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Arrow: Deathstroke

Isabel reveals her true allegiance as Slade makes his move on Oliver, abducting Thea and putting Oliver's secrets at risk. Meanwhile, Roy grows increasingly impatient with Oliver, who he believes put Thea in danger by forcing Roy to break up with her.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x18
Production Number: 2J7468
Airdate: Wednesday April 02nd, 2014

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Apr 17, 2014
NO (TV2 Zebra) May 13, 2014
NZ (2) Jun 12, 2014
FI (Sub) Jul 10, 2014
AU (Nine Network) Oct 28, 2014


Guest Stars
Kevin AlejandroKevin Alejandro
As Sebastian Blood
Caity LotzCaity Lotz
As Black Canary
Celina JadeCelina Jade
As Shado
Summer GlauSummer Glau
As Isabel Rochev
Dylan NealDylan Neal
As Dr. Anthony Ivo
Artine BrownArtine Brown
As Hendrik
Adrian HolmesAdrian Holmes
As Lt. Frank Pike
Sean RogersonSean Rogerson
As Peter

Co-Guest Stars
Keri AdamsKeri Adams
As Bethany Snow
Marrett GreenMarrett Green
As TV Reporter
David NyklDavid Nykl
As Anatoly Knyazev
Lance GibsonLance Gibson
As Prisoner
Barbara PatrickBarbara Patrick
As SCPD Officer
Marc Anthony WilliamsMarc Anthony Williams
As QC Security Guard
Main Cast
Stephen AmellStephen Amell
As Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
Katie CassidyKatie Cassidy
As Laurel Lance
David RamseyDavid Ramsey
As John Diggle
Willa HollandWilla Holland
As Thea Queen
Emily Bett RickardsEmily Bett Rickards
As Felicity Smoak
Paul BlackthornePaul Blackthorne
As Detective Quentin Lance
Colton HaynesColton Haynes
As Roy Harper
Manu BennettManu Bennett
As Slade Wilson
Susanna ThompsonSusanna Thompson
As Moira Queen


Slade has his driver take Thea home and offers her a handkerchief because she's crying after her breakup with Roy. She tells him what happened and Slade admits that heartbreak isn't an easy thing to recover from. They pull up to an office building and Slade tells Thea that she isn't going home, and then screams at her to get out. She runs down a nearby alleyway and Brother Blood grabs her...

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Episode Quotes
Roy: What's the worst that could happen if I just told her the truth?
Felicity: Well, I told a guy the truth and he got struck by lightning. To be fair, probably won't happen again, statistically.

(to Oliver)
Felicity: Do you remember where you put your business suit? Or do you keep it in a cool glass case, too?

Peter: And what gives any of us the right to decide one's life is more valuable than another?
Anatoly Knyazev: He is tied up. We are not.

Moira: And how is Ms. Rochev these days? Still angry that Dorothy dropped a house on her sister?

Sara: Can you remove the explosive?
Anatoly Knyazev: Certainly. Without it going off, eh. Less certain.

Moira: I've told you that these lies were to keep our family safe; to keep us all together, but that was the biggest lie of all. And I told it to you, to Thea, to myself. Because I was too weak to face any kind of truth.
Oliver: What's happening now isn't your fault.
Moira: From the moment your children are born, you worry what the world might do to them. But you never stop to think what you might do to them. that we could be our own worst enemy.

Sara: Ollie! What did you to do him?
Slade: Not enough.

Slade: Don't worry. I am not here to harm you.
Laurel: Go to hell!
Slade: All in good time, I'm sure.

Cultural References
Moira: Still angry that Dorothy dropped a house on her sister?

In the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) and the movie adaptation The Wizard of Oz (1939), the tornado that sweeps Dorothy's farmhouse to Kansas drops it onto the Wicked Witch of the East, ruler of the Munchkins.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperMarc Guggenheim  |  Andrew Kreisberg  |  Greg Berlanti
Executive ProducerMarc Guggenheim  |  Andrew Kreisberg  |  Greg Berlanti
Co-Executive ProducerMelissa Berman  |  Jake Coburn  |  Drew Z. Greenberg
ProducerTodd Pittson  |  Joseph Patrick Finn  |  Wendy Mericle
Co-ProducerJon Wallace  |  Carl Ogawa  |  Jennifer Lence
Associate ProducerJon Wallace
Production DesignerRichard Hudolin
EditorKristin Windell
CastingLyndsey Baldasare  |  David Rapaport
First Assistant DirectorMark Bunting
Second Assistant DirectorNeil Allan
MusicBlake Neely
Music EditorZed Starkovich
Music SupervisorSeason Kent
Costume DesignerMaya Mani
HairstylistPaul J. Edwards
Make-upDanielle Fowler
Key GripJohn O'Neill (2)
Set DecoratorDominique Fauquet-LeMaitre
Location ManagerRobert Murdoch
Property MasterKen Hawryliw
Script SupervisorCorey Jones
Script CoordinatorMary Iacono
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
GafferShamus Whiting-Hewlett
Director of PhotographyGordon Verheul
Stunt CoordinatorJ.J. Makaro  |  Eli Zagoudakis
Art DirectorBridgit McGuire
Production ManagerMichael Potkins
Sound MixerPatrick Ramsay
Executive Story EditorKeto Shimizu  |  Ben Sokolowski
Casting AssociateJackie Sollitino  |  J.J. Ogilvy  |  Mike Page
Assistant Location ManagerCorrie Alexander
Fight CoordinatorJames Bamford
Canadian CastingSean Cossey
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