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The Flash – Untouchable

by Alan Rapp on February 8, 2017

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The Flash - Untouchable television review

“Untouchable” offers a remnant from the Alchemy storyline, as a Flashpoint meta-human stalks those that hurt him in a reality rewritten by Barry‘s (Grant Gustin) time jumps. Clive Yorkin is a minor Flash villain to be sure, but his power set of being able to kill with a single touch does allow him to fit into the show fairly well. The fact that Joe (Jesse L. Martin) is one of his targets, Julian (Tom Felton) feels responsible for his existence, and Iris (Candice Patton) is hurt by him, all make the Yorkin’s threat personal to the members of the team.

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The Flash – Dead or Alive

by Alan Rapp on February 1, 2017

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The Flash - Dead or Alive television review

“Dead or Alive” introduces another traveler from Earth-19 in collector, AKA bounty hunter, Gypsy (Jessica Camacho) who shows up on Earth-1 in search of H.R. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) who broke his Earth’s most important law in choosing to travel to a parallel world. Given that H.R.’s sentence is death, his friends attempt to stop Gypsy from leaving with him. Inspired by both a need to save a version of Harrison Wells and his obvious attraction to yet another deadly female, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) volunteers to fight, not realizing it’s a fight to the death with someone with his powers but far more experience using them.

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  • Title: The Flash – Borrowing Problems from the Future
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The Flash - Borrowing Problems from the Future TV review

There’s a good episode at the heart of “Borrowing Problems from the Future,” it’s just unfortunate we have to wade through 20 minutes of Barry (Grant Gustin) being a complete dick to get to it. Troubled by seeing Iris (Candice Patton) killed by Savitar in the near-future, Barry struggles with how to try and prevent the events from coming to pass. His aggression gets taken out on Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) who is finally allowed to strut his stuff as Kid Flash. Once all cards are on the table, “Borrowing Problems from the Future” can begin actually deal with (and attempt to change) the future while teasing us what else may be in store for the show during the second-half of this season.

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The Flash – The Present

by Alan Rapp on December 7, 2016

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The Flash - The Present television review

For its Christmasy mid-season finale The Flash pulls out all the stops and delivers the best episode of the season so far. Along with Barry (Grant Gustin) and company discover Julian‘s (Tom Felton) secret, the episode enlightens the viewers on who Savitar is and why it seems he’s targeted Barry. With Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Barry burying the hatchet during the Invasion! crossover, here Barry and Julian are able to make peace as well, and finally all of Team Flash gets on-board with Wally joining the family business. God bless us, everyone! All that plus a guest-appearance from as Jay Garrick, and even a cameo from Mark Hamill, what more could you want for Christmas?

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Legends of Tomorrow – Invasion!

by Alan Rapp on December 4, 2016

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Legends of Tomorrow - Invasion!

I guess it’s not surprising that the the show with the biggest cast would be the one to deal best with the Invasion! crossover, even if that does mean that The CW’s weakest super-hero link provides the best episode of the quartet. The final episode reveals the motives for the Dominators‘ arrival and just what they have planned for the Earth’s meta-human population. The fact that Barry‘s (Grant Gustin) time-divergence is responsible for the Dominators, who after the reveal seem more like timecops than killer monsters, was a bit of a surprise. The demand that Barry turn himself over to the aliens or they would kill all the meta-humans on the planet is awkward (given their fear of meta-humans is there any reason to believe they would be satisfied with only Barry?). In much the same way the logic to beating the aliens is questionable (could they really be certain to get every Dominator?), but it does give Barry and Kara (Melissa Benoist) the chance for more tag-team goodness.

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