Well, we know our secret is safe with him.
Welcome back, Arrow fans! It’s been way too long since our last trip to Starling, and we’re thrilled to be back with another round of Arrow Secrets. But first, what an episode, eh? True, this one may have been focused a bit more on introspection and self-realization than on firing off explosive arrows, but for Arrow and DC Comics fans, it still offered plenty of thrills. We got our first real discussion of a Lazarus Pit (even if it was never referred to as one—we discussed Lazarus Pits in our last Arrow Secrets column, if you’re curious to learn more). We got some GREAT scenes between Oliver and Felicity (and seriously, how sweet of a smile does Emily Bett Rickards have?). We had a crucial moment between the Arrow and Captain Lance. And finally, there was that intriguing final scene. Looks like Ra’s is stirring up some trouble!
As for new Secrets… Well, we had one. But it’s an interesting one:
- Silence is deadly
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Don’t peek behind the mask if you don’t want to know any more. But of course you do and you will.
Not Even a Murmur
Tonight’s villain was one Michael Amar, a particularly creepy baddie from the DC Universe who is actually a Flash villain. (The shows’ producers have said they found him a little too dark for The Flash series, but that he made perfect sense for Arrow.) Interestingly, sewn lips aside, Arrow’s take on the villain is actually a little milder than the one in the comics.
In tonight’s episode, Amar is out for revenge for his wrongful imprisonment. In the comics, Michael Amar is a former surgeon who goes completely insane and starts killing people. However, when his constant talking ultimately leads to self-incrimination and imprisonment, he cuts out his tongue and sews his mouth shut to make sure that will never happen again.
Eventually, Murmur gets out of prison and starts killing people again. He’s a serial killer, plain and simple. We’ll have to see if Arrow’s Murmur ever makes another appearance. Something tells us that when it comes to that particular secret, his lips are sealed.
For a great Flash storyline that features Murmur, we suggest Geoff Johns’ “Crossfire,” which kicked off in THE FLASH #184.
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See you next week!