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"Deathstroke" Spills Arrow's Secrets In This Week's Episode

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04/03/2014 3:18 am
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Media Courtesy of the CW

Vanessa Ho Staff Writer


We pick up right where we last left off. Slade has given Thea a lift and they converse about broken hearts. When the car stops, Thea notes that it isn't her home and Slade tells her that she isn't going home and screams for to get out of the car. When Thea does, she runs into the arms of Brother Blood. In the Arrow Cave, Oliver tries to train Roy in the art of archery, but he is distracted by his breakup with Thea and felt things would have been better if he was honest with her.  However, Oliver states that with the lives they live, they can't be honest in order to protect them. Felicity enters with tons of messages from Queen Consolidated.  It seems that Ollie has been shirking his CEO duties in light of Slade.  Oliver arrives at Queen Consolidated and sees that Isabel has been doing a good job in keeping Queen Consolidated afloat but Oliver needs to be more present as he is the face of the company.  Felicity interrupts their conversation to announce Moira's arrival.  Mother and son have a tense conversation where Moira asks Oliver to show up to the mayoral debate and act like her son. At the debate, Thea is a no show and as the debate gets on the way, the first question from the public is from Thea but it is a video showing Thea begging for help and Deathstroke over her and the words, "What is Thea Queen's life worth to you?" At Queen Consolidated, the police ask Moira who could be after Thea.  Moira thinks it is Malcolm Merlyn but instead tells the police it could be anyone that still blames her for the quake.  Oliver tells them that Thea's kidnapping has nothing to do with the quake.  Meanwhile, Isabel tells Oliver that she needs him present at an important board vote but he tells her he can't and appoints her temporary CEO. Back at the Arrow Cave, Felicity has managed to track Slade down at an abandoned bar.  To prepare, Sara has developed poison venom that can take Slade down.  At the bar, Team Arrow find Slade sitting alone on a chair and they demand to know where Thea is but Slade doesn't answer even after Roy punches him.  Arrow shoots the poison arrow at Slade and asks Roy to call Lance to arrest Slade. Moira and Oliver arrive at the police station where Moira doesn't understand why a friend like Slade would kidnap Thea. Lt. Pike then admonishes Lance for arresting Slade on the word of the Arrow when Slade has an alibi of being on Costa Rica for the past 72 hours.  Oliver manages to slip into the interrogation room and the first question he asks Slade is how he got off the island.  Slade states that he swam off and his body did get ravage by the currents but the mirakuru healed his body except for his eye.  Oliver begs Slade to punish him, and not Thea for letting Shado die and demands to know where Thea is.  Just when it looks like Slade will spill, Pike comes in to let him go and tells him that Lance will be punished.  Slade says that Lance shouldn't be punished because he doesn't hold grudges. Yay right. As Slade leaves the police station, Diggle tails him and Felicity monitors Slade location using the GPS in his car while Roy is on the ground keeping an eye out too.  Slade is smart though and manages to lose Team Arrow through well-timed cars getting in the way, spoofing the GPS signal and a decoy car. At an empty storage unit where Thea is being held prisoner, Slade lets her go but offers the opportunity to hear a secret that her brother has been keeping. Back at the Arrow Cave, Roy is pissed at losing Slade and wonders why they didn't question Slade themselves but had to have them arrested. Roy is sick at listening to the gospel according to Oliver while Sara, Diggle and Felicity try to call him down. A fight ensues between Diggle and Roy that Oliver interrupts.  Roy then goes off on Oliver and quits Team Arrow. Before Oliver can go after Roy, Felicity is alerted to something that is going on at Queen Consolidated - an emergency board meeting that ousted him as CEO and made Isabel the permanent one. This is where Oliver realizes that Isabel is working with Slade.  Oliver manages to get Isabel to tell him where Thea is. When Oliver arrives at this storage unit, he takes down Slade's men but there is no Thea.  Meanwhile, Slade, in full Deathstroke costume, hijacks a prisoner transfer bus and offers the prisoners a job opportunity. Oliver learns Thea is safe, and is at the Starling City Police Station. When Moira and Oliver arrive, Thea is pissed that both of them lied to her that Malcolm Merlyn is her father and that Slade Wilson told her the truth.  When Oliver says he didn't tell her to protect her, tells him he is starting to sound like their mom. As Thea leaves the station, we Roy outside to make sure she is okay.  Once he gets that assurance, we see Roy leave town. Also, Lance gets arrested for aiding and abetting the Arrow. Island Flashback The folks that escaped the freighter are arguing on what to do with Hendrix.  The majority wants to turn him over to Slade but Peter (who I think was the priest that was onboard) says that what is stopping Slade from killing Hendrix after getting what he wants and then escaping the island.  However, Sara thinks they can use this situation to his advantage. In the dark of night, Sara and Anatoli uncover a land mind so that Anatoli can grab the explosive device from it.  Sara's plan is to blow up Hendrix that will stop Slade.  Anatoli asks Sara when did she get so scary. The exchange takes place.  But, Slade senses the bomb on Hendrix and wants to shoot and kill Sara but the ghost of Shado appears and tells him that death is too easy for them and that the island should be there prison to rot and Slade spews back what Shado told him to the group and then leaves. Back to the present, Slade is getting comfortable at Queen Consolidated and Sebastian is pissed at Slade for promising that he would be mayor but his stunt at kidnapping Thea has caused Moira to take a lead in the polls.  Slade said he promised Sebastian the city and that he would give him an army to get it.  So now, we know what those prisoners will be used for.  Isabel informs Slade that now that they have control of the Applied Sciences division, they are going to use its resources to develop the mirakuru.  As Slade leaves the office, we see the ghost of Shado there. As we near episode end, Slade is quite the chatty Cathy by spewing a lot of Oliver's secrets.  First, as noted earlier, Slade told Thea that Oliver kept the secret that Malcolm Merlyn was her father.  Then the episode ends with Slade visiting Laurel, who at first wants to slam the door in his face considering he is wanted in Thea's kidnapping, to tell her that Oliver is no that man that she knows; that Oliver is the Arrow.  Close-up on Laurel's shocked face. So, what does this mean going forward?  What does Slade gain from letting Laurel know that Oliver is the Arrow?  As the season winds up, it will be interesting to see.

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