The Flash – Season 5 Episode 12

“Memorabilia” The Flash delves into the memories of Grace and Nora to serve the ongoing stories surrounding those characters. Walking around in people’s memories is a common science fiction story as it can deliver insight into how a character is really feeling or explore how their mind works on the context of the show. Adding…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 11

“Seeing Red” The Flash shifts focus back to the Cicada plot as the team try to figure out a way to protect the Metahumans he’s targetting. I mentioned in my review of the pre-crossover midseason finale that it felt like there wasn’t a lot of story left to the Cicada plot and that it should…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 10

“The Flash & The Furious” The Flash returns from hiatus with a Nora centric episode focusing on her learning that villainy isn’t as black and white as she first thought. Arguably most episodes so far this season have been Nora centric episodes but this is the first one that gives her a problem to solve…

Kneel Before Pod – Magic Phone (105)

The Flash is due to return to TV screens very soon so Craig and Chris saw fit to reflect on the first half of the season and deliver their take on what has been going on. They discuss improvements, parental responsibility and magic technology as well as the merits of having a breach device. Tune…

Elseworlds Part 1

Elseworlds; the annual DC TV crossover story begins with a -sort of- body switching plot and the promise of a large scale threat. I’ll freely admit that the crossover stories are something I look forward to every year. Even though I don’t always love the shows that participate in them I’m still fully invested in…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 8

“What’s Past is Prologue” The Flash celebrates 100 episodes with a trip down memory lane to revisit some key moments in the show’s history. Anniversary episodes are self indulgent by their very nature. This very website recently released its 100th podcast and that was a very self indulgent affair. Listen if you get the chance,…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 7

“O Come, All Ye Thankful” Father/daughter relationships in their different forms take the stage in a belated Thanksgiving episode of The Flash. One of the best things about this season so far as I’ve repeatedly said is the relationship between Barry and Nora. Pushing aside the time travel aspect it’s basically a tale of a…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 6

“The Icicle Cometh” The Flash delivers a new origin story for Killer Frost when Caitlin finally reunites with her father and Nora tries to continue building her connection with Iris by joining her on a case. I’ve been very complimentary about the handling of Caitlin this season; the writers have been giving the character very…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 5

“All Doll’d Up” The Flash deals with family drama through the West-Allan family and Caitlin’s ongoing quest to find her father. I’ve said previously that I greatly appreciate the writers shifting gears where Caitlin is concerned. She has been adrift for quite some time and taken down some really nonsensical plot threads. Unfortunately the missteps…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 4

“News Flash” The Flash addresses the tension between Nora and Iris as a metahuman threat starts to manipulate the news in Central City. This isn’t a show that could ever be accused of trying to be political which is fine because it’s not that sort of show. Supergirl has been doing a lot in this…