No one said being a vigilante was easy. Arrow doesn't exactly gloss over the moral conflict that comes with taking the law into your own hands, and that appears to be one of the issues that Diggle faces in "Suicide Squad." The latest clip from the episode has Diggle trying to wrap his mind around A.R.G.U.S.'s Suicide Squad, and it looks like part of that involves trying to justify his own associations while passing judgment on Lyla's.
In the video, we see Amanda Waller giving Diggle an introduction to the Suicide Squad, and it looks like it doesn't take long for Diggle to make the connection between the name of the group and how A.R.G.U.S. might write them off if push came to shove. And then we see him pulling Lyla aside and questioning her for associating herself with murderers. She throws it back in his face that Oliver and Sara have a pretty high body count. But it's not the same thing. Or is it?
There's definitely some gray area there, as it relates to the body count among Team Arrow, and Diggle may have to consider that as he tries to decide whether or not to work with the Suicide Squad. There's also the personal link he has with the group, as it relates to the death of his brother. He has more than a few reasons not to want to work with these guys.
We were without an episode of Arrow last week, so fans should be especially excited to see this Wednesday night's installment. Here's the previously released Producers Preview:
And here's the trailer for "Suicide Squad":
ARROW - "Suicide Squad"
AMANDA WALLER SENDS THE SUICIDE SQUAD OUT ON THEIR FIRST MISSION — Following Slade’s (Manu Bennett) return and his promise to make good on his threat to destroy Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) loved ones, Oliver focuses all his energy on preparing for battle with his former friend. Sarah (Caity Lotz) tries to help but, fearing for her safety, Oliver pushes her away. Meanwhile, Diggle (David Ramsey) is recruited by Amanda Waller (guest star Cynthia Addai-Robinson) and A.R.G.U.S. to stop a warlord (guest star Lee Majdoub) he knew from his time in Afghanistan.
Always the solider, Diggle agrees to help. However, he’s not prepared when Amanda introduces him to the rest of the team – Deadshot (guest star Michael Rowe), Bronze Tiger (guest star Michael Jai White) and Shrapnel (guest star Sean Maher), all criminals he and Arrow helped put away. Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) defends the team and explains the world is a complicated place, but Diggle isn’t sure he agrees. When the mission takes a dangerous turn, Diggle is forced to make a difficult decision. Larry Teng directed the episode written by Keto Shimizu & Bryan Q. Miller (#216).
And if you're looking for something else to look forward to, find out which Flash characters will be making an appearance on Arrow later this season here!
Arrow airs Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. ET on CW.