Let It Go: Arrow 5x21 Review (Honor Thy Fathers)
See… this is what happens when I don’t pull all nighters. My life interferes with my ability to write insanely long reviews. Sorry for the wait my friends. Your patience is appreciated.
a moment in every person’s life when you realize your life is your own, a
separate entity beyond your parent’s expectations and dreams for you. You also see your parents for what they
are… imperfect people just like you. There is freedom in these realizations
and it is a crucial part of adulthood.
As you grow older, your life is less and less defined by being what your
parents leave behind. You begin to wonder what you will leave behind. You
define a legacy for yourself. You learn how to live for yourself.
That is essentially the process both Oliver and Thea are going through in “Honor Thy Fathers” but because they are superheroes everything is on a super scale. Both Oliver and Thea faced their past tonight. They saw Robert Queen for who he really was and with those lessons came a certain peace. The past is no longer weighing them down. Both Thea and Oliver are free to look to the future.
Not quite sure what to do with a television show that gives me everything I’ve been waiting for on a narrative level. So… Imma gonna drink wine and throw confetti.
Let’s dig in…