It’s probably not a great thing that John Diggle is getting married in an episode of “Arrow” entitled “Suicidal Tendencies.” Then again, that is precisely what is going down when this episode airs on Wednesday, March 25. Don’t take this as a bad sign, though, that the character is in severe danger. It’s more of an indication of the return of the Suicide Squad. Though really, this is not so much a squad as it is a duo act with Deadshot and Cupid. Bronze Tiger is seemingly not going to be a part of the action this time around, and Harley Quinn has since been moved somewhere else.
For a few more details about the squad’s mission this time, and also what is going on with Oliver and some of the other characters on the show, take a look at the attached synopsis:
“It’s celebration time as Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) get married. However, Deadshot (guest star Michael Rowe) interrupts their honeymoon and tells them the Suicide Squad has been given a new mission – rescue United States Senator Joseph Cray (guest star Steven Culp) from a hostage situation in the Republic of Kasnia. Amanda Waller (guest star Cynthia Addai-Robinson) breaks down the mission and introduces them to the newest member of the Suicide Squad, Cupid (guest star Amy Gumenick). Meanwhile, Oliver (Stephen Amell) learns about Ray’s new Atom costume and the two have a heated stand-off. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Ray hit a rough patch.”
We’re always fine to have an episode or two a season where Diggle takes the lead. It gives Stephen Amell a little bit of rest for one, but it further makes him into an essential part of the show’s universe. We know that there is a Suicide Squad movie coming up, but we hope that the TV version will continue to exist in its own way. This is a fun chance to revisit some of our favorite villains, and to also remind us that Amanda Waller is still out there and probably just as terrible person in the present as she is in the past.
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