EXCLUSIVE: 'Arrow' Is Plotting Another Suicide Squad Episode – and Your Favorites Are Back!

by Philiana Ng 9:00 AM PST, January 28, 2015
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The Suicide Squad is coming back to Arrow, whether you’re ready for them or not.

ETonline has exclusively learned that Arrow will be reuniting members of Task Force X, also known as the Suicide Squad, in the 17th episode of the season in an hour appropriately titled “Suicidal Tendencies.”

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A.R.G.U.S. head Amanda Waller (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) returns in this episode, along with fan favorites Deadshot (Michael Rowe) and Cupid (Amy Gumenick), who is the newest member of the gang! Not everyone will be present however, with Bronze Tiger sitting this one out and Shrapnel six feet under (R.I.P.).

A brand-new character will also be introduced to the Arrow universe: the corrupt politician Senator Cray, to be played by Grey’s Anatomy and Bosch star Steven Culp.

In the John Ostrander run of the Suicide Squad comics, Joe Cray was a dirty senator who used Task Force X to advance his political standing. On Arrow, Senator Cray will be at the center of a rescue operation in the fictional Republic of Kasnia.

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It’s been a while since we’ve last seen Floyd Lawton/Deadshot – since the bonkers season-two finale as a matter of fact – but we’re anticipating some heated encounters with Diggle. Plus, considering the ongoing romantic entanglements in Starling City, Carrie Cutter/Cupid’s return may just stir the pot.

Considering how successful last season’s “Suicide Squad” episode was and the forthcoming DC blockbuster with an all-star ensemble led by Will Smith, we’re counting down the days ‘til this motley crew is back in action!

Editor's note: The original version of the story mistakenly labeled the "Suicidal Tendencies" as episode 18.

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Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.

To find out more about DC's anticipated Suicide Squad movie, in theaters summer 2016, watch the video below.