“Without this show I would have not met the inspiring people pictured here nor those I have gotten to work with and get to work with everyday. People who have become my family,” she captioned a candid photo of the cast on Instagram. “I’m excited to see what is in store for the story we have been telling. I’m excited and nervous. A combination of emotions Felicity Smoak vibrates at frequently.”
She continued, “Needless to say without the last seven years I wouldn’t have met her… Thank you to all of you for your massive support, passion and accompanying us on this journey. It’s because of you we found each other.”
Stephen also penned a touching tribute to his co-star, adding, “For me… August 3rd, 2012 is the most important day in the history of our show. It was the first day I worked with Emily. Her energy and the vibrancy she gave to Felicity Smoak is only surpassed by what she personally gave to me. She was a co-worker that became a best friend. So on the first day of our last episode together, I’d like everyone to know how deeply I appreciate the past seven years. EmBett… We wouldn’t be here without you. I love you. And I cannot wait to see what you do next.
When did Felicity join Team Arrow?
Emily first came on the show in episode 3 — she was an IT Technician at Queen Consolidated before she ultimately joined Oliver’s team of vigilantes.
The CW gave Emily a series regular role (after doing such a bang-up job with her guest star role) shortly after her debut.