“Arrow” Season 2 is bringing back Slade Wilson, and he is bringing the violence with him. Videos that preview “The Promise” show just how dangerous life is going to get both on the island and in Starling City.

Oliver (Stephen Amell) had thought Slade (Manu Bennett) to be dead until the recent episode, “Time of Death.” His delusions were abruptly shattered when he encountered the mirakuru-enhanced former friend at his mother’s house. With this, the battle is sure to begin.

The producer’s preview for “The Promise” hints at even more than this. “It makes the season finale from last year look like a student film from the 1980s,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim says of the island-set fight scenes in the episode. For these, production designed and built an entire ship set.

Guggenheim also points out that this episode marks several beginnings. It’s the first time Oliver puts on his green hood. Slade wears the Deathstroke mask for the very first time. On top of that, Guggenheim says, “This is the beginning of the relationship that will define the end of Season 2.”

The “Arrow” episode, “The Promise,” airs Wednesday, March 5 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

Posted by:Laurel Brown