Thwip! Watch – Arrow – S05E13 – Spectre of the Gun

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.

This was a surprising nuanced look at the issues of gun control that plague America at the moment, putting it all in context that works for both a world full of vigilantes and superpowers and the real-world.

Sure we have been pushing the Prometheus problem further and further, but at least these non-main storylines have been pretty solid so far.

Sure there were some parts that were cheesy and a bit ham-fisted, but this episode really tried hard to show both sides of the issue and the problems inherent with gun control issues.

Everyone maxed out on their acting chops in this one, with Stephen Amell showing that he can act as well as do the salmon ladder – I feel kind of proud how much he has grown over the series, it’s weird, kind of like watching an injured bird take flight.

Arrow has been kicking ass lately and this season has been well worth it, even managing to actually bring subtlety to a difficult topic that made this an episode worth watching.



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