Felicity Smoak and John Diggle
Emily Bett Rickards and David Ramsay
I’ve loved the organic unfolding of the friendship between these two characters. It seems as though they have very similar characteristics. From their first interaction, when Felicity doesn’t know that Oliver is the Hood, back in the first season, it’s clear that they share a sarcastic sense of humour, and don’t allow Oliver to get away with things. The two are clear-sighted, and perceptive, acting as Oliver’s moral compass and keeping him from sinking too far.
The two of them have a endearing brother sister relationship, away from being the Original Team Arrow members that Oliver most relies on. In the second season premiere, there’s a hint that they have grown closer over the months that Oliver has been in self induced exile on Lian Yu. Felicity evidently knows about the breakup between Diggle and Carly, and takes Oliver to task for not noticing how Diggle reacts to Oliver’s casual mentions of Carly. The scene shows how protective she is of her ‘big brother’, and is very sweet. Felicity tells Oliver the truth
Diggle returned the favour, of being Felicity’s sounding board when he picked up on her insecurities over the inclusion of Sara to the team, during the episode that they battled the Clock King. Diggle reassuring Felicity
It’s a shame that the third season was so packed with other storylines, as it meant that there wasn’t that much room for Diggle and Felicity to share a scene exclusively. However they did have several memorable moments in season four, including this one Diggle and Felicity