‘Arrow’ Preview: “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak” [Photos and Video]

You guys, the time has finally come. The moment you’ve all been waiting for (at least I have.) Felicity Smoak’s origin story!

Photo Credit: The CW

Photo Credit: The CW

This week’s episode finds Starling City at the mercy of a cyber attack, and Oliver and Felicity struggle to contain the destruction. Apparently it has something to do with a virus she wrote five years ago. If that’s not enough, Felicity’s mother, Donna (Charlotte Ross), pops by for a surprise visit, which makes things even more complicated (Perfect timing mom). We’ll get to see a bit into Felicity’s past, which includes amazing goth outfits and makeup and black hair. Check out the photos in the gallery below.

In other news, Laurel is serious about learning how to fight and defend herself because we all know she’s going to take the law in her own hands without Oliver’s help. She begins to train with Ted Grant (JR Ramirez) who questions her motives as to why she’s there in the first place. Meanwhile, now that Thea is back for good, or so we think, she decides to buy an apartment with daddy’s money, which doesn’t sit well with Oliver.

Photo Credit: The CW

Photo Credit: The CW

Here is the official synopsis:

CHARLOTTE ROSS (“NYPD BLUE”) STARS AS FELICITY’S MOTHER — When a cyber attack brings Starling City to its knees, Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are pushed to their limits to contain the destruction. Life gets even more complicated for Felicity when her mother, Donna (guest star Charlotte Ross), stops by for a surprise visit. Meanwhile, Ted Grant (guest star JR Ramirez) questions Laurel’s (Katie Cassidy) motives, and Thea (Willa Holland) buys an apartment with Malcolm’s (John Barrowman) “estate” money, which infuriates Oliver. Nolan Funk guest stars as Felicity’s ex-boyfriend.

Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

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Photo and Video Credit: The CW

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