Season 2 Episode 6

Keep Your Enemies Closer

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 13, 2013 on The CW
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Episode Summary


A.R.G.U.S. recruits Diggle to rescue Lyla, who has disappeared in Moscow following a lead on Deadshot. Oliver and Felicity volunteer to go with their friend, but run into trouble when Isabel insists on accompanying them. Meanwhile, Moira's attorney suggests that Thea stop dating Roy because it's hurting Moira's defense.


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  • 9.5
    I've been wanting this hole Felicity and Ollie vibe to come is definitely some sexual tension there and I hope that at some point they do hock up!!
  • Poor Felicity.

    So Isabel's not such an ice maiden after all, felt sorry for Felicity, she seemed upset when she found out that Oliver slept with Isabel.
  • Really Diggle? A Bing search?!

    Pretty good episode all round, but lost it when Diggle decided to search Bing to find out what HIVE is!

    Dig, you know Felicity is pretty good at that stuff, right?

    Did he expect a more-than-likely clandestine force to be on Bing?

    Product placement in the show irks me....
  • . (A friend in need is a friend indeed)

    A very good balanced episode, Amanda Waller (is this early Waller before the weight gain?) could have some serious repercussions in the future.. Can't help but wonder when we will see our first trick arrow heads?

    Can't believe they wrote in a love scene with Summer Glau, don't they know about the curse! (just kidding she's a babe!!)

    With the amount of people who now know Mr Queens nocturnal activities maybe he should have considered wearing a mask including his Arrow team mates especially in the field... Hmm this is his Secretary/personal assistant and this other person is his body guard/driver a three year old could workout who the archer must be, no wonder Detective Lance got busted down to beat cop.

    Enjoying the show thus far... Keep it up.moreless
  • From Russia With Love.

    Firstly I didn't know Diggles and Lyla were married and I didn't know Lyla went there to kill Deadshot. So the team decide to go to Russia and rescue Lyla, but also Isabel decides to go as well for business reasons also and Oliver and Isabel seem to end up sleeping together. So the person that Oliver calls on in Russia is Anatoli Knyazev, which is interesting because he was also on the ship (back to that later). So with the help of Knyazev and a prison officer everything seems to go as planned and Diggle comes face to face with Deadshot and somehow when Diggle is helped by the prison officer, Deadshot also breaks free and he leads Diggle to Lyla. When everybody is rescued and Diggle lets Deadshot go, apparently Deadshot says to Diggle that he was hired to kill Diggle's brother by someone called Hive. Felicity really has it bad for Oliver (so do I), I always knew, but I think it was love at first sight. Flashback, so Sara and Ivo let Oliver out of his cage and Ivo has this strange obsession to develop this drug / serum called Miracle, which involves stem cell growth inside the body (a Japanese invention during WW2). According to Ivo its creates a super army (Is this what the Mayor of the Glades is trying to do). With the betrayal of Sara, we finally know that Shado and a very badly injured Slade are still alive, but for how long remains to be seen. With the Flashbacks we only see fragments so we don't really know what exactly happened, Sara might teach Oliver to fight or Shado teaches Oliver and Knyazev is there. The only thing I know is Sara loses contact with Oliver for a number of years during this time. Fantastic Episode. Thumbs Up.moreless
Jimmy Jean-Louis

Jimmy Jean-Louis

The Captain

Guest Star

Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery

Jean Loring

Guest Star

Briana Buckmaster

Briana Buckmaster


Guest Star

Caity Lotz

Caity Lotz

Black Canary

Recurring Role

Audrey Marie Anderson

Audrey Marie Anderson

Lyla Michaels

Recurring Role

Summer Glau

Summer Glau

Isabel Rochev

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Quentin: (to Roy) Thanks. It's been a while since I arrested you. I'd forgotten how good it feels.

    • Slade: I will not be the reason something happens to you.
      Shado: Then we're in agreement. Because I make my own choices.
      Slade: You are a strong woman.
      Shado: When I care about someone, there's nothing I won't do for them.
      Slade: Another thing... we have in common.

    • Isabel: Underneath that swagger, I see you pretty clearly.
      Oliver: Really? And what do you see?
      Isabel: You're intelligent. Driven. And lonely.
      Oliver: How do you see that?
      Isabel: Because it's what I see when I look in the mirror.

    • Felicity: What were you thinking?
      Oliver: What?
      Felicity: Over 64 million women over the age of consent in Russia, and you sleep with her.
      Oliver: So we're not doing the "what happens in Russia stays in Russia"?
      Felicity: We're still in Russia.

    • Deadshot: If I say she's in there, what's keeping you from shooting me?
      Diggle: Honor. You should try it sometime.

  • NOTES (2)


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