Although San Diego Comic-Con revealed a lot of information about Season 4 of The CW's Arrow, the show's star, Stephen Amell, recently teased even more by posting a photo from the set.
The picture shows Amell's character, Oliver Queen, smiling and happy – his arm around onscreen girlfriend Felicity Smoak (as portrayed by Emily Bett Rickards) – in front of some beautiful mountains.
The image won't come as a huge surprise to those who watched the last season finale, as it showed Oliver hanging up his Arrow suit and taking off with Felicity to parts unknown. Now, we have an idea of what the two have been up to, and it looks like they're getting in a nice vacation.
Of course, we also know that Oliver hasn't completely given up on saving Starling City, just no longer as Arrow. He'll go on to become Green Arrow — at least judging by Oliver's new crime-fighting costume that Amell modeled at Comic-Con.
We also know that the title of the first episode of Season 4 is "Green Arrow," so it's a given that Oliver and Felicity aren't gone for good (as hinted at in the Season 3 finale).
So what can we make of this framed photo? It's likely a piece of set decor or something Oliver and Felicity keep around to remind them of their time away from fighting crime and Starling City. But it's just that: a memento.
We know Oliver returns, and we know that he won't come back without Felicity. But the best might very well be over for them, because as we know, their relationship gets shaken up when the city is in peril (let's hope it's secure by now, because the series has done enough of that).
Nevertheless, comments on the Facebook post where Amell uploaded the photo reveal growing fan concern about "Olicity" relationship. Amell takes it all in stride, telling one commenter, "Oh, relax." We actually grew tired of the on-again off-again status of the two, and even hoped for a breakup by the Season 3 finale, much to the chagrin of the couple's shippers.
Arrow returns to The CW on October 7.