Arrow Hot Shots: Deathstroke Unmasked Gives Oliver an Island Beatin'!

The CW’s Arrow, with Episode 13 (airing Feb. 6), fittingly depicts a very unlucky moment for Oliver Queen, flashing back to when he first clashed with the man who would be Deathstroke — and we’ve got photos of that first face-off.

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Playing the super-assassin’s alter ego, Slade Wilson, is Manu Bennett aka Spartacus‘ Crixius, with whom Amell auditioned when he threw his abs into the ring to take over as the Starz series’ lead. Reflecting on that screen test, Amell promises an “intense” altercation.

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Seeing as Slade discovers Oliver very early into his castaway existence, back when the billionaire playboy was “far less capable,” Amell says they don’t exactly “mix it up” upon meeting. “It’s more like ‘beating down,'” he reports with a laugh.

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  1. mia says:

    Gotta say, they’ve been managing the flashback element really well. Fits into the story and its integral we learn about this part of Oliver’s life, yet it doesn’t detract from the ‘present’ story.

  2. Alan says:

    why cant people keep masks on in live action? its like the characters are allergic to them or something.
    anyways the flashbacks have been great and really allow you to connect to oliver which is amazing considering they were initially the parts i wanted nothing to do with; good work there writers

  3. Ben says:

    My one complaint about Arrow is the lack of masks. Oliver needs a domino not a bit of slap-dash face paint. My brain is pre-programmed to accept that wearing a domino mask completely disguises ones face, so the lack of one is hurting my brain.

    • Alan says:

      ive always just assumed the domino masks in comics to be face paint, otherwise those things would be falling off all the time and they are way too expressive to be hard plastic

  4. DG says:

    No actor wants to have their face NOT seen and recognized even if it’s a rule of the genre.

  5. lawrence s. says:

    slade wilson might apper in presnt world because him and oliver in ep 14 in flashback are gonna attemt to escape hopes up for that and hope for slade wilson as main character if theres season two!