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The Flash: Success is Assured | 6 x19 (season finale)

At the start of the season finale, Eva is wearing a special suit to help her stay in her physical form outside of the Mirror-verse. Mirror David Singh is still doing her bidding.

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The Flash: Pay the Piper | 6 x18 – recap

Barry tells Joe and Team Flash about the mirror-verse.
As the group tries to regroup, Nash and Ralph investigate Eva, Barry fails to break ground on the artificial speed force, and Cisco fails to find a way into the mirrorverse.

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The Flash: Liberation | 6 x17- review

Cisco, Ralph, and Barry flip the switch to the artificial speed force, and it fails. The three of them look at each other with disappointment as the title sequence starts.

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The Flash: So Long and Goodnight | 6 x 16 – recap

The Flash is back from a month hiatus on the CW. Iris is still unknowingly being held hostage in the mirror realm while her doppelganger walks around, ruining everything. Kamille is Eva’s latest recruit as a Mirror version of her is now teamed up with Mirror Iris to do Eva’s bidding. In the last episode on March 24th, Mirror Iris and Mirror Kamille retrieved the Prismatic Refractor, Eva’s invention that her husband sold.

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The Flash: Grodd Friended Me | 6 x13 – review

This episode of The Flash episode has a little bit of an ominous feeling to the beginning of this episode as Barry looks for his parent’s gravesite with no luck.

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The Flash: A Girl Named Sue | 6 x 12 – Review

What happened to Iris when she walked into the mirror?

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The Flash: Love Is a Battlefield | 6 x11 – Review

After Iris was abducted by a mystical mirror…

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The Flash: The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 2 | 6 x08 (the CW)

After Barry lost his mental battle with Ramsey in the last episode of The Flash, Cisco devised a plan to defeat Ramsey and save the city. He explains his idea to shoot Ramsey with radiation and stop his ability to infect the citizens of Central City because at this point he is creating Blood Brothers and Sisters.

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The Flash: The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 1 | 6 x07 (the CW)


In this episode of The Flash, we pick up with a very infected looking Ramsey fighting Ralph as they crash out of the window of Ralph’s office. The fight heats up with some verbal exchanges back and forth, and then Ralph realizes that Ramsey has implanted him with his blood. Bloodwork then retracts his blood and leaves Ralph laying on the ground seizing up.  

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The Flash: Into the Void | 6×01 – Season Premiere recap (the CW)

We catch back up with team flash moments after Barry and Iris viewed Nora’s goodbye message in the season 5 finale in the time chamber. Something glitches their system and fries their USB and her message along with it.

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Opinion: Do we need the Flash adaption from DCEU?

This may sound biased, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about The Flash. Most specifically about how the CW has portrayed Barry Allen, Iris West-Allen and the rest of Team Flash.

What do I mean?

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The Flash S05, E22: Is the legacy of Team Flash disappearing? (review)

There were some tearful moments in The Flash season finale, ‘Legacy’. I was hoping for a future Trunks moment like in Dragonball Z. I expected Nora West-Allen to help her dad defeat Cicada II and stop the Reverse Flash from getting out of his time period. After all of that was done I thought she’d go back to the future and after a teary-eyed goodbye, Iris would reveal that she is pregnant.

However, that’s not what happened. It was actually a pretty gloomy episode and barely anything went right for Team Flash. Feel free to go watch the episode before you read any further because I am going to mention spoilers.

Spoilers ahead

In the season finale of The Flash, my entire theory was blown to shreds except for one thing… Eobard Thawne also known as the Reverse Flash became the main villain for Team Flash once again.

What I didn’t expect was for him to get away. We find out in the story that Eobard used Nora to alter the timeline and cause destruction of Cicada’s dagger to the sole key to his freedom. The destruction of the dagger is also the only thing that will save all of the meta-humans on earth from being destroyed.

The dagger ends up being destroyed and Cicada II disappears leaving little Gracie awake from her coma and headed for a new life.

But at the end of the day, Nora was being played from the beginning and it ended up costing her, her very existence. After some villainy exposition from Eobard Thawne, Nora starts to crackle and disappear. Thawne tells Barry she can survive if she goes into the Negative Speedforce like before. However, Nora doesn’t want to live like Thawne and decides to disappear instead.

