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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 »


Airs Mon. Feb. 18, 8:00 PM on CW




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 Runnels ... 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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Release Date:

26 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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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 »


Ben Turner: I can't believe I'm working with the Green Arrow.
Oliver Queen: You aren't. Hey, maybe - maybe prison has changed me, compromised my judgement of people.
Ben Turner: You sure that's a bad thing? Look... No offense.
Oliver Queen: OK.
Ben Turner: But the old Green Arrow, he wasn't the best. He saw the world in black and white, but now you - you know there's gray out there, too. Maybe that makes you a better hero.
[picks up a soda can]
Ben Turner: And I know it's bad for you, but do you really think you're gonna stop Diaz with a can of soda?
Oliver Queen: We're about to find...
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References The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »

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One of the best episodes to date
27 November 2018 | by Holt344See all my reviews

This episode was one of the best thanks to the great choreography, there were a lot of fight scenes and good ones at that. Focusing only on Oliver in the prison was something I've been looking for and it sure did pay out, we got a great fight with one of Arrow's best villains, Diaz. Personally he's one of the best and seeing him in half of S6 and 7 have been some great television.

I can't help to wonder what the showrunner of the show has in store for us, hopefully as good story arc like this one was!

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