The Slabside Redemption



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Episode Info

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


Stephen Amell
as Oliver Queen
Katie Cassidy
as Dinah "Laurel" Lance/Black Siren
David Ramsey
as John Diggle
Paul Blackthorne
as Quentin Lance
Willa Holland
as Thea Queen
Emily Bett Rickards
as Felicity Smoak
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Critic Reviews for The Slabside Redemption

The Slabside Redemption paid off the Oliver prison arc in a major way.

Dec 5, 2018 | Rating: 9.7/10 | Full Review…

The character moments stand out and, even with all of the heavy action, aren't swept aside in favor of the stunts (which are still entertaining to watch).

Nov 28, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Executed in such style, with visceral action seeping throughout this incredible episode.

Nov 27, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

This week brought us no B-stories, and no flash forward saga -- and was all the better for it. The final story of Oliver's prison stay deserved all the focus, and it handled the pressure well. Easily one of the show's best episodes of the season.

Nov 27, 2018 | Full Review…

A pretty raucous episode that showcased how well Bamford can shoot an action scene. If anything, he was the star of the episode more so than Amell, who delivers a strong performance here.

Nov 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Oliver's journey as Inmate 4587 has been one of Arrow's best-told stories so far, and "The Slabside Redemption" was the perfect way to culminate it.

Nov 27, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

If you need something to illustrate the fact that television can bring the stunts just as hard as film, "The Slabside Redemption" is all you'll ever need.

Nov 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Weirdly, this episode wound up doing more for Michael Jai Whiote's Ben turner than it did any of the main players.

Nov 27, 2018 | Rating: 6.3/10 | Full Review…

If you were hoping to send Slabside off in style, you couldn't have asked for a better, more show-stopping episode of Arrow than this.

Nov 26, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…