third season, Kreisberg previewed.
"So much of this season as a whole is about Oliver trying to figure out if he can be both Oliver Queen and the Arrow and finding out if there's a life for himself beyond the hood," he spilled. "He's taking his first tentative steps towards that in the premiere. That's really going to be a struggle for him for the whole season."
Kreisberg continued that a bad date with Felicity will be the least of Oliver's worries this season. "He's going to be facing challenges as Oliver that he's never had to face before and he's going to be coming up against an adversary as dangerous and diabolical as any he's faced before," he teased. "As tough as things have been for Oliver Queen, he's about to face his toughest challenge yet."
But he won't be the only superhero facing major struggles in the new season. Arrow fans almost broke Twitter on Wednesday after the first look at Colton Haynes in his Arsenal costume was unveiled. As you can see from the photo above, he looks freakin' badass.
Alas, season three isn't going to be kind to our new superhero, as Kreisberg said, "Oliver and Roy have really developed this nice partnership. Oliver has had all these failed attempts at mentoring people and this mentorship is really working well and for Roy, he's finally found his place in the world. But as always on these shows, the past is reaching out to pull people back. This blissful period before all hell breaks loose, it won't last long."
So enjoy it while you can, Arrow fans.
Arrow returns Wednesday, Oct. 8 on the CW.