Spoiler Time: Is Arrow getting a sidekick?
By Kelly H.
At the end of the last episode of Arrow, we saw that Oliver’s secret was out. His bodyguard, Diggle, now knows the truth — that Oliver is The Arrow.
So, what does this mean for Diggle? Will he be Oliver’s new sidekick?
The answer is no, according to actor David Ramsey. “The one thing that Diggle is not is a sidekick, he insisted in a recent interview with TV Line. “He looks like he’s a sidekick because he works with him. But you’re not going to see them on a rooftop, costumed, fighting together like a typical sidekick. He has a very strong moral compass. And he keeps Oliver on that moral compass. He reminds Oliver of his own humanity. He reminds Oliver, even in Episode 4, of what killing people does to the human psyche. This is an important element not just of Diggle, but of the whole show – of what is right and our sense of what is right and who deserves it and who doesn’t deserve it. These are the questions that we should be asking ourselves, but Diggle has the voice that we should have. He’s the one that questions things the way that we should question things. Ultimately, you want to see your superhero doing the things he’s meant to do, which is fight and kill bad guys. But there should be a voice someplace in us that says, “Did we kill the right guy?” Diggle, among other things, provides that voice.”
Arrow is on tonight. Will you be watching?