This entire ending was a shock. Sherlock went back to his earth and Joe West became the captain of Central City Police (apparently the old captain already knew Barry was the Flash but never said anything until he promoted Joe).

But most importantly, Cisco made a very rash decision. After almost getting killed by Cicada earlier in the season and going through an identity crisis about who he is and how he can find love with meta-human powers, he told his girlfriend about Vibe.

She was so understandable. I thought the crisis was averted. But no, after he has a clear huge part to do with almost taking down the Reverse Flash, he decides to take the cure with the help of Caitlin.

Vibe was such an intricate part of Team Flash and he may still want to be helpful from the lab like Iris, but what happens if Cisco wants to quit the team altogether?

Lastly, the biggest change came at the very end of the episode.

The whole purpose for Nora coming to this time was to help fight Cicada and stop her dad from disappearing. Well, it turns out that Nora’s interference has actually changed up the timeline.

In season 6, the Flash will supposedly disappear. A newspaper article popped up on Gideon’s diaplay wall showing 2019 is when the Flash disappears during the crisis. So, Nora’s interfernce effectively sped up Barry’s disappearance.

Bummer.

I thought this season was going to end with some happiness, but it was a lot of gloom. Will next season start off the same way? Will Team Flash be trying to pick up the pieces or creating new ones?

The Flash S05, E20-E21: Gone Rogue & The Girl with the Red Lightning (review)

I watched Gone Rogue and I have to admit I was a little put-off. Why?
Because I felt like Nora should have committed to her rogue persona. I wasn’t sold on Nora’s quick turn around at the end of the episode.

We begin the episode with Nora teaming up with a few low key baddies to steal technology. We find out that she wanted to get a specific tool to render Cicada II’s dagger unusable.

At the same time, she’s still upset with Barry because he didn’t come with Iris to get her back from the future. By the end of the episode, Nora’s villain friends backstab her and team flash saves her. And they lived happily ever after.

I was uninspired, so given the title of this weeks episode, The Girl with the Red Lightning, I thought I should wait and see where this goes.

The most confusing idea about this season is how fast Iris and Barry started to act like they were parents to Nora. Nora is their age or a few years younger. Iris and Barry have seemly matured over the last 20 episodes, but I don’ t know if that is realistic. During every situation, they try to baby her. So it was surprisingly refreshing to hear her stand up to her parents and tell them she was an adult.

Nora took a stand because she is mentally linked to Gracie. While tapping into the negative energy that Gracie feels, Nora can see through her eyes. Doing this allows Nora to pinpoint Cicada II’s exact location when she is about to set off her meta-human killer bomb.

By the end of The Girl with the Red Lightning, I was reinvested in the season. Not because of the family storyline, but because Cicada II finally weaponized the meta-human cure and we were about to enter the last stand.

But, the real hero of this episode was Ralph. He guessed that Cicada II / Gracie wasn’t acting on her own earlier in the episode. Of course, Barry was too tied up thinking about the immediate threat to pay attention. But in the closing moments of the episode when Gracie was defeated and Barry was about to use the tool that Nora stole last week to warp Cicada’s dagger away, Ralph had an epiphany.

Eobard Thawne has something to do with Gracie coming back from the future. It’s a part of his master plan to stop his execution! He used Gracie as a pawn and Nora as a distraction.

In next weeks season finale, we’re going to find out just what that plan is. I’m curious to find out if Ralph was successful in stopping Barry from warping the dagger, or if Thawne will be successful. I have a feeling that the Reverse Flash will once again become the main villain in The Flash series.

I am excited now.

The Flash S05,E19: You’re doing to much, Nora (review)

I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted after watching the latest episode of The Flash.

Of all the episodes this season, Snow Pack had the most action going on. My head almost started spinning. Barry and Iris had me in my feelings and Nora was getting on my nerves.

Well done!

All of this stuff started happening when, in theory, we needed to have a calm level head.

