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WARNING! The next article fuel SPOILERS for the Arrow Episode “Life Sentence”
“Life Sentence”, the ultimate episode of Arrow‘s sixth season, ended with Inexperienced Arrow scoring a Pyrrhic victory over crime boss Ricardo Diaz. The Emerald Archer was in a position to save his metropolis, uncovered the federal government officers on Diaz’s payroll and guarded the remainder of Star Metropolis’s vigilantes from prosecution beneath town’s new anti-vigilante legislation.
Sadly, carrying out all this required that Inexperienced Arrow expose his secret identification as former mayor Oliver Queen and switch himself in to the FBI to face varied federal costs, ensuing within the titular “Life Sentence.” What’s worse, Inexperienced Arrow’s sacrifice finally did little to thwart Diaz’s final objectives. True, Diaz misplaced the military he constructed out of Star Metropolis’s corrupt police division and all of the allies he had within the metropolis authorities. But Diaz nonetheless completed his three greatest objectives – taking up the prison group referred to as The Quadrant, seeing Oliver Queen faraway from workplace as Mayor of Star Metropolis and placing Oliver Queen behind bars after revealing him to be The Inexperienced Arrow.
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To high all of it off, Diaz remains to be at massive to benefit from the fruits of his success. And he owes all of it to at least one particular person – a former ally turned enemy, whose heel-face flip (to make use of the skilled wrestling time period) could have been a feint inside a ruse inside a hoax – Black Siren.
On the floor, this will appear unlikely given the occasions of latest episodes. Black Siren tried to kill Diaz on the finish of “Docket No. 11-19-41-73”, having grown fearful that Diaz would damage Quentin Lance – the one one that had ever been good to her with none ulterior motive. But “Life Sentence” revealed that Black Siren was nonetheless alive, regardless of Diaz being characterised as a deranged lunatic, who has killed treacherous and incompetent underlings for much lower than making an attempt to kill him.
At first it appeared that Diaz was solely retaining Black Siren alive as a bargaining chip to govern Quentin Lance. But as soon as he had each Black Siren and Lance in his clutches, he elected to shoot Lance quite than observe by on his risk to kill Black Siren, in a bid to make Lance do what he needed. This was a decidedly illogical motion since Diaz wanted Lance alive and had no cause to maintain Black Siren alive – until she was nonetheless working with him and had solely pretended to betray him earlier.
It was at this level that Inexperienced Arrow and his allies arrived and Diaz made a run for it. Inexperienced Arrow gave chase and the 2 fought on the rooftop of Diaz’s hideout, as Diaz was making an attempt to summon a getaway helicopter. Inexperienced Arrow received the battle handily and had Diaz dazed. Immediately, Black Siren appeared and let free one in all her trademark sonic screams, apparently blasting Diaz off of the roof and into the waters of the close by bay.
Black Siren wrote this off as her needing to “finish it“, however Inexperienced Arrow mentioned there was no manner that fall might probably have killed Diaz. The FBI disagreed, saying there was no manner Diaz ought to have been in a position to have survived the autumn and managed to get away. And but, because the montage on the finish of the episode revealed, Diaz did get away, regardless of not having the metahuman toughness required to outlive a point-blank sonic scream, a multi-story fall and a tough touchdown into freezing waters.
This does not make any sense, until one considers “Subsequent of Kin” – an episode from earlier in Season 6, the place Black Canary was ready to make use of her Canary Cry to cushion and direct the touchdown of a free-falling John Diggle. Black Siren has been beforehand depicted as having an analogous degree of management and energy as Black Canary, so the probabilities of her with the ability to manipulate Diaz’s fall in order that he landed safely are excessive certainly.
So is Black Siren nonetheless working with Ricardo Diaz? It might definitely clarify lots. The one certainty is that it is going to be a tense few months for Arrow-heads in every single place because the look forward to Season 7 begins.
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