Conklin conspired to force Vlad to kill Oliver Queen as he had begun to distrust Oliver after discovering he was a mole. When going back to check on the Slam workers at the island shore, Vlad attacked Oliver and tried to drown him, but Oliver started to run to the shore. Oliver then broke Vlad's neck, killing him. Conklin witnessed the whole fight with the Slam workers, proclaiming that he better have a heck of a story to go along with Vlad's body.
- Conklin nicknamed Vlad "Ukraine", and his sister "Miss Ukraine", likely referring to their country of origin. Although, according to Taiana, her parents live in Russia.