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I was going to ask why the "mature viewers" warning before the show... but given how Internet forums discuss such topics, I think I figured out the answer.
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Hey, at least there wasn't "And now a very special episode of Arrow." Oh,wait a minute.......
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I finally got around to watching this weeks episode. I concur with other comments about this episode. This show was NOT a "Green Arrow" program. It was political dogma with a "wrapping" of "Green Arrow" characters. Joseph Goebbels would have been proud at the propaganda that was espoused on the show this week. I watch this show for entertainment, not political activism. If I want political diatribes, there are many other shows that do this as their main function. C'mon producers/writers---get back to showing the viewers stories about "Green Arrow" and his fight against evil in his city.

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I finally got around to watching this weeks episode. I concur with other comments about this episode. This show was NOT a "Green Arrow" program. It was political dogma with a "wrapping" of "Green Arrow" characters. Joseph Goebbels would have been proud at the propaganda that was espoused on the show this week. I watch this show for entertainment, not political activism. If I want political diatribes, there are many other shows that do this as their main function. C'mon producers/writers---get back to showing the viewers stories about "Green Arrow" and his fight against evil in his city.

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While I stick to my criticism, the show wasn't propaganda and wasn't really taking a side other than to say that the issue should be talked about without just getting angry about it. It was just done so poorly. They didn't even really explain the ultimate compromise.

"Nowadays, you can just click a button and buy a book, meet your spouse or ruin someone's life. Sometimes those last two are the same thing." John Oliver.
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As soon as I heard the first exchange about gun control, I thought, "Oh, I know what the AVS discussion of this week's episode is going to look like."

I would argue that this was the worst episode of Arrow ever, because not only was it poorly done, but it was a complete non sequitur. It had no bearing on any of the other plotlines from this season, except for Thea returning from... somewhere, and Laurel 2.0 renting a new apartment. Woo. You could easily skip this week's episode and not have missed anything important.
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While I stick to my criticism, the show wasn't propaganda and wasn't really taking a side other than to say that the issue should be talked about without just getting angry about it. It was just done so poorly. They didn't even really explain the ultimate compromise.
As far as I could tell, they didn't explain it at all. We spent an hour debating the issue and by the end it was, "We solved it! See you next week!".
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Their "compromise" was complete nonsense. Oliver said something about it protecting citizens while not encroaching upon people's ability to buy, own, or carry guns, or something to that effect, which in essence means that the legislation did nothing.
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