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The Slabside Redemption 

Oliver makes a choice that will affect his entire life, as well as the lives of everyone he cares about.


James Bamford


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 6 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen
David Ramsey ... John Diggle
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak
Echo Kellum ... Curtis Holt (credit only)
Rick Gonzalez ... Rene Ramirez (credit only)
Juliana Harkavy ... Dinah Drake (credit only)
Colton Haynes ... Roy Harper (credit only)
Kirk Acevedo ... Ricardo Diaz
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance (credit only)
Michael Jai White ... Ben Turner
Vinnie Jones ... Danny 'Brick' Brickwell
Cody Rhodes ... Derek Sampson
Brendan Fletcher ... Stanley
Aleks Paunovic ... Prison Guard Felton
Pete Antico ... Intake Guard


Oliver makes a choice that will affect his entire life, as well as the lives of everyone he cares about.

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This episode's title is a play on the movie "The Shawshank Redemption". See more »


At the end of the episode, Felicity and Diggle are shown standing together, with a building and a straight road behind them, waiting for Oliver outside the prison. Felicity then walks towards Oliver, they kiss, the camera pans out for a long shot, and suddenly Diggle is nowhere to be seen in the area outside the prison which now has no building and the previously straight road has a 90 degree turn. See more »


Ricardo Diaz: Look who decided to come to my party.
Oliver Queen: Let those guards go.
Ricardo Diaz: I told you... the only thing I wanted was to see you suffer before you die.
Oliver Queen: You're not gonna get what you want.
Ricardo Diaz: No?
[punches Oliver]
Ricardo Diaz: Ooh. I've been waiting to do that for a long time.
Oliver Queen: You get your shots in while you can because I'm gonna see to it that you spend the rest of your life eating your meals in a spot just like this.
Ricardo Diaz: I promised myself I'm never gonna die in prison. And I'm gonna take you with me.
Oliver Queen: Oh, you sure about that?
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References The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »

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Best episode ever of Arrow?
27 November 2018 | by joubir-32993See all my reviews

Thrilling from start to finish, doesn't even feel like a CW show. All hail Beth Schwartz for redeeming this show, It seems like Arrow didn't peak early after all as S7 has potential to be the best season yet of this show.

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Release Date:

26 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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