Despite Oliver Queen’s stay at Slabside laying claim to some memorable moments, I’m more than ready to put this brief era of Arrow behind me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I yearn for something formulaic, but I want to see him wearing a green costume and kicking butt on the streets of Star City whenever I tune in. This is a superhero show, first and foremost.
If you’re in agreement with me, then it looks like we’ll get our wish next week once “The Slabside Redemption” graces TV screens. Really, if that title weren’t telling enough, the first promo which debuted last night further hinted at Ollie making a break for it.
That said, I shouldn’t be too surprised of how the gallery of images promoting said episode don’t offer much in the way of spoilers, as most look like they could’ve been pulled from any preceding chapter this season. Still, there’s a brief glimpse at the full-scale riot that’ll likely provide our hero the cover he needs.
In fact, I didn’t think we’d see any more of Bronze Tiger, but there he is. If you tuned in last night, then you probably remember how he was (most likely) wrongfully thrown in solitary confinement for killing a guard. As it appeared in the closing moments, Oliver’s #1 fan on the inside was most likely responsible.
Now, this is just speculation on my part, but it wouldn’t be crazy to assume Ben Turner may join Oliver in the escape. In recent weeks, the once and future Green Arrow learned there’s more than meets the eye with the Tiger, so we’ll see if I’m right come early next week.
For more info on “The Slabside Redemption,” be sure to check out the official synopsis:
JAMES BAMFORD DIRECTS AN EPIC EPISODE — Oliver (Stephen Amell) makes a choice that will affect his entire life, as well as the lives of everyone he cares about. James Bamford directed the episode written by Jill Blankenship & Rebecca Bellotto (#707).
Arrow airs on Monday nights on The CW.