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'Arrow' 2x16 'Suicide Squad': Working with your enemies

Lyla: "What’s the number of bodies between Oliver Queen and Sara Lance?"
Lyla: "What’s the number of bodies between Oliver Queen and Sara Lance?"
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Amanda Waller: “They are designated task force X.”

Amanda: "I have no intention of involving The Arrow. I need you."
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Deadshot: “Give me a break. This ain’t no task force. Call it like it is. Welcome to the Suicide Squad.”

“Suicide Squad” is tonight’s episode of “Arrow.” If you haven’t seen it yet, beware of spoilers. To review the last case file, click here. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from tonight's episode. “Arrow” airs Wednesday nights at 7 on the CW.

The flashbacks of the episode are Diggle-centric. It is great that the writers don’t shove in island flashbacks in addition to the Diggle ones because it would have been too much. In the flashbacks, we start to see where Diggle questions what he does. He gets rewarded for shooting a kid, which does not sit right with him. It is great to see that moment, especially since in this episode Diggle goes back to work for the government, and he ends up doing what he thinks is right versus what the marching orders are. Did you enjoy the Diggle flashback?

One of the best moments about Diggle teaming up with A.R.G.U.S. is that he gets to spend some quality time with Deadshot. The two of them aren’t exactly friendly, but they definitely have some friendship like moments in this episode. Interestingly enough, there isn’t really a mention of Diggle’s brother, which is what has driven most of the interactions between Diggle and Deadshot in the past. This is the first time viewers get to see more of a human side of Deadshot. Are you a fan of the Deadshot and Diggle bromance?

Here are some thoughts on elsewhere in the episode. Oliver works through opening up to Sara about Slade, and it is great to see him struggle with this. It makes sense that Oliver wouldn’t immediately share this news. Surprisingly, Laurel is the one to help Oliver see that he needs to share with Sara. Seeing the two of them be friendly is nice. The A.R.G.U.S. case itself is interesting because it is a different sort of case than we normally see on “Arrow.” It is always great to see the world expand. Sadly, there is not much of a showcasing of the various assets of the Suicide Squad. They are just sort of there, and it would have been great to see more of their feelings on working with A.R.G.U.S. or just generally spending more time with them. What did you think of the episode?

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