Don’t worry, it’s just a penetrating chest wound.


Lately I’ve watched a few episodes of a new TV series called Arrow – an adaptation of the Green Arrow comics that is very careful to avoid making any mention of comics.

It’s better than you might expect, but that isn’t really saying much.

There’s something about this scene that struck me as odd. The chap who was “just knocked out” doesn’t appear to be wearing any body armour, so far from just being knocked out, he has a life threatening injury in the form of a broken-off arrow head embedded deeply into his chest.

In any case, the unlikeable hero doesn’t have any qualms about his lie, and finishes off the night having a milkshake with his mum. No harm done, right?