Written by: Keto Shimizu and Bryan Q. Miller
Directed by: Larry Teng
Aired: 19th March 2014
The episode opens with Oliver having a nightmare about a bloodied Shado calling him a murdered, causing him to wake and sets up a meeting with his Bratva connection, Leonov. Oliver wants to find Slade, but Leonov wants help first, but Oliver dislikes this and takes out Leonov’s guards before holding him at gunpoint. Oliver returns with Sara waiting there, she tries to open up, but he simply says he’s going to kill Slade, but he has to find him first.
Diggle is watching Felicity’s apartment as protection, but she tells him that nothing with stop Slade from killing her. Diggle leaves and goes to a hotel where Lyla is waiting for him, the happiness doesn’t last long for Amanda Walker arrives and enlists both of them for a mission.
We are given flashbacks of Diggle’s time in Afghanistan. Kadir was a terrorist in Diggle’s unit who was taken captive, but when a sniper starts to fire on them, Diggle saves Kadir’s life and he ends up sharing intel with the US Government and Diggle received a commendation.
Diggle is teamed up with Deadshot, Bronze Tiger and Shrapnel, plus there is a quick Harley Quinn cameo. Diggle makes a run-in with Kadir happen, as Deadshot attempts to exfil, Shrapnel flees, he ignores Waller’s orders and warnings and sets off the kill chip in his head. Bye bye, Simon Tam.
Felicity is unable to track Slade, so Oliver does it himself. He sees there’s a mask with an arrow through its eye mounted on a pole. Oliver meets Leonov again, who tells him that if he takes the intel, they’re done. Oliver takes it. Sara confronts him about him being distant.
Diggle and Lyla arrives at the fundraiser, where they execute their plan, put Waller calls in a drone strike, Diggle makes everyone leave the fundraiser and goes back for Deadshot, while Bronze Tiger saves Lyla’s life by killing Kadir who recognises her from their time in Afghanistan. The drone has locked onto Deadshot’s chip which Lyla cuts out and the drone crashes. Waller is furious and dismisses Diggle. Deadshot is locked up again.
Felicity finds the location of Slade’s back account, which is a setup. Sara and Oliver mend their relationship. The episode closes with Oliver visiting Amanda Waller, who tells him that A.R.G.U.S. has been tracking a mercenary named Deathstroke.
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The promo for the next Arrow episode – Birds of Prey – is shown above and will air on the 26th March