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The Promise 

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Oliver is shocked when he learns that Slade has come to Starling City. Back on the island, as Oliver, Slade and Sara prepare to take over the freighter from Ivo, Sara pulls Oliver aside and... See full summary »


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Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance (credit only)
David Ramsey ... John Diggle
Willa Holland ... Thea Queen
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak
Colton Haynes ... Roy Harper
Manu Bennett ... Slade Wilson
Susanna Thompson ... Moira Queen
Paul Blackthorne ... Quentin Lance (credit only)
Caity Lotz ... Sara Lance
Celina Jade ... Shado
Dylan Neal ... Dr. Anthony Ivo
Artine Tony Browne ... Hendrick Von Arnim (as Artine Brown)
James Pizzinato ... Reverend Thomas Flynn
David Nykl ... Anatoly Knyazev


Oliver is shocked when he learns that Slade has come to Starling City. Back on the island, as Oliver, Slade and Sara prepare to take over the freighter from Ivo, Sara pulls Oliver aside and tells him he needs to kill Ivo to prevent him from telling Slade what happened with Shado. Oliver feels immense guilt over the situation but realizes Slade's growing rage from the Mirakuru makes him unpredictable and he could turn on his friends if he thinks Oliver is to blame. Oliver agrees to kill Ivo and the battle begins. Written by Anonymous

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Sky [United Kingdom]




English | Arabic

Release Date:

5 March 2014 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


While giving Slade Wilson the guided tour, Thea shows him a painting by "Curtis Swan." Curt Swan was a comic book artist who produced hundreds of covers and stories from the early 1950s to 1986: he is most associated with Superman and many comic book fans consider his version of the character to be definitive. See more »


Oliver Queen: Cyrus Gold, the man in the skull mask, all this was you. They worked for you.
Slade Wilson: Well, I have my allies, just as you have yours. John Diggle, for example. I suppose you're wondering why he hasn't taken his head shot. Don't worry. He's still alive - for now.
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Brilliantly-Awesome Episode
29 May 2015 | by arora-pawan1See all my reviews

Hope there was 11/10 so i could rate what it deserves Definitely one of the best episode on the series

Story - Dialogues - Action are done in a brilliant way

Specifically here more story is concerned about what happened on the Lian Yu ( Island ) & Amazo ( the ship ) also clears reason behind Slade's Hatred Towards Oliver

Stephen Amell and Manu Bennett are really best at their roles Both have their story and shown in best manner

Cherry on the cake was when Team Arrow, Queen Family, Oliver, and Slade is in the same room where even Oliver get's a bit scared about what's gonna happen next ( Definitely give's sensation to viewers )

Hat's off to Manu Bennett, He was the best attraction of the series

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