The Flash (2014)

  • Title: The Flash – Finish Line
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Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store for Team Flash with the show returns to The CW this fall.

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The Flash – Finish Line

by Alan Rapp on May 24, 2017

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  • Title: The Flash – Finish Line
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The Flash - Finish Line television review

Immediately following Savitar killing Iris (Candice Patton), the Third Season finale opens with a big twist, and it won’t be the episode’s last. The good news for Team Flash is that Iris is alive and Savitar’s plan has failed. The good news for the show is a tremendous weight has been lifted off of Barry‘s (Grant Gustin) shoulders and we see a more hopeful and less brooding version of the character throughout the episode, even in the face of an emotional sacrifice to close out the episode. There’s a calm to Barry we haven’t seen in quite some time which serves both the character and the season finale well. Let’s hope this continues in to next season.

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The Flash – Infantino Street

by Alan Rapp on May 17, 2017

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  • Title: The Flash – Infantino Street
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The Flash - Infantino Street TV review

Despite Barry Allen‘s (Grant Gustin) initial belief that he could rewrite the future he glimpsed months ago, much of the Third Season of The Flash has had a hopeless vibe (so to speak). “Infantino Street” is the inevitable conclusion of these events. The day of Iris‘ (Candice Patton) death finally arrives, and despite bringing in Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) for a theft inside A.R.G.U.S., the existence of the speed bazooka, and Barry refusing to learn too much about his friend’s plan to stop Savitar, he episode never sells us on the idea that Iris has any chance of walking out alive. Because of this the episode’s final scene is anti-climactic, especially after giving us the return of both Captain Cold and King Shark before seemingly going through the motions concerning the fate of Barry’s fiance.

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The Flash – Cause and Effect

by Alan Rapp on May 10, 2017

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The Flash - Cause and Effect television review

“Cause and Effect” offers an explanation for last week’s reveal that Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is Savitar. It turns out he is and he isn’t. The Barry inside the Savitar armor is a remnant, a speed duplicate left over from one of the Flash’s fights against Savitar years from now. I still think there were more interesting options for the villain’s true identity, but this at least adds some context to the reveal and help explain how a version of Barry (a flawed duplicate created during a time of hopelessness) might become a super-villain.

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  • Title: The Flash – I Know Who You Are
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The Flash - I Know Who You Are  television review

In an episode primarily focused on Team Flash trying to keep Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) from killing the scientist (Anne Dudek) who will one day create a way to trap Savitar in the Speed Force, “I Know Who Are” also delivers the long-awaited reveal of the identity of the season’s big bad. It’s somewhat less impressive than intended. Over the months since the character’s initial appearance there have been many theories about just who is under that armor and what his true motivations are. I never liked the theory of Savitar being an older version of Barry (Grant Gustin) where other more interesting options were available. However, that seems what we’re stuck with. Of course by with the big reveal the show does open a major plot hole. If Barry truly wants to keep his love safe from harm he can make the same sacrifice Eddie made back in the show’s First Season making it impossible for an older version of himself to kill Iris (Candice Patton).

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