On Saturday (March 14) afternoon's PaleyFest 2015 purple carpet for The CW's "Arrow" and "The Flash," I was content to let a dozen other reporters ask Emily Bett Rickards about Felicity Smoak's romantic choices between Oliver Queen and Ray Palmer, about her advanced and evolving hacking skills and about whether things are becoming crowded in the Arrow Cave.
For me, this was the best possible time to ask Rickards about my personal favorite part of Felicity Smoak's backstory, specifically the character's Jewishness, which has been referenced in four or five lines through two seasons, as well as through the character's menorah, which had a place of honor at her workplace desk.
[If you stop to think about it, Felicity has been far more demonstrably Jewish than the characters on ABC's "The Goldbergs." I find this interesting.]
I was able to chat with Rickards about her increased interest in Felicity's Jewishness, as well as the "Arrow" writer -- Beth Schwartz, if you're curious -- who has been Judaism Svengali.