The Promise

Season 2, Episode 15 -  Air Date: 3/5/2014
3 Ratings


From the CW: "Oliver (Stephen Amell) is shocked when he learns that Slade (Manu Bennett) has come to Starling City. Back on the island, as Oliver, Slade and Sara (Caity Lotz) prepare to take over the freighter from Ivo (guest star Dylan Neal), Sara pulls Oliver aside and tells him he needs to kill Ivo to prevent him from telling Slade what happened with Shado. Oliver feels immense guilt over the situation but realizes Slade‘s growing rage from the Mirakuru makes him unpredictable and he could turn on his friends if he thinks Oliver is to blame. Oliver agrees to kill Ivo and the battle begins."

‘Arrow‘ Recap: Slade Has Come to Starling City to Fulfill a Promise

If you forgot to breathe during tonight‘s episode, I‘m right there with you."The Promise" was easily the most tense episode of Arrow ever produced even though the majority of it was set five years ago. That episode structure meant producers would have difficulty surprising us since we more or less knew what was coming. But even without many surprises left to dole out, this was a great episode that filled in a lot of necessary backstory.
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