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The Slabside Redemption 

Oliver makes a choice that will affect his entire life, as well as the lives of everyone he cares about.


James Bamford


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 6 more credits »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen
David Ramsey ... John Diggle
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak
Echo Kellum ... Curtis Holt (credit only)
Rick Gonzalez ... Rene Ramirez (credit only)
Juliana Harkavy ... Dinah Drake (credit only)
Colton Haynes ... Roy Harper (credit only)
Kirk Acevedo ... Ricardo Diaz
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance (credit only)
Michael Jai White ... Ben Turner
Vinnie Jones ... Danny 'Brick' Brickwell
Cody Runnels ... Derek Sampson
Brendan Fletcher ... Stanley
Aleks Paunovic ... Prison Guard Felton
Pete Antico ... Intake Guard




Oliver makes a choice that will affect his entire life, as well as the lives of everyone he cares about.

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This episode's title is a play on the movie "The Shawshank Redemption". See more »


At the end of the episode, Felicity and Diggle are shown standing together, with a building and a straight road behind them, waiting for Oliver outside the prison. Felicity then walks towards Oliver, they kiss, the camera pans out for a long shot, and suddenly Diggle is nowhere to be seen in the area outside the prison which now has no building and the previously straight road has a 90 degree turn. See more »


Prison Guard Felton: You're lucky we didn't throw you in the hole, inmate. I don't care if this is your last day. As long as you are here, you will still follow the rules.
Oliver Queen: You don't understand. That was Ricardo Diaz. He is here inside the prison. You need to let me help you stop him.
Prison Guard Felton: Slabside is a Level 4 Super Max facility.
Oliver Queen: That doesn't matter.
Prison Guard Felton: We have 50 officers on duty, each one of them a trained professional. Trust me. We have it covered.
Oliver Queen: Trust me. That is not gonna be enough against him.
Prison Guard Felton: You only have a few ...
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References The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »

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27 November 2018 | by Tdot-MutantSee all my reviews

They somehow managed to bring the show back to its once former greatness with tonight's episode. I felt like I was watching a different show, Arrow on steroids. It was a dream come true to see the showrunners adapt their own version of Supermax on the small screen. Well done Arrow team, well done. *stands and slow claps*

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26 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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