Manu Bennett’s Deathstroke is back in a new promo for next week’s episode of Arrow. After a long absence, the character was seen again in the last two episodes of season 5 when Oliver asked for his help in stopping Prometheus and promised to help him find Slade’s son. In the season 6 premiere, Slade told Oliver he had found his son and that he was leaving Star City.
In last night’s episode of Arrow, fans finally got to meet the mysterious hacker Cayden James, played by Michael Emerson, who Felicity helped break out of an A.R.G.U.S. prison in season 5. Felicity worked with Helix hacktivist Alena to stop Cayden’s plan of taking down the internet while the rest of Team Arrow tried to prevent a killing spree by Black Siren. It was eventually revealed that the two storylines were linked, and that Cayden James was the one who saved Black Siren on Lian Yu. After the battle was over, Arrow received a call from Slade, who needs Oliver’s help.
In the promo for next week’s episode, titled “Deathstroke Returns,” we see Oliver and Slade teaming up to find his son, Joe. The two are asking questions about Joe’s whereabouts and don’t seem to be getting anywhere. As Slade begins to lose his cool, Oliver says, “Trust me on this one: don’t make this man angry.” We also get to see Slade suited up as Deathstroke and back in action.
The CW has released a synopsis for the episode which reveals what Team Arrow will be up to in Star City while Oliver is busy helping Slade:
SLADE RETURNS; VIGILANTE REAPPEARS IN STAR CITY — Slade (guest star Manu Bennett) returns and asks Oliver (Stephen Amell) for help in tracking down his son. When they learn Joe (guest star William Franklyn-Miller) has been taken hostage by mercenaries, their mission to save him gets complicated by a terrible revelation that could shatter Slade’s hopes of reunion forever. Meanwhile, Vigilante reappears in Star City. Joel Novoa directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Spiro Skentzos (#605). Original airdate 11/9/2017.
We know from previous comments that “Deathstroke Returns” will be the first in a two-part Deathstroke story, complete with flashbacks for the character. The adult version of his son will be played by Liam Hall, who was briefly introduced in a trailer for season 6.
Arrow continues with “Deathstroke Returns” on November 9th on The CW.
Source: The CW
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