I think Diablo has the advantage here. Unless Deadshot is planning to take him out with the bullet that passes through Harley's head.
Remember that part where I said they were in Gotham Police Headquarters?
The Squad meets up in fifteen minutes at the extraction point somehow. There are still 19 pages left to explain how Savant got off the pressure mine and how Deadshot untied himself and how Harley didn't bleed out from he gunshot in her abdomen and how King Shark didn't get Hepatitis C from diving into the Gotham Sewer.
At first I couldn't believe that Amanda had enough favours to keep a whole police station from blabbing about Harley and Deadshot and the Dead Girl in Green but then I realized it was a Gotham Police Station. Money talks! And keeps people from talking too!
I could buy Shirley making Batman back down. It always scared me a little bit when Raj and the gang would step into her restaurant. Sort of like when the Marshall's would enter the Sleestak cave in Land of the Lost.
I should stop speculating on minor details. I'll never finish reading this stupid comic book that even the stupid editors don't bother reading.
In another part of the prison, Diablo is having his prison tattoos put back on. When he uses his powers, his tattoos fade. But I thought they just came back naturally over time. I doubt he has access to any special chemicals so it's probably just something inside of him that creates the power and the tattoos can be any piece of shit design with crummy prison made ink.
Amanda checks up on the rest of the team. King Shark feels he should be done but Amanda won't cut him loose. She keeps him dehydrated and under heat lamps. She also knows he ate Yo Yo. Black Spider is back up on his feet and good as new. It sounds like Dr. Visyak injected him with the Lazarus Serum as well. Light is in shock and creating images of her dead sister. Deadshot is at target practice scoring 30 out of 120. He's rattled for some reason but Amanda is still counting on him to be team leader. And throughout all of this, the reader keeps seeing flashbacks across the past year from the point of view of some unknown assassin being trained by Basilisk to kill Amanda Waller.
Amanda actually lets Savant walk having done his time. So she does keep up her end of the deal sometimes. I guess it's not so much about the amount of missions she promises as it is the amount of reform she sees in the prisoner. Savant was a good boy that towed the line and followed orders. So he's actually released even though Amanda would like to keep him on as leader. But he earns his name and declines.
Once all the catch up is caught up, the team is ready to go on its next mission. It looks like Deadshot, Light, King Shark, Diablo, and Black Spider are the team.
Do they have to kill him just the one time or make sure he never Resurrects again?
More flashbacks about the assassin and how the assassin needed to be in place before the first mission. I guess I should throw out my guess for who it is: Dr. Visyak. Although Deadshot is a good guess for the "last person you'd suspect" shocker ending twist.
I guess I should have finished reading this page before making my guess! High profile crime? It has to be Deadshot.
Suicide Squad Issue #8 Rating: No change in the ranking. I really liked the pacing of this issue and they finally had some down time instead of being thrown instantly into a mission like they'd been doing. But I'm punishing this comic because the editors pissed me off one too many times for not doing their job.