The CW has released a new batch of photos for "The Slabside Redemption", the seventh episode of Arrow's seventh season.
The photos take a decidedly different approach from the usual Arrow photos, adopting a more close-up look at what fans can expect in the episode. This week's installment certainly shed some light on what exactly that will be, particularly now that Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Ricardo Diaz (Kirk Acevedo) appear to be subjects of a prisoner trade. As fans saw in the tail end of tonight's episode, Team Arrow had finally succeeded in capturing Diaz, and the authorities would be exchanging him to Slabside so Oliver could be released.
Of course, knowing Arrow, there's probably some sort of catch with that -- which will only further complicate Team Arrow's task to apprehend Diaz and his Longbow Hunters.
"When you have a multitude of people who are sort of distracting [you] and working as a team toward evil, you're, for lack of a better word, screwed," Emily Bett Rickards said in a recent interview. "The team doesn't necessarily have a designated leader since they've been broken up. It goes back to, what is everybody's cost? If you don't have the same amount of cost, you're going to face disagreement and trouble and possibly not having good teamwork against three people that are working together as a team with a dedicated message, which is probably, at the root of it, evil. They're kind of outnumbered in terms of mental game, which transfers into the powers that they have."
And assuming that Oliver does make it out of Slabside okay (which he just might, seeing as the "Elseworlds" crossover is just weeks away), the nature of him outing himself as the Green Arrow at the end of last season could come back into the fold.
"That’s the one thing I’m very, very curious to know about that I know precious little about." Amell revealed in an interview earlier this season. "What’s Oliver’s like with the team when he gets out of prison — what is his relationship with the population of Star City? He’s outed now; he outed himself. What does that mean? We have to respect the enormity of that decision. He can’t live in that apartment anymore, because he’s the Green Arrow and everybody knows it. What are those dynamics? I’m very interested to see."
You can check out the synopsis for "The Slabside Redemption" below!
"JAMES BAMFORD DIRECTS AN EPIC EPISODE — Oliver (Stephen Amell) makes a choice that will affect his entire life, as well as the lives of everyone he cares about.0comments
James Bamford directed the episode written by Jill Blankenship & Rebecca Bellotto."
Arrow airs Mondays at 8/7c on The CW. "The Slabside Redemption" will air on November 26th.