Arrow: Season 2, Episode 15

The Promise (5 Mar. 2014)

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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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Laurel Lance (credit only)
Quentin Lance (credit only)


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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In the comics, the evil mastermind, Professor Ivo, created an android named 'Amazo'. The name of the freighter that had been commandeered by Dr. Ivo was named 'Amazo'. See more »


Dr. Anthony Ivo: It's harder than it looks, isn't it? Killing an unarmed man.
Oliver Queen: It seemed pretty easy when you murdered Shado.
Dr. Anthony Ivo: I didn't murder her, Oliver.
Oliver Queen: Ivo, you shot her in the head.
Dr. Anthony Ivo: I gave you a choice! You chose Sara. You blame me, but that's because you can't face your own guilt. I loaded the bullets, yes, I pulled the trigger, but you... you aimed the gun. And you hold yourself responsible. Don't you?
Oliver Queen: Yes. But that doesn't mean I won't kill you.
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7 March 2014 | by (Dhaka,Bangladesh) – See all my reviews

This episode is structurally similar to the episode of season 1 named 'The Odyssey' . This episode sets up the rest of the season .

Wonderful story-writing & dialogues . The actors have delivered the goods, especially Manu Bennett (Slade Wilson) . Now we can understand the extent of the hatred & the emotional drive of him although we have been teased about it in the previous episodes .

The conversation between slade & oliver when they are alone are very interesting . In the flash-backs, the story & action are executed well . You will absolutely love the scene where slade,oliver,sara,roy & oliver's family stand in the same room .

As usual this episode will give you an unpredictable ending.

An excellent episode to feel astonished .

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