Thwip! Watch is all about what goes on our screens, namely TV. Whether CW or Fox or NBC or what-have-you, you can be sure that we here at Thwip! have been watching it. Today we are going to talk about Arrow.
So the winter finale ended with this great little bombshell of a reveal and I was quite excited about coming back to see where this was all going.
Unfortunately, while this episode dealt with the apparent return of Laurel, the trade-off was that not much went on with the Prometheus storyline.
While I have been generally praising this season of Arrow, this episode was a bit of a misfire. The thing is, the drama for this episode was quite good, in that it had all those textbook soap opera moments, but since this storyline wraps up within this episode, it feels more like a filler episode rather than something that is meant to be a part of the main part of the season. Sure Prometheus was involved, but it felt superficial and kind of lazy.
That brings me to Prometheus himself, who just appears and disappears with no care and I feel this is kind of diminishing him as the big bad. The reason being is that now it feels more like they are telling us that Prometheus is big and bad and we should take him seriously than actually showing it (at least Damien Darhk stymied team Arrow at every turn thanks to both his own capabilities [both magical and physical] and that he was such a big bad guy).
So yeah, am not buying Prometheus as someone we should be afraid of.
In the end, this episode had good drama, but bad foll0w-through, which is kind of wearing us the viewer down. So what I am saying is, they gotta ramp up who or whatever Prometheus is supposed to be (’cause Malcolm did it better)