Well, there’s no two ways about it now: Deathstroke is back! After Arrow at last confirmed Manu Bennett’s Slade Wilson would return in the closing moments of “Missing,” our first Season 5 finale photos and trailer see not only Deathstroke, but Captain Boomerang and more in the “Lian Yu” fray.

Bennett’s Wilson doesn’t actually appear in in the photos above (a stunt double was likely used to minimize his commitment against Shannara Chronicles), though an unmasked Deathstroke is definitely visible in the trailer below. Also making his first appearance since Season 3 is Nick E. Tarabay’s Captain Boomerang, and hey, even Oliver’s baby-mama is hanging out on “Lian Yu”!

So reads the synopsis:


The battle between Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Adrian Chase (Josh Segarra) culminates in a final epic battle on Lian Yu. After recent events, Oliver decides to recruit a group of unlikely allies — Slade (guest star Manu Bennett), Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law), Merlyn (John Barrowman) and Digger Harkness (guest star Nick E. Tarabay) — to defeat Chase. However, Chase has his own army – Black Siren (guest star Katie Cassidy), Evelyn Sharp (guest star Madison McLaughlin) and Talia al Ghul (guest star Lexa Doig) — and the forces collide in an explosive season finale.

Tough to say who might survive such a stacked showdown, though at least some of the above stars have booked permanent returns for Season 6, while others swear-off the Arrow-verse entirely. Stay tuned for the latest on Arrow Season 5’s finale in the meantime.

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