Arrow Season 2 Review “Blast Radius”

Winston Churchill once said that we have nothing to fear but fear itself. He was only partially right. There’s fear and then there’s crazy wackos who like to blow stuff up. Oh, and of course zombies, but that’s not really an issue on Arrow…yet. At any rate, ever since Malcolm Merlyn attempted to destroy The Glades, it seems that Starling City has no shortage of crazy people popping up out of the woodwork. This week in Crazytown, some guy decided that people shouldn’t have money or something and he decided the best way to get his point across was to blow up buildings and kill innocent people. Sure, because that always ends well. This villain was, once again, more of an afterthought than a true adversary. Even his plan to trap The Arrow and make him watch as hundreds of innocent people died was pretty lame. I guess this was supposed to show the little fires that The Arrow is running around town putting out while the bigger issue is pretty much out of sight on a slow burn. If that’s the case, I do wish they would at least come up with entertaining side villains. The most entertaining thing about this week’s crazy person is I kept going ‘why is Simon Tam from Firefly blowing things up in Starling City again’? I guess it’s good that Team Arrow was able to dispatch him with relative ease considering that our team had some internal issues they needed to work through.



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