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Keep Your Enemies Closer 

Amanda Waller sends A.R.G.U.S. agents to kidnap Diggle. Waller informs Diggle that Lyla has gone missing after following a lead on Deadshot in Moscow. When Diggle tells the team he's headed... See full summary »

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Amanda Waller sends A.R.G.U.S. agents to kidnap Diggle. Waller informs Diggle that Lyla has gone missing after following a lead on Deadshot in Moscow. When Diggle tells the team he's headed to Russia to rescue Lyla, Oliver and Felicity decide to join, but things get messy when Isabel shows up on the tarmac and insists on joining Oliver's "work trip". Meanwhile, Moira's lawyer, Jean, tells Thea that dating Roy, a known criminal, is hurting her mother's case. Written by salman ali

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The title of the episode is an incomplete quote from " The Godfather Part II". The complete quote is, "My father taught me many things here - he taught me in this room. He taught me - keep your friends close but your enemies closer." This has often been attributed to Sun Tzu and sometimes to Niccolò Machiavelli or Francesco Petrarca, but there are no published sources yet found which predate its use by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola In their screenplay. See more »

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The bar where Oliver orders vodka in Russian is actually located in Rome. You can briefly see a "Piazza della Repubblica" ("Square of the Republic") sign that is in downtown Rome. See more »

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John Diggle: Who are you people? NSA? CIA?
Amanda Waller: My name is Amanda Waller.
John Diggle: I thought you A.R.G.U.S. guys were supposed to be more subtle.
Amanda Waller: For us, this was subtle.
John Diggle: Then I want to see Lyla Michaels.
Amanda Waller: So do I. Agent Michaels has gone dark.
John Diggle: Lyla's missing? What happened?
Amanda Waller: She was running down a lead in Moscow. She's missed two of her scheduled call-ins.
John Diggle: What are you doing about it?
Amanda Waller: Speaking to you. Even if we knew where in Russia Lyla is, my superiors believe sending in an extraction team could cause an international ...
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References The Godfather: Part II (1974) See more »

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Before The Light Is Gone
Written by Justin Hosford and 'Jennifer Grady'
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