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Suicidal Tendencies 

It's celebration time as Diggle and Lyla get married. However, Deadshot interrupts their honeymoon and tells them the Suicide Squad has been given a new mission - rescue United States ... See full summary »

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Jesse Warn

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Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 4 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen / The Arrow
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance
David Ramsey ... John Diggle
Willa Holland ... Thea Queen
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak
Colton Haynes ... Roy Harper / Arsenal
John Barrowman ... Malcolm Merlyn (credit only)
Paul Blackthorne ... Quentin Lance
Brandon Routh ... Ray Palmer / The Atom
Audrey Marie Anderson ... Lyla Michaels
Cynthia Addai-Robinson ... Amanda Waller
Karl Yune ... Sarab
Amy Gumenick ... Carrie Cutter / Cupid
Christina Cox ... Mayor Celia Castle
Carmen Moore ... Woman
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It's celebration time as Diggle and Lyla get married. However, Deadshot interrupts their honeymoon and tells them the Suicide Squad has been given a new mission - rescue United States Senator Joseph Cray from a hostage situation in the Republic of Kasnia. Amanda Waller breaks down the mission and introduces them to the newest member of the Suicide Squad, Cupid. Meanwhile, Oliver learns about Ray's new Atom costume and the two have a heated stand-off. Felicity and Ray hit a rough patch. Written by Declan Rosenstock

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Trivia

In season 1 Deadshot had Andrew "Andy" Diggle's name tattooed close to the base of his neck, even taunting John that there was space for his name next to his brother's while showing him the tattoo. However in the season 2 episode Suicide Squad, Andy's tattoo was no longer there or among the names visible, presumably because it would have distracted John from their conversation. However in this episode, we see the tattoo again, now on Deadshot's right peck, second name down, which does become a momentary distraction for John. See more »

Goofs

Laurel should have multiple scars on her arms but none are visible on her during the wedding even though she is wearing a sleeveless dress. See more »

Quotes

Ray Palmer: Arrow.
Oliver Queen: Super Suit.
Ray Palmer: I prefer "The Atom."
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Soundtracks

The Four Seasons - Spring: I. Allegro
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Written by Antonio Vivaldi
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Mazel Tov
25 March 2015 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

It seems like it's going to be episode 17 that we get our annual Suicide Squad episode, which is perfectly fine with me considering it's a good appetizer for the movie summer of 2016. There was a lot going on in tonight's episode but I think for the most part, it worked.

Last week left off with Ras framing Arrow of plenty of murders and the episode directly addressed that with Ray Palmer AKA The Atom going after Arrow. Just as Captain Cold finding out about Barry's identity last night felt forced to form an alliance between the two for the spin off show, tonight was the same with Palmer finding out about Oliver. Ray has become a pretty likable character so it was different to see him so quickly turn on Oliver like that. And knowing the amount of Olicity fans, myself being one of them, it was annoying seeing that storyline continue. Not to mention the awkward moment when Ray ministered Diggle and Lyla's wedding. But how awesome was that moment when Diggle threatened Ray about Felicity? Also, I have really liked Audrey Marie Anderson as the Lyla character, but it seems like they are heading down a dark path with her. The whole 'never letting you go' parts of tonight felt like they are setting up an emotional death scene. Especially considering the fact that episode 20 is titled 'The Fallen'.

Tonight also focused on Floyd Lawton/Deadshot. The back and forth between Lawton and Diggle has been terrific and I have grown to enjoy the love-hate relationship the two have. So to see Lawton go down like he did was pretty rough and didn't seem like a fitting ending to the character, but the flashbacks helped make the character come full circle. Let's also remember the character was 'dead' before, and he came back several times. The rest of the Suicide Squad took down some senator. That story was just a device and didn't seem to need much screen time but I will always agree to seeing more Amy Gumenick on screen. Her character, although over-the-top has worked both times and I would welcome a future return. It's also worth mentioning that HIVE was brought up in the flashbacks. We have heard of the organization before and I can definitely see them being a prominent part of the beginning of season 4.

There was a lot going on this week so Thea and Laurel didn't get much time to shine. But I actually thought Laurel worked this week. I've always said her character is much better served as a helper inside the law and not as a crime fighter. Felicity is apparently about to get shot by Maseo but let's face it, we all know that's not going to happen. It looks as if next week is going to be really good. I love the Public Enemy type storyline they are setting up with Arrow and the police. Could this just be the beginning of their struggles or will we see them kiss and make up by the end of the week? No matter, I already cant wait.

+Diggle had something to do

+Cupid is back

+Setting up the Public Enemy story

+Laurel as a minor character

+Lawton's flashbacks

-But Lawton's ending...

-Palmer bothered me a bit

8.1/10


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