Spoilers below:

First of all, where did Caitlin’s dad come from? He has been no where of importance for the recent part of the season. He wasn’t even on the radar. I’m assuming he was somewhere brooding about missing his family, because the entire episode was basically him trying to turn Caitlin and her mom in to Mrs. Icicle and Killer Frost permanently. By the way, I screamed at Caitlin’s mom from my couch when Icicle was attacking her laboratory and she called out to him instead of hiding like a normal person.

Hello, he’s obviously got a devious plan here!

That gave Caitlin a fun much needs arc, but Cisco was no where to be found.

Can someone tell me why he is visiting another earth?

Anyone?

We can’t just give him plot armor for missing like that. I hope next week he comes back with answers.

Also, let’s touch on how Nora clearly did not learn her lesson. Barry threw you back into the future because you were talking to Eobard Thawne and the first thing you do is go talk to him.

Cool…

Nora did too much for me this episode. I get it. She’s back in a time where she feels unloved and out of place. But maybe she could have waited a day or two, tried to travel back, and talk it out .

I mean on the rare occasion that my parents are pissed at me, I tend to let the steam calm down before I cause more issues.

I’m just saying.

Iris did too much in this episode too. Or so I thought. Nora ended up taking the cake tonight.

Iris was clearly trying to be a mom and Nora got worse. She ended up using the negative speed force Eobard taught her and speeding off back to 2019.

I had to throw my hands in the air. I mean sure this isn’t on the same level as Barry creating Flash Point, but she is pretty close.

Now apparently next week she’s going to team with some novice baddies for whatever reason.

Girl, get it together.

I am glad the Barry and Iris made up. They’ll probably talk Nora down in the next episode.

But I have a big question.

Is this Eobard Thawne’s chance to get redemption?

Iris did say that he cared about Nora the same way Barry cares for Nora.

We’ll see.

Review: Barry Allen has achieved boss status in Godspeed (The Flash)


The Flash: Barry Allen has achieved boss status in Godspeed (review)

Am I the only one that wishes Godspeed had more screen time in this weeks episode of The Flash?

Seeing Godspeed as the main catalyst for Nora West Allen realizing her powers was cool.

with the killing of her best friend aside.

I kind of wish his character was a little more flushed out. I suppose if he became the main villain for season six, it would feel a little redundant. But, he sure looked cool.

Spoilers a head

This Godspeed episode aimed to explain how Nora West Allen linked up with Reverse Flash,
Eobard Thawne. Last episode, Barry didn’t hesitate to throw her in that cell when he found out.

That may be the most boss thing that he’s ever done. He may be a complete boss after this episode. I’ll explain why later.

Anyway, this episode we find out Nora worked on a case where an artificial speedster, Godspeed was stealing chemicals to make himself a permanent speedster.

In the process, Nora and her best friend find out that she has always been a speedster, and in fact her mother, Iris put a power dampener in her chest. We the audience found this out early in the season. But during this episode, the hurt is brand new.

Finding out her mom stopped her from being her true self, coupled with the fact that her best friend dies at the hands of Godspeed…

Literally

… Nora turns to a incarcerated, Eobard Thawne to hone her skills and get rid of Godspeed.

Here’s the thing, Barry and friends found all this information out and deduced that she was sad and lonely. Of course, Iris felt that her future self left Nora no alternative so she let her out of her cell. I can see both sides.

Iris’ guilt has her wanting to change things for her child. But, Barry is still thinking Eobard could have poisoned her mind. Both sides are understandable.

Now can we talk about how Barry Allen is a complete boss?

The best part of the night came when Barry threw Nora back into the future and left her there. He has reached a new level of intense!

That was better than throwing her in the cell. Just kicking her out of the timeline all together! I laughed and gasped at the same time!

Imaging your dad being so pissed at you that he throws you to a different timeline and tells you never to come back.

Feels bad, man.

Looking forward to next week! I expect some strain on Barry and Iris at this point because Nora and Iris just forgave each other for the power dampening situation. So, now that Barry is ready to throw her away, things may not go over so well.

Check out my previous opinion about XS aka Nora West Allen- Opinion: XS has the best story on The Flash season 5

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