During a fight, Diggle is abducted. Wonderful, huh? It looks like the CIA knows exactly who Diggle is and who he works for and they are willing to keep it under wraps if he can complete a small task: bringing home Lyla Michaels.
Who is Lyla Michaels you ask? Lyla is the woman that Diggle has been working with to Thomas Lawton, aka Deadshot. She also used to be his war buddy and wife, so you can imagine the emotional connection the two share.
The CIA wants her back and they know that she was working on something for Diggle. This is something he wants to do on his own, but Felicity and Oliver refuse to be left behind. And so does our new favorite co-owner of Queen Consolidated, Isabel Rochev. She cannot believe that Oliver is doing “international work” with their Moscow subsidiary without her. With all of her bags, she boards the plane without a word.
Oliver’s mafia connection proves to be a tremendous help to their plan. They arrange for Diggle to be arrested with enough drugs that would place him in the jail that Lyla is in. The only problem, once you get in, you almost never get out.
Once Diggle is inside of the jail he meets up with his main ally, a guard that owes a favor to the mafia. After starting a fight that would put him one on one with the guard, Deadshot takes him out. Now his one way to find Lyla is gone. Or so he thinks. Deadshot knows where she is and he’s willing to take him there if Diggle will take him out with them. Now he’s forced to work with Deadshot and they run off to find Lyla.
While Deadshot and Diggle are locating Lyla, Oliver is flirting it up with Isabel. The drinks and flirting lead up to Oliver’s room and Isabel shows her claws as she leaves. Poor Felicity runs into the two parting ways at Oliver’s door and you can see the hurt on her face as Isabel slyly smiles and prances away.
Diggle and Deadshot find Lyla and after a couple explosions, they all make it out of the prison. Diggle can’t shoot Deadshot, but he does find that it wasn’t an accident that his brother was killed. The hit was placed on him. Who would want Diggle’s brother killed? Hopefully we find out next week! Don’t forget to watch Wednesday at 8/7C on CW.
Steven McQueen Leaving TVD for Arrow?
Is Steven McQueen leaving The Vampire Diaries?! Maybe. Possibly. Actually, probably not, so no one panic!
Steven McQueen, who plays Jeremy Gilbert on the hit CW show, has been campaigning to play Nightwing on Arrow, another CW drama.
Photo Credit: Stephen McQueen Instagram
The two were hanging out and supporting hockey’s L.A Kings for the NHL finals. The photo does however include #nightwing in the caption, which makes it clear that McQeen is not giving up on his dreams anytime soon!
Nightwing is a DC comics character who is a later incarnation of Batman’s sidekick Robin. As of right now, Nightwing hasn’t even been introduced on Arrow mainly because there hasn’t been room for him on the show’s complicated storyline. No word on whether the producer plan to introduce him in season 3 either. Maybe this is already a done casting and McQueen is subtly trying to give us all a hint?
Or maybe he would be better trying his efforts at the new Fox show, Gotham, which focuses on a time before Batman existed, although the producers have said the show is set so far in the past, Nightwing might have not even existed yet.
What are your thoughts?
Arrow: “Suicide Squad” Preview
Arrow: The Promise (02 x 15)
We come back into Arrow right where we left off last week. Slade is in Oliver’s house and he’s getting pretty friendly with Moira Queen. Turns out that he’s now making donations to Moira’s mayoral campaign. Well played, Slade Wilson, well played. Slade even digs the knife in deeper when he suggested opening a bottle of rum and having a drink toward “friendship”.
Normally I’m not a big fan of the flashbacks as you’ve learned from my reviews of Season One, but this episodes flashbacks were actually crucialto the storyline. Oliver and Slade were brothers on the island. Slade taught Oliver everything he knew, especially when it came to the bow and arrow. Which puts in perspective how dangerous Slade actually is.
While trying to take over the cargo ship, Oliver allowed for himself to be caught by Ivo and his men and thrown into a cell. Ivo, not being agentle man, puts Ollie in his torture chair. After realizing that Oliver won’t give up the coordinates of his friends easily, he injects him with a truth serum. The location of Slade and Sara flows easily from his lips the moment the serum goes through his system. No, Ollie, No!! But wait, another flashback, Sara created a serum that would fight off the truth serum and give Oliver a clear head. He gave Ivo the wrong information and now Sara and Slade can come take over the ignorant ship. After a long fight, Ivo lets it slip that Oliver is the reason that Shado is dead, that Ollie chose Sara over Shado. The anger that flashes in Slade’s eyes is mystifying. His “brother” betrayed him and is the reason the woman that he loves is dead. Slade turns on Oliver and Ivo escapes. More truth starts coming out when Slade reveals that he kept the Mirakura. He makes Oliver a promise that he’s not going to end his life until he has known complete and utter despair.
Back in Starling City we find Roy training with Sara, Diggle and Felicity. He looks pretty hopeless. When Oliver alerts them that Slade is in his house, they all devise a plan. Diggle sets up outside the mansion to take a shot at Slade as he leaves, Roy heads into the house to get Thea and Moira out of the way just in case anything goes wrong, and Sara is just ready to fight. Everyone is there except for Felicity.
Just before Slade leaves, he tells Oliver that he made a promise a while back, and he’s now here to fulfill it. Diggles goes to take his shot and someone comes behind him and knocks him out. What?!! Slade gets away free.
Moira takes Slade’s side when Oliver goes back in to talk to his mother. She can’t overlook the way he was treating her benefactor and if that’s the way he’s going to act, maybe he shouldn’t live with them anymore. Bold move, Moira. Especially since a few months ago, you tried leveling the city.
The last scene shows Slade watching several video screens. His trip to the house wasn’t for nothing. The tour Moira gave him provided plenty of time to plant cameras throughout the mansion.
Slade is set on making Oliver pay, but who will be caught in the crossfire? And who knocked out Diggle? Could it be Felicity? What do you think? Tweet @brittanydebaltz and keep the conversation going.
Arrow Wednesday at 8/7C on the CW
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