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Oliver and Slade's ultimate showdown will be a three-part affair starting with the April 30 episode — and the final hour will take place in 24-style real time. With Roy more dangerous than ever and Laurel in the know about Oliver's secret, the Arrow's life is slowly crumbling around him in what executive producer Andrew Kreisberg calls "some of the darkest stuff we've ever done." Several familiar faces will return to help in the final fight for Starling City, but what happens in town is only half of it. "There's a couple of massive surprises for the island," Kreisberg says, hinting that there could be a death before the season is up. "The gloves are off and anybody can die at any minute."