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Arrow Finale: Manu Bennett Returning for Island-Centric Season Ender

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Arrow is returning to familiar territory for its upcoming season finale, welcoming back a familiar face (and mask!) in the process.

Thanks to a series of tweets from Team Arrow on Monday, we now know that Manu Bennett (aka Slade Wilson/Deathstroke) will return for the impending finale, which is titled “Lian Yu.” For those who don’t speak fluent Arrow, that’s the name of the infamous hellish island where Oliver Queen began his journey to becoming… something… else.

Arrow star Stephen Amell got the spoiler party started by tweeting a picture of the Deathstroke mask and welcoming Bennett back into the fold:

And executive producer Marc Guggenheim kept it going with a sneak peek of the season finale script:

Lest you assume the party is over, however, a follow-up tweet from Guggenheim promised several other “exciting announcements” about the season finale in the days to come. It was previously announced that Katie Cassidy (as Black Siren) will return to Arrow for the final two episodes of Season 5, before achieving series-regular status in Season 6.

Though a masked Deathstroke made an appearance during Arrow‘s 100th episode back in Nov. 2016, Bennett hasn’t shown his face in Star City since the middle of Season 3 in 2015. (TVLine has confirmed Bennett’s return.)

Your thoughts on more Deathstroke? Hopes for the final episodes of the season? Drop ’em all in a comment below.

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