Edwards was recruited by ARGUS to help Task Force X along with 2 units of Navy SEALs codenamed Bravo and Alpha. GQ was the leader of the SEALs as he was a Lieutenant but was under the command of Rick Flag. He saw the team for the first time and was dismayed as he thought the SEALs were more than enough to take out Enchantress.
He went to Midway City, Michigan along Task Force X to battle Enchantress and Incubus. It was covered as a terrorist attack though. The helicopter they were on crashed but everyone survived. He and the rest of the Navy SEALs were almost overpowered by their minions but the Eyes of the Adversary were fought off by them and Task Force X. Edwards started to question Flag after one of the minions they killed was a civilian but quickly backed down when asked if he would believe him. Bravo was captured and turned into minions, leaving only the remaining members of Alpha.
They made it to the extraction zone to escort Amanda Waller into a helicopter but it was hijacked by the Joker with the help of his goons .Joker and his goons managed to kill all but 4 of the SEALs. They made a plan to take out Incubus by driving him into a corner and blow him up with a demo charge Enchantress had abandoned earlier in a flooded subway station. The SEALs put on scuba gear and Edwards went underwater and was accompanied by the 3 SEALs and Killer Croc.
They were ambushed by some of Enchantress' minions but were held off by the SEALs and Croc . Meanwhile El Diablo fought off Incubus in his flaming avatar form and drove him into the corner. The SEALS were killed pretty easily by the minions but Croc kept on going. GQ managed to get the charge and swam away. Edwards set the charge and Rick Flag contacted him to blow it and he did. Incubus was killed and El Diablo died too. Given Edwards' proximity to the explosive charge he died a hero.
- Eastwood was speculated to be playing an undercover Dick Grayson before his role as Edwards was confirmed.
- On July 6, 2016, fans hinted on an theory that Scott Eastwood will returned in the sequel of Suicide Squad as Deathstroke as the main villain, and Amanda Waller weaponized the surviving members of her operation team.