The Flash (2014)

  • Title: The Flash – Heart of the Matter (Part 2)
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The Flash - Heart of the Matter (Part 2) TV review

The Flash concludes it’s Seventh Season with Part 2 of “Heart of the Matter” featuring the team struggling to deal with the army of Godspeeds fighting each other all over Central City. Everyone gets into the action here, including the entire Allen family of speedsters and a few old friends. In order to save the city, Barry (Grant Gustin) is forced to make deals with not one but two super-villains. First he agrees to grant August Heart‘s (Karan Oberoi) deepest wish by giving him organic speed in exchange for the future speedster recalling the Godspeeds back into himself. Then Barry enlists the help of the Reverse-Flash (Tom Cavanagh) to deal with the remaining Godspeed.

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  • Title: The Flash – Heart of the Matter (Part 1)
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The Flash - Heart of the Matter (Part 1) TV review

As expected, The Flash pulls in several familiar faces for the show’s 150th episode which also acts as the first-half of the season finale. The various Godspeeds continue to war across the city. Team Flash’s plan to take them down fails and alerts Barry (Grant Gustin) to the fact that the Godspeeds have an added hate for Bart (Jordan Fisher). The episode does offer the return of John Wesley Shipp as Jay Garrick, although he’s mostly used as a hostage, as well as the return of one of the show’s recently departed cast members. Suffering defeat, with Bart in a coma and no plan on how to defeat the Godspeeds, Barry prepares to enter the mind of an amnesiac time-traveler (Karan Oberoi) hoping to find answers on how he can save his city and perhaps alter the future to keep his children safe.

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The Flash – P.O.W.

by Alan Rapp on July 8, 2021

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  • Title: The Flash – P.O.W.
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The Flash - P.O.W. television review

Godspeeds from the future are wreaking havoc on Central City searching for August Heart (Karan Oberoi) who is trapped in the present but without any memory of who he is or why the Godspeeds want him. Barry (Grant Gustin) also discovers his wife’s grip on the timeline is in jeopardy as his fears nearly consume him about the uncertain future of his family. However, the episode is most memorable for it’s guest-stars. First, we get John Diggle (David Ramsey) showing up with A.R.G.U.S. tech to help fight the Godspeeds (and running from a destiny that was teased in Arrow‘s finale) and, helping to set the stage for next week’s 150th episode, we get the return of XS (Jessica Parker Kennedy) and the introduction of Impulse (Jordan Fisher).

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The Flash – Good-Bye Vibrations

by Alan Rapp on June 10, 2021

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  • Title: The Flash – Good-Bye Vibrations
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The Flash - Good-Bye Vibrations

In a season that has often felt like both writers and characters are going through the motions, “Good-Bye Vibrations” puts larger storylines on hold, taking a welcome break from the Forces storyline, to say farewell to Cisco (Carlos Valdes), and to a lesser extent Kamilla (Victoria Park), as the couple prepare to leave Central City behind. The episode doesn’t go crazy with flashbacks, but does offer a few callbacks as Barry (Grant Gustin) and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) put on such a brave face that Cisco begins to wonder if his friends will miss him at all. The karaoke final scene fits the group well, and its intersting split on the most long-running members of Team Flash sticking with Vibe on his final night while the Citizen crew say goodbye to Kamilla.

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  • Title: The Flash – Family Matters (Part 1)
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The Flash - Family Matters (Part 1) TV review

The Flash follows up one Barry (Grant Gustin) has a bad idea episode with a second one. Unlike “Timeless,” where the episode startled the line, “Family Matters (Part 1)” pushes Barry into full dick mode as he becomes convinced training an ill-prepared Alexa (Sara Garcia), who is still afraid of the monster inside her, is the only way to keep her safe. It’s finally Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) who steps in with the personal experience that Alexa needs to hear. Despite the process of getting her ready not running smoothly, and Barry putting her into harm’s way in a somewhat irresponsible manner, Alexa is able to get control of the monster and help reach Psych (Ennis Esmer) who has been using his powers to attack old friends who turned their back on him years before.

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