For us, the proof is in the pictures. For Oliver? It's in his living room.
A shocked Oliver sees Slade with his family in his own home next Wednesday!
The moment we've all been waiting for will occur on Arrow Season 2 Episode 15, "The Promise."
The pictures say a lot, but we can only guess why Slade came forward. It looks like he took the opportunity presented to him by Moira's run for mayor to back her candidacy. Why else risk showing his hand, especially right under Oliver's nose?
Will Roy be impressed with the influential man who shares his affliction? Will they be able to sniff it out on each other?
The island scenes portray Oliver and Sara working together with Slade to take the freighter over from Ivo. What Slade doesn't know is Sara has talked Oliver into killing Ivo to keep the secret of Shado's death out of Slade's Mirakuru-ridden hands.
It's going to be a long week.
If you feel a burning need to catch up on the latest episodes, do yourself a favor and watch Arrow online. Several viewings always pays off with Arrow!
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