The Twilight Zone (2019): The Twilight Zone: The Blue Scorpion
June 11, 2019 7:44 AM - Season 1, Episode 9 - Subscribe

When anthropology professor Jeffrey Strock's father kills himself with a legendary pistol, Jeff finds himself swept up in the legend... with lethal results.

The Twilight Zone Episode 9 Review: The Blue Scorpion -- Chris O’Dowd crosses over into the rebooted Twilight Zone and finds a magical gun possessed by an evil spirit...trying to help him? (Ryan Britt for Den of Geek)
For better or for worse, the first season of Jordan Peele’s new version of The Twilight Zone will be perceived as the most politically motivated version of the series, ever. But then again, what good science fiction series worth its space salt isn’t? The difference between the new Zone and say, something like Black Mirror is in degrees of subtly. While both shows are pretty obvious about what issues they’re tackling, the new Zone is a little more on-the-nose. And, in the latest episode, “The Blue Scorpion,” the political message of the episode is wrapped up in a last minute twist.
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posted by filthy light thief (2 comments total)
Peele's closing line clarified the intent (or message) of the episode for me:
Human beings have a funny way of treating things like people. But today, they'll learn that as long as objects are valued more than lives, tragedy will forever be manufactured here ... in The Twilight Zone.
I missed this episode previously, so with this, all of season 1 is on FanFare.

Looking back on the whole of this first season, it was rocky, but as I wrote before, I enjoyed enough of it to be interested in the next season.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:46 AM on June 11, 2019

I thought this was the best episode of the season. Really had you guessing at the twist ending.
posted by Catblack at 8:48 AM on June 12, 2019

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