VancouverFilm.Net. reports Canadian actress Emily Bett Rickards, signed on as a one-episode guest star on The CW's "Arrow" before becoming a 7-season regular, will not return for the final season of the DC Comics live-action adaptation, according to 'heartbroken' "Arrow" executive producer Greg Berlanti:
Rickards announced her departure with a lyrical message online:
"The time has come to talk of many memes.
Of bows and arrows and superheroes and 'Olicity' and 'Queens'.
And why 'TGA' is so damn hot
And yes, canaries need more scenes...
"But wait just one minute
before we go and do all that
For this makes me out of breath
To have this not small chat...
"'Felicity' and I
are a very tight two
But after one through seven
we will be saying goodbye to you
"I thank you all for the time we've shared
The elevators we have climbed
The monsters we have faced and scared
And The burgers we have dined...
"I will keep her in my heart for always
And I hope that you can too
Because she would not be alive if it weren't for all of you
'Felicity' and 'Me'..."
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