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A.R.G.U.S. has been a sizable presence in the Arrow-verse throughout the years, but David Ramsey revealed the organization might play a role as big as it ever has in Arrow Season 7. CinemaBlend's TV Editor Nick Venable caught up with Ramsey during a roundtable interview at San Diego Comic-Con, and we learned that Arrow will focus more on the organization in the upcoming season:
At the beginning of the season, you see that five months in...Diggle is visiting Oliver in prison at the beginning. He's giving him reports, and you see a strong relationship that I think was beginning to reshape itself at the end of Season 6, despite their differences. So he's giving [Oliver] a report about what's happening. Their trail of Diaz has gone cold at the beginning of the season. The resources that they're using for A.R.G.U.S. -- because they can't play dress-up anymore -- A.R.G.U.S. has really become the de facto headquarters for the long arm that they're using to track down Diaz. Because they don't have a lair. So all that provides a lot of stress for Oliver, but Diggle is picking up some of the mantle in terms of leadership. It's not really the same kind of structure that it was before. We kind of look to Diggle as kind of the de facto leader every time Oliver disappeared. But we really are taking advantage of what A.R.G.U.S. has to offer new Team Arrow and Old Team Arrow. `
David Ramsey isn't fully back in with Team Arrow at the start of Season 7 apparently, although it's looking like he and Oliver have found a way to keep the team alive in other ways. That's mainly due to A.R.G.U.S., who are still on the trail of Season 6 villain Ricardo Diaz. As mentioned, the days of "dress-up," are gone, and Oliver, Diggle, and everyone else will have to rely on A.R.G.U.S. and its resources as they continue to track Diaz.
A.R.G.U.S. isn't the worst thing for Team Arrow at the moment, as David Ramsey mentioned they have a lot to offer the new and old iterations of the group. We all know they've got some pretty handy tech for capturing metas, which is always handy regardless of the fact Star City isn't huge on villains with abilities. They've also got extensive manpower, which is also a great way to bring down any enemy that's a tough customer. Of course, it appears neither of those have been much help in capturing Diaz, who according to Ramsey is still on the lam five months after Oliver was locked away.
Regardless, this shift in dynamic is interesting, and certainly a way one would imagine Arrow creates some tension in Season 7. It seems as though A.R.G.U.S.' slow progress in tracking Diaz would be a point of frustration for all members of Team Arrow, especially when they all know they may be able to make faster progress bending the rules just a bit.
Arrow returns to The CW for Season 7 Monday, October 15, at 8:00 p.m. ET. For more on other upcoming superhero shows and where to find them, be sure to check out our superhero premiere guide. Those just looking for some great television to watch regardless of whether or not it has superhero crime fighters can visit our summer premiere guide. For more on the Arrow-verse and all the big things its got going on in the coming year, check out which series is getting left out of this year's big crossover.