In Season 4 of Arrow, Damien Darhk arrived and made everyone's lives terrible, particularly the members of Team Arrow. No one had an easy time of it, and viewers even had to make some sacrifices as David Ramsey's John Diggle spent a good chunk of the season dealing with a subplot involving his brother, putting some distance between him and Oliver & Co. Ramsey spoke with Cinema Blend and other outlets during roundtable interviews at Comic-Con, and when I asked if he would be back in the thick of the action in Season 5, here's what he had to say.
Double yes! One for Diggle and one for Spartan. David Ramsey wasn't the only one speaking enthusiastically about the upcoming season's tonal shift from Darhk's mysticism to the gritty crime drama that the series started out as, and everyone on hand from Arrow was jazzed about going back to basics on the superhero series. But now fans can rest assured that we won't be going through the entirety of Season 5 will Diggle leading an entirely separate military subplot while mourning the death of his brother.
With some minor adjustments to his costume and mask, Diggle will hopefully be a brutal force to be reckoned with when Season 5 starts picking up steam in its crime lord-driven narrative, featuring Chad L. Coleman as the gangster Tobias Church. This show definitely is at its best when the good guys are getting along and all agree that beating the crap out of the bad guys is the best move. Things won't start out like that, though, as Ramsey explained when it would be that he gets his groove back with Team Arrow.
That's right, Diggle will be a free agent when Season 5 gets underway, as Felicity and Arrow start drawing in other recruits for the team, including Curtis "Mr. Terrific" Holt, Eveyln "Artemis" Sharp and Jack "Wild Dog" Wheeler. We will definitely see Speedy and Diggle returning to headquarters at some point, though, to keep the action and adventure at a fever pitch, even if the newbies have to take some backtalk when it happens. Season 5 will also be notable for being the final year of the flashbacks, though I'm pretty sure Diggle is more interested in meeting Supergirl than Oliver's past.
Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.
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