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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
ARROW - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"The Odyssey" (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
MANU BENNETT ("SPARTACUS") GUEST STARS AS SLADE WILSON - After Oliver (Stephen Amell) is shot, he turns to a surprising person for help - Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards). Diggle (David Ramsey) is stunned when he sees Felicity walk through the front door of the lair dragging a dying Oliver behind her, and the two team up to save Oliver's life. As Oliver (Stephen Amell) hovers between life and death, he flashes back to a seminal event on the island - a daring escape attempt with his new friend Slade Wilson (guest star Manu Bennett). Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne and Susanna Thompson also star. John Behring directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim (#114).
ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2013-14 season (the show's second) on 2/11/13
DESCRIPTION: (from The CW's press release, May 2013) After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. He returned home to Starling City, bent on righting the wrongs of his family and fighting injustice. To do this, he creates the persona of Arrow - a vigilante - and allies himself with former military man John Diggle (David Ramsey) and computer science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), while keeping his secret from those closest to him. Based on characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics, ARROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti ("Green Lantern," "Brothers & Sisters"), Marc Guggenheim ("No Ordinary Family," "Eli Stone") and Andrew Kreisberg ("Warehouse 13," "The Vampire Diaries"). Melissa Kellner Berman ("Eli Stone," "Dirty Sexy Money") is co-executive producer.