The Flash (2014)

The Flash – A Flash of the Lightning

by Alan Rapp on October 16, 2019

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  • Title: The Flash – A Flash of the Lightning
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The Flash - A Flash of the Lightning television review

With Barry (Grant Gustin) travelling first to Earth-3 and then to the future to confirm the truth of the the Monitor‘s (LaMonica Garrett) statements about what is coming, it falls on the rest of Team Flash to deal with the latest meta-human (Kayla Compton) who, despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary, Cecile (Danielle Nicolet) believes is innocent of the charges against her. The meta-human story isn’t all that memorable, even with the bait-and-switch at the end, although it does seem to tease us with the first appearance of another of the DCU’s secret spy agencies (I’m guessing Spyral?).

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The Flash – Into the Void

by Alan Rapp on October 9, 2019

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The Flash - Into the Void television review

Despite the episode dealing with some weighty issue such as Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris (Candice Patton) dealing with the loss of their daughter (he by throwing himself in his heroics and her in bottling her feelings) and the threat of a black hole destroying the entire city, there is quite a bit of fun to be had in the show’s Sixth Season premiere. (By the way, I’ll take busy-bee Barry over brooding Barry any day.) Taking place a few months following Nora disappearing from history, “Into the Void” offers an immediate challenge in the form of a garage scientist (Brandon McKnight) who accidentally creates a recurring black hole around Central City and foreshadow trouble down the line in Caitlin‘s (Danielle Panabaker) old friend (Sendhil Ramamurthy) who has become obsessed with using dark matter to save himself and others from the disease which took his mother’s life (no matter the cost). McKnight turns out to be one of several fun surprises, and hearing that he’ll be sticking around Star Labs for the next several weeks makes me hopeful we’ll get more of Chester P. Runk.

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The Flash – Legacy

by Alan Rapp on May 15, 2019

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The Flash - Legacy television review

There’s quite a bit happening in the show’s season finale which says farewell to two heroes, ends the season-long threat of Cicada, and brings back the show’s most notorious villain. Faced with the choice to destroy the dagger and save Grace (Islie Hirvonen), thus releasing Reverse-Flash (Tom Cavanagh) from his imprisonment, or forgo saving the girl in order to stop Thawne from returning, Team Flash chooses to help the innocent. The quandary proves to be the most interesting aspect of the season-long arc, although the show never really explains how it is related to Thawne’s countdown? Anyway, destroying the dagger has the expected effect to altering the future timeline, restoring the Reverse-Flash’s powers… and wiping Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) out of existence.

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The Flash – Gone Rogue

by Alan Rapp on May 2, 2019

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The Flash - Gone Rogue television review

Turns out even suped-up on negative Speed Force energy, Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) still struggles to fit into the villain mold. Having returned from the future, but hiding from her family, Nora enlists the help of villains to acquire a piece of cutting-edge technology that could finally stop Cicada (Sarah Carter). For her recruits she chooses Rag Doll (Troy James), Brie Larvan (Emily Kinney), and the Weather Witch (Reina Hardesty). While Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris (Candice Patton) continue to struggle to come to a consensus about what to do with their daughter, Nora uses her knowledge of Star Labs to abduct a couple of hostages to help put her plans in motion.

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The Flash – Godspeed / Snow Pack

by Alan Rapp on April 25, 2019

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  • Title: The Flash – Time Bomb
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The Flash - Godspeed / Snow Pack TV review

Both “Godspeed” and “Snow Pack” deal with Team Flash’s discovery that Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) has been working with the Reverse-Flash (Tom Cavanagh). Barry (Grant Gustin) doesn’t take the news well, and his reaction to returning Nora to her own time sets forth a series of events that strains his relationship with his wife and forces Nora even closer to Thawne and down a darker path. “Godspeed” fills in the gaps of Nora’s storyline offering a glimpse of her future life, and how the threat of a speedster and the discovery of her own powers lead her to seeking help from the Reverse-Flash. Although much of this information had been revealed to audiences, the news is still shocking to Barry and his friends with more detail provided about the timing of Nora’s discoveries and her return to the past.

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