The first look at next week’s season 5 finale of Arrow has just been released, teasing an all out war between the Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) and Prometheus (Josh Segarra), as well as the return of some key figures like fan-favorite Deathstroke (Manu Bennett).  

 The conflict between the two will reach a fever pitch when Arrow formally wraps up its current season with the episode titled ‘Lian Yu’. But before the much-awaited head-to-head battle between Oliver and his current biggest threat, the bow-wielding vigilante will ask for help from a very unusual person — Slade Wilson, also known as Deathstroke. In the 20-second teaser for the season finale, Oliver pays his old enemy a personal visit and strikes him a deal in exchange for his help against Prometheus. Interestingly, Deathstroke appears to easily get on board with the idea.

Even before the current season started, rumor had it that Bennett was already due for a role reprisal in The CW show. The New Zealand-born actor was plagued with questions on when he will be back in Arrow or if he would be back at all. He repeatedly shot down rumors and said he would not be returning for the show’s fifth outing. However, a lot of fans continued to hope and believe that Deathstroke would eventually make a return appearance on the DC TV series.

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In addition to Deathstroke, Oliver is also forced to seek help from other unlikely allies including Nyssa (Katrina Law), Merlyn (John Barrowman), and Digger Harkness also known as Captain Boomerang (Nick E. Tarabay) — all in the hopes of finally defeating Adrian Chase. On the flipside, however, Chase is also gearing for the upcoming battle as he brings in together a group of formidable people to make up his own team. His cohorts include Black Siren (Katie Cassidy), Evelyn Sharp (Madison McLaughlin) and Talia al Ghul (Lexa Doig).

With both sides putting out their respective teams, it will be interesting to see who will take on who in the final showdown. Furthermore, with former enemy lines already being crossed, with Deathstroke coming in to help Oliver, questions will undoubtedly arise as to how their relationship will evolve moving forward, provided they both survive the onslaught that Prometheus is cooking up. Will this be Slade’s last stand, or will he live to talk to Oliver in a charming low voice after the season has come to an end?

Arrow season 5 will conclude with ‘Lian Yu’ next Wednesday @8pm on The CW. 

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Source: The CW

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