The CW has released the official description for episode 2.18 of Arrow titled “Deathstroke", in which Summer Glau's character Isabel Rochev makes a much-awaited return. In "Deathstoke", airing on April 2nd, Slade’s plan to get revenge on Oliver will put his family in danger and Isabel Rochev finally strikes, trying to strip him of his role at Queen Consolidated.
Check out the official description of Arrow 2.18 'Deathstroke' below, via press release:
OLIVER’S WORLD STARTS TO CRUMBLE — Slade (Manu Bennett) makes his move against Oliver (Stephen Amell) and the repercussions are enormous. While Oliver scrambles to protect his family, a key player in his team starts to question Oliver’s decisions. Meanwhile, Isabel (guest star Summer Glau) makes her move to take Queen Consolidated away from Oliver. Guy Bee directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Drew Z. Greenberg (#218).
UPDATE: Check out high res promotional images from Arrow 2.18 'Deathstroke'.
Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim describes this episode as a "big mid-midseason cliffhanger.", so don't miss Slade Wilson spending some quality time in that Deathstroke armor and discover what Summer Glau's Isabel is hiding up her sleeve as Oliver faces a challenge he can’t just shoot in the face with an arrow.
Arrow 2.18 'Deathstroke' airs on The CW on Wednesday, April 02 at 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.
|13 Mar 2014|
|Total comments: 4|
Message #1 | chrisdvanne_ | 13 Mar 2014, 16:11 GMT
I've seen comments online saying that Isabel's move is part of Slade's revenge plan. But I have not seen the slightest hint in previous episode that could lead us to think that Isabel and Slade are allies. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that they are not allies, just that we don't know that. Isabel's arc has been completely separated from the Slade or Green Arrow arcs so far.
The only thing we know about Isabel is that she was raised in Russia but was adopted by Americans, that her name is on Oliver's father list and that she has an history with Moira.
Can't wait to to find out more about her agenda!
Message #2 | chrisdvanne_ | 13 Mar 2014, 09:59 GMT
I'm very well aware that most Arrow fans can't wait to see Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) spend some quality time in that shiny Deathstroke armor and that Isabel Rochev's arc is in the B or C-plot but I hope Arrow writers managed to build an intense episode.
Message #3 | Metal | 14 Mar 2014, 00:36 GMT
Actually she is from Siberia, but it isn't precise where she was raised. I think that in Arrow just before she and Oliver had a "quick" quality time moment she said something about being the lonely girl with the foreign accent or I may be wrong. Well not that it matters that much, I have to go check the ep to see for sure, but if that's correct she at least partly is raised in the states.
Whether she works with Slade, I dunno. But I don't think that the arrow writers would go for so slick storyline with what we've seen so far. And the premise that Olive won't be able to solve the problem he faces regarding Isabel only or partly confirms that. Again I may be wrong, but I can't see much standing in his way of killing her if he knew she worked with Slade to hurt his friends and family or/and that she was involved in his kidnapping and torturing on the island. Unless of course, he really has deep feelings for her and further more if Isabel also has some more than business feelings for him. And or if killing her might out him or his company in more dangerous position somehow than if he can deal with her in another way.
Message #4 | chrisdvanne_ | 14 Mar 2014, 01:03 GMT
I wanted to make it short but I think she said she stayed in Russia till she was (around) 9 and went to the States after that.
I don't believe season 2 Oliver would kill Isabel from cold blood. Since the Isabel Rochev story arc seems to come to an end, Isabel has to disappear. I guess Arrow writers will find a way to get rid of her without killing her.