Wedding bells are ringing on Arrow, and we're all cordially invited to witness what's sure to be the wedding of the season. (Unless a certain vigilante and IT girl decide to throw caution to the wind and tie the knot? But we're not holding our breath on that one.)
Tonight's episode of the CW's hit superhero drama will have a rare moment of happiness, as Diggle (David Ramsey) and his ex-wife Lyla (Audrey Marie Anderson) tie the knot again, with all their vigilante friends and family surrounding them.
"It is a pretty big day, but you know how it is on Arrow," Ramsey tells E! News. "You can't stay too happy for too long."
Check out our full Q&A with Ramsey below to find out why Diggle's honeymoon is going to be, ahem, a bit unconventional for the newlyweds.
E! News: How is Diggle feeling about his impending nuptials to Lyla?
David Ramsey: He loves Lyla. Diggle has always been a great soldier, he did four tours in Afghanistan, but he was married before. The difficulties they had in their marriage was because he lost purpose and that led to his and Lyla's first marriage not working out. But now he's found that purpose again through his work with Oliver [Stephen Amell]. His relationship with Oliver has a lot to do with this rekindling of that flame he has with Lyla. So he's very happy now. He's in a very good place in his life.
What was your favorite part about filming the wedding scenes?
We look so serious on screen, but Oliver and I have this wonderful bromance. If they showed the outtakes on our show, you'd be amazed how we get any work done. We constantly crack each other up every single moment on set. So it's nice to finally get to show a lighter moment like that. But even the smaller stories, like how Ray Palmer [Brandon Routh] gets involved, because he ends up being very involved in the wedding in a twist, and that whole idea of how he's in the nuptials is funny and quirky.
I know that Diggle and Lyla's honeymoon gets cut short, so what can you tell me about what interrupts what should be their vacation?
The Suicide Squad. [Laughs.] Lyla's a part of the Suicide Squad, and a part of A.R.G.U.S., and obviously the Suicide Squad is at the whim of A.R.G.U.S. By virtue of his now-wife being involved, Diggle's going to get sucked into it. Diggle's always able to find a higher purpose in whatever he does, that's just how he is. But yes, the Suicide Squad will be their honeymoon. Yaaaay.
How does Diggle feel about the Suicide Squad interrupting his honeymoon?
He's not happy about it. But the Suicide Squad—and A.R.G.U.S.—is an interesting entity. Ultimately, it's not what they do as much as how they do it. There's always a larger purpose that Diggle taps into that allows him to work with these criminals. The idea of planting bombs in their heads as a way to coerce your troops to perform their duties, that's not something that, in general, Diggle agrees with. But right now, a senator is being held hostage, and the Suicide Squad has been assigned to rescue him, that's the kind of thing that Diggle tunes into. He's not happy about the Suicide Squad in general but he can look at the bigger picture.
And what does Diggle think about the new member of the Suicide Squad, Oliver's ex-stalker Cupid (Amy Gumenick)?
Well, he calls her "crazier than Harley Quinn." He is certainly not happy about Cupid being there. But working with Cupid, working with Deadshot [Michael Rowe], working with A.R.G.U.S., it's all a means to an end. He may not like it but he figures he can keep an eye on his wife and keep her safe, and achieve a higher purpose.
I know that Ray is going to face off with Oliver as the Atom vs. the Arrow in the episode as well, so how does Diggle feel about Felicity's (Emily Bett Rickards) new boyfriend and his extracurricular activities?
Like the Black Canary, it's not so much that Diggle doesn't agree with Ray Palmer's philosophy and particularly what drives him and what compels him to do what he's doing. It's certainly noble and that's something that Diggle understands. He's a noble guy, too. So when other people share that compulsion or that calling, it's very easy for him to agree with it. But it's the lack of training that Diggle has a problem with. Ray Palmer isn't trained, similar to Laurel [Katie Cassidy], who's at least learning more but still isn't trained as well as she should be to patrol the streets of Starling City. Diggle doesn't have a problem with Ray and what he wants to do from the vigilante aspect, but he needs to be trained.
What are you most excited for fans to see from these next few episodes?
Ra's al Ghul [Matt Nable], man! Ra's al Ghul! That's the big story of the season and it's very exciting what he's going to bring to Arrow, and to Starling City particularly. How we have to relate to that and how that affects us on a personal level, because he's going to touch all the members personally. I'm very excited for the fans to see that, how we deal with the sacrifices that he forces us all to make. Ooh, that's a good nugget! Take that, girl! [Laughs.]
Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on the CW.