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The Flash: There Will Be Blood | 6 x 04 (the CW)

This week in Central City, Ramsey Rosso finally ascended into madness while trying to cure his terminal illness, HLH. The episode began with Ramsey sneaking into Central City General (the city hospital) and stealing 10 liters of blood. He believes he can rebuild his cellular structure with the new blood and Romero’s blood and create a cure.

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The Flash: Dead Man Running | 6 x 03 (the CW)

In the previous episode, Barry traveled to the future in his mind with the help of Jay Garrick and saw billions of scenarios where Anti-Matter destroyed the earth. The only time the world was not destroyed was in the instance that Barry sacrificed himself.  

To start this episode, Barry and Iris told Team Flash about the Monitor’s prediction and the time travel confirmation. However, instead of revealing that he has to die he just tells them that he disappears. 

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The Flash: A Flash of the Lightning | 6×02 (the CW)

In this episode of The Flash on CW, Barry and Iris begin to process the Monitor’s message. They are not willing to accept the Flash has to die to save everyone, so Barry decides to time travel to the future and see the crisis for himself.

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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: 3 reasons Shazam! should be a TV series moving forward

Last week I finally got around to watching Shazam! It was an entertaining movie that had its campy moments, but overall it was a solid story with pretty good character development. Especially with the main character, Bill Batson.

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After I watched Shazam! I started thinking about if Billy Batson joined the ranks of Barry Allen, Oliver Queen, and all of the other DC Legends. It would be a great way to get more out of the character Shazam! were a television series.

Think this over with me.

Character Development

In my movie review, I expressed that young Billy Batson was more interesting than Shazam Billy Batson. In a TV series, Billy could evolve as a teenager as he adjusts to life with his new family. The story could pick up where it left off at the end of the movie. It may be a could idea to retcon his siblings getting powers or just making them dormant until the season finale. Concentrating on Billy’s character would be the best.

From the superhero perspective, Billy could learn the ropes of what it means to be the savior of his city. Especially since apparently, he knows Superman now. It wouldn’t be so unbelievable that Shazam would know the Flash and the other just like in the comics.

Comedy

Most of the CW shows have some form of comedic relief in them. Billy Batson as Shazam and his brother Freddy brought a lot of funny moments to the movie. It would be a waste not to put them in more situations together.

The adventures that he’d be able to go on with his brother as a superhero and as his teenage self would give episodes of entertainment.

Gimmick Suit

If Shazam is a television character, I think I would be able to get around the suit. I was critical of the suit in my review of the movie. I felt the suit looked very campy and bulky off of Zachary Levi. However, he could get away with that suit if it was a television production.

This could be a stretch, but honestly, I think that the Shazam character could benefit from having weekly episodic adventures. The Flash has a new lifespan due to his TV run on the CW. Weekly stories would allow us to get to know the other siblings better, flush out Billy Batson as a character, and build his story for a new audience.

Who can replace Cisco Ramon on Team Flash?

We’re 2 weeks removed from the season five finale of The Flash on The CW at the time of this writing. It was a finale that saw another change in the timeline due to the interference of Nora West-Allen all season long.

As a result, the Reverse Flash is back on the loose, Sherlock went back to his earth, Nora disappeared, and Cisco decided to take the cure and remove his Vibe powers.

Not only is Cisco a big part of Team Flash using his scientific knowledge and creativity (plus he’s the funniest character on the show), but his meta-human abilities to open dimensions were helpful for the entire team.

Now that Cisco is a regular human again, who will be able to step in and fill his shoes as an additional meta-human on the team?

Dr. Carol is Caitlin Snow’s/ Killer Frost’s mother. We were introduced to her while her relationship was strained with Caitlin. She kept the meta-human status of Caitlin’s father, Thomas Snow, a secret. Ultimately, Thomas tried to turn both Caitlin and her mother into frost meta-humans for good.

We saw Caitlin and Carol reconcile before the end of season five. But, we also find out that Carol now has meta-human DNA in her blood due to the efforts of Thomas Snow.

Dr. Carol could possibly enter Team Flash as an extra brain to assist with dissecting meta-human issues and as she realizes her meta-human abilities, she will be able to join the team in the field.

Maybe her name could be called Mother Frost.

My other suggestion is Harrison Wells. Every season they find a way to bring his character back into Team Flash. So perhaps they can do it again. But then again, bringing Dr. Wells back again will only fill the void that Sherlock Wells left.

So maybe no one can fill Cisco’s role and we’ll just have to deal with his absence and look forward to new additions to the team that we haven’t met before.

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.

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