The Flash – Season 4 Episode 14

“Subject 9” The Flash introduces another of the Bus Metas as Barry becomes obsessed with getting the upper hand against DeVoe. With this being the first episode after Barry it’s reasonable to consider the overall impact of having him in prison over the past few episodes. Unfortunately there are little to no meaningful consequences for…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 13

“True Colours” The Flash deals with Barry’s change in prison accommodation as the DeVoes make their presence felt once again. Barry’s incarceration has been both interesting and rife with wasted opportunities. It has been useful for the rest of Team Flash as it has provided a much needed opportunity to show what they are capable…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 12

“Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash” The Flash keeps Barry in prison as Team Flash have to deal with the problem of a Metahuman who has the power to shrink anything. Tone has been a big problem for The Flash this season. It’s commendable that there was an appetite to change from the dreary and depressing…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 11

“The Elongated Knight Rises” The Flash deals with Barry’s incarceration and how the team pull together to protect the city without having access to him or his abilities. Barry being put in prison was something of a surprise last week even if it made sense in the context of the story. After the excellent first…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 10

“The Trial of the Flash” The Flash puts Barry Allen on trial as an irradiated Metahuman causes problems for the rest of the team while they work to clear Barry’s name. One of the most striking things about this episode is that the end result of the trial is foreshadowed very early on. Barry mentions…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 9

“Don’t Run” The Flash wraps up for midseason with some Christmas cheer and a double kidnapping for the team to deal with. I’ve frequently pointed out that this show doesn’t make the best use of characters not named Barry Allen -though it often doesn’t make the best use of characters who are named Barry Allen-…

Kneel Before Pod – Crisis on Earth-X

This year’s Arrowverse crossover has been and gone so Kneel Before Pod had to contribute to the discussion. Craig and Chris take up the task of talking through this historic TV event and have a great time doing it. The conversation covers the story, evil doppelgängers, headcanon, comic book events, use of characters and a…

Crisis on Earth-X- Night 2

DC’s Crisis on Earth-X continues with our heroes separated and captured by Nazis with little hope of rescue or escape. Going into the third part the situation is grim. Oliver, Barry, Sara, Alex, Jax and Martin are stuck in an Earth-X concentration camp while Team Arrow, Cisco, Caitlin, Harry and Kara are trapped in the…

Crisis on Earth-X – Night 1

This year’s Arrowverse crossover begins with a double whammy taking place in episodes of Supergirl and Arrow. Our heroes are forced to battle the darkest parts of themselves when Nazis from another Earth attack. A crossover like this creates problems for a reviewer in terms of how to approach it. I wrestled with whether I…