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The Flash – Lose Yourself

by Alan Rapp on April 18, 2018

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The Flash - Lose Yourself television review

Playing close to form, “Lose Yourself” features a heartbreaking defeat for Team Flash. Not only does the super-villain out-think the team and take down the last remaining bus meta, but DeVoe also cuts even closer to home when he takes Ralph (Hartley Sawyer) as well. Barry‘s (Grant Gustin) failure is complete. Every single one of the bus metahumans created by his return from the Speed Force has been killed off by the super-villain who now controls all of their abilities. And it doesn’t appear that he’s done just yet.

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The Flash – Null and Annoyed

by Alan Rapp on April 12, 2018

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The Flash - Null and Annoyed television review

Without a reason for the change, Ralph (Devon Graye) backpedals into the and even more jokey and less reliable friend first introduced this season as he and Barry (Grant Gustin) search for another of the bus meta-humans. Of course, Barry falling back into jerk mode doesn’t help the situation any. Giving herself the name Null (Bethany Brown), the new meta has the ability to alter gravitational forces on people and things making them temporarily weightless (before plummeting back to Earth with a big bang). “Null and Annoyed” is pretty forgettable, as it feels like the show is treading water leading up the the inevitable confrontation with DeVoe.

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The Flash – Enter Flashtime

by Alan Rapp on March 8, 2018

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“We’re too late.”

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“Enter Flashtime” is one of the series’ more interersting set-ups. While Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team manage to step in and help round up a group of terroists stealing an A.R.G.U.S. experimental fission weapon they are not fast enough to prevent them from activating it. Moving at super-speed with the rest of the world stuck in the moment of explosion, Barry struggles to come up with a solution to save the city from the equivalent of a nuclear blast. Pulling others into his “Flashtime” our hero races to find a solution before time runs out for the rest of Central City. Fortunately for our hero he has the help of a couple of speedsters from other Earths in and Jay (John Wesley Shipp) and Jesse (Violett Beane) to lean on. Unfortunately, the heroes disagree on Harry‘s (Tom Cavanagh) plan to send the bomb into the Speed Force and the other attempts they make all end in failure.

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The Flash – Subject 9

by Alan Rapp on March 1, 2018

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The Flash - Subject 9 television review

“Subject 9” continues the season’s larger arc as DaVoe seeks out another of the meta-humans created by the Flash‘s (Grant Gustin) return from the Speed Force in a musician with the ability to control sound waves. Prompted by Barry and Ralph (Devon Graye), a reluctant Izzy (Miranda MacDougall) agrees to train with the heroes who believe, for a brief second, they might stand a chance against the super-villain who has stayed one-step ahead of them this entire season. While earning his freedom, Barry discovers his return to the crime lab will have to wait until there is more closure with the DaVoe case. For now it appears Barry will have to do his crime fighting in a blur of scarlet and gold.

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The Flash – Trial of the Trickster

by Alan Rapp on February 13, 2018

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The Flash - Trial of the Trickster TV review

Our Throwback Tuesday post this week takes us to Central City and the original television version of The Flash. One thing I’ve always appreciated about The CW’s current Flash television show is that it hasn’t run from the Scarlet Speedster’s previous TV history. Where possible, The Flash has found ways to work in various characters and actors from the 90s series. The recent episode, “The Elongated Knight Rises” brought back Corinne Bohrer to reprise her role as the sidekick of the Trickster (Mark Hamill) in the 90s TV-show’s final episode. Aside from the obvious fun of the episode having Hammill in full crazy-villain mode, the episode is important for the character of Prank (a crazy female sidekick who the main villain doesn’t always appreciate) and her relationship with the Trickster which is obviously the template for the Joker/Harley Quinn relationship which would blossom to great heights in Batman: The Animated Series and beyond.

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