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‘Arrow’: David Ramsey on Aftermath of Major Character Death

Published on April 20th, 2016 | Updated on | By FanFest

David Ramsey’s character, John Diggle, will be going through a
variety of
emotions on next
week’s episode of Arrow titled ‘Canary
Cry’.
His
brother, Andy, betrayed them and paved the way for Damien Darhk
to get his mystical
powers back. Damien turned and
stabbed Laurel with a
broken arrow, which ultimately resorted in the death
of Laurel
Lance
.

“Post-traumatic
stress syndrome has
happened to the whole team after Laurel’s death. He’s
no exception, and so
we’re
seeing a Diggle that we’ve never seen before,” David told Access

Hollywood. “What has happened to
his brother – the betrayal, the not-death,
the H.I.V.E., the not quite
H.I.V.E. – he is on an emotional
tailspin, his wife
now a part of this organization, ARGUS, which clearly has
its own agenda that
he’s
never really fully agreed with, so I think we’re looking at a Diggle who…

this is a nuts and bolts kind of
guy. And there was a great line that Lyla had
during the Suicide Squad
episode of Season 2. … She said very
clearly, ‘You see
the world in black and white, and the world is much more
complicated,’ and I
think
that’s always been his Achilles heel … The same thing that makes Diggle

strong in that he sees it black and
white and therefore he’s honorable and
super loyal and he will take the
grenade, is the same thing that is
his Achilles
heel. He can’t really wrap his head around the gray areas. …
You’re going to
see a
Diggle who has to deal with the gray and because of that, he is fractured

and he is willing to do things that
you never would have thought him to
do.”

The CW’s episode description for ‘Canary Cry’ hints that
Quentin Lance
will turn to Nyssa
al Ghul to try and help bring his daughter back. Despite his
own grief,
Diggle won’t attempt to join that
quest.

“I think what he would do
is
what most soldiers would do, which would be honor her in his actions,”
David
said. “Sara – he named
his child in homage to the Canary, and I think maybe we
might see some of
that soon, in terms of how he would
honor her. Maybe he has a
piece of her weaponry with him, I really don’t
know yet, but I think that would

be Diggle’s position more so than, ‘Let’s cheat death and find a way to
bring
the soldier back. ‘I
think the most honorable thing for him would be to accept
her in death and
honor her in death.”

Let us not forget, Arrow fans,
that in this
universe… anything is possible. Even
though Katie Cassidy may
have left us as The Black Canary, there could still
be plenty of opportunity for

her character in the DC Multiverse. For example, Katie is set to appear in
an upcoming

episode of The
Flash
!!

“In this universe,
you never know. I know
the producers have put whatever stamp they put on it,
but if the show is blessed

is to run a fraction as long as let’s say another CW show like

Supernatural then you never know
what can happen in this universe,
particularly in our universe where people
can run faster than light,
there’s
time travel and things like that. So, that was some of the
conversation, but it
was mostly
‘Hate to see you go,’ ‘Sorry to see you go,’ ‘Love you,'” he

added.

Arrow
continues next Wednesday, April 27th at
8PM/EST on
The CW.

How are you processing Laurel’s death? Are you in a state of

fictional trauma? Be sure to
check out Dr. Fangirl, PhD’s amazing article on the

topic!

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