Season 1 Episode 8

Deadly Force

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Nov 18, 1994 on ABC Family

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  • One of the best examples why "Gargoyles" is the best animated series ever made.

    Every animated show has at least 1 public service episode, dealing with a "real-life" problem. Most of these turn out to be of pretty poor quality, but Deadly Force sets a fine example.

    We see a character go through all the steps- being introduced to guns by the media, accepting them as cool and necessary, then finally realizing the true purpose/method behind a gun.

    This story doesn't really take sides in the gun issue, so to speak. It just tries to show people that actions have consequences-and it does so brilliantly.

    And the sight of Elisa lying in a pool of her own blood makes this one of the most exceptional Disney cartoons ever made. Yet their programming won't even acknowledge its existence.