Best Scene - Diggle ends up in a freezer after a prison fight, and sees Deadshot there
-Frankly Diggle owns the top 5 scenes of the night as is fitting for a character-centric episode. However this is my pick because of the sheer hatred and impotency to do anything about it in the scene.
Best Non-Diggle Scene - Moira tells Thea that she cannot break up with Roy
Least Favorite Moment - Isabel crashes the Team Arrow escapade
MVP - Diggle
Best Guest Character - Deadshot
-This will be part of next week's review, but I liked Deadshot better here than in any previous episode because he was more real, less cartoonish.
-I hope he comes back in the present. Love all his lines but especially:
Anatole: "If Oliver vouches for you, you're my second favorite American."
Anatole: "From what I hear, she was trying to break in." Diggle: "Why?" Anatole: "I do not know, but clearly she had issues breaking back out."
Anatole: "It's full of violent psychopaths and killers…and that's just the guards."
Biggest Shock - Lyla is Diggle's ex-wife / ARGUS knows Oliver's alter ego
Best Reason to Avoid Russian Gulags - tie - the food and hanging with the guy who killed your brother
Best Death - Deadshot kills the guard with an icicle
Best Flashback - Sara gets Oliver to betray Slade and Shado for Ivo to Oliver's shock
Worst Sound Editing - Diggle tells Oliver to get down in the fight
Best Action - Oliver takes out the guards to help Diggle escape and then everyone starts shooting
-So Andy was caught up in something that got Deadshot hired. Great answer leading to further mystery.
Biggest Awww Moment - Diggle says he will always come for Lyla
-Lyla: "You came for me." Diggle: "Always have. Always will."
Most Common Sense - Moira: "Thea, your social life is not going to be the determining factor in my trial."
Burning Questions -
Why doesn't Oliver hear Diggle as he's being tasered?
Why would the Japanese Imperial Army put all their serum on one sub or not make more when the sub went down?
Why did Diggle let Deadshot go instead of appeasing his honor and his conscience by having him arrested? He didn't have to kill him to keep him from killing people in the future.
What did they tell Isabel when leaving Russia about Lyla joining them and the fact that they are all beaten up?
The "Duh, Oliver" Award - Oliver: "So we're not doing the 'what happens in Russia stays in Russia'?" Felicity: "We're still in Russia."
Other Great Lines -
Oliver: "We are going to have to work on your excuses."
Quentin: "Thanks. It's been awhile since I arrested you. I forgot how good it feels."
Diggle: "Oliver, what are you doing?" Oliver: "Just need to help a friend."
Diggle: "Oliver, her tagging along does not help matters any."
Diggle: "The only thing that's impossible is us leaving this country without this woman." Anatole: "I like this guy. We have…we have no word for optimistic in the Russian."
Felicity: "Just thinking out loud, but are we sure this is the best plan we can come up with?"
Diggle: "Felicity, Lyla isn't my friend. She was my wife." Felicity: "Explain that sentence."
Isabel: "Do I strike you as someone who needs to cuddle?"
Thea: "What are you doing here?" Roy: "Good question. I've gotten a lot of calls from prison, but never from my girlfriend's mother."
Moira: "You've not only survived. You've flourished. I think a lot of that has to do with Roy. So as your mother I forbid you not to see him."
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