'Arrow' Gets Extended Trailer, Promotes Felicity Smoak


February sweeps are coming, February sweeps are coming! This month's story arc on "Arrow" is going to be the best of the series, and a new extended trailer has proven just that. Want more of Oliver Queen's backstory on the island? Well, you're going to get it. Want him to finally confront his mother? You'll get that too.

You can check out the full trailer after the jump (it's a nice accompaniment to that sweeps poster), but for now we've got some other exciting news. ET is reporting that Emily Bett Rickards, the woman behind Felicity Smoak, has been upgraded to a series regular.

Rickards has quickly become a fan favorite as Felicity has been set up as Oliver's romantic alternative to Laurel Lance. The February sweeps trailer teases some heightened sexual tension between the two characters, so shippers are in luck. Add that to the fact that Felicity will find Oliver's secret lair in tonight's episode "The Odyssey," and that should be enough to keep Felicity fans happy for now.

"Arrow" airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.

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