After "The Magician" episode of Arrow, The CW released a sneak preview of next week's episode of Arrow, which is called "The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak."
In "The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak," when a cyber attack brings Starling City to its knees, Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are pushed to their limits to contain the destruction. Life gets even more complicated for Felicity when her mother, Donna (guest star Charlotte Ross), stops by for a surprise visit. Meanwhile, Ted Grant (guest star JR Ramirez) questions Laurel's (Katie Cassidy) motives, and Thea (Willa Holland) buys an apartment with Malcolm's (John Barrowman) "estate" money, which infuriates Oliver.
Nolan Funk guest stars as Felicity's ex-boyfriend. Michael Schultz directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Brian Ford Sullivan.
"The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak" episode of Arrow airs on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 8 PM ET on The CW.