The Flash – Season 4 Episode 20

“Therefore She Is” The Flash reveals the true extent of DeVoe’s plan as the team continues to hold themselves together after a string of defeats. Villain plans are difficult things to come up with. They need to be clever enough to keep the heroes from thwarting it as well as threatening enough to establish very…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 19

“Fury Rogue” The Flash takes a step back to consider the loss of Ralph Dibny while enlisting the help of an alternate universe ally to help Team Flash with a very particular problem. No matter how bad The Flash gets there’s one thing that is always true; Leonard Snart is great. No matter what incarnation of…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 18

“Lose Yourself” The Flash introduces the final Bus Meta and Ralph is forced to put all that he has learned to the test when DeVoe finally catches up with him. I’ll start with the introduction of the final Bus Meta who goes by the name Edwin Gauss aka The Folded Man (Arturo del Puerto). His…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 17

“Null and Annoyed” The Flash returns from an extended hiatus to introduce another bus meta and teach Ralph another lesson about being a hero. A sizeable chunk of my criticisms of this season are attributed to Ralph. I find the character annoying which is definitely a personal reaction to the way he’s written but I…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 16

“Run, Iris, Run” The Flash does a power swapping story when an encounter with a meta with the ability to transfer abilities moves Barry’s powers into Iris. Power swapping is a fairly common comic book trope as it has the potential to create a fun dynamic shift between the characters. It has all the drama…

The Flash – Season 4 Episode 15

“Enter Flashtime” The Flash takes a break from the DeVoe plot to tell a stand alone story with a really interesting idea at its core that presents a problem not easily solved. Over the past few episodes this season has become almost as frustrating as the last one. Focus on the DeVoe plot has felt…

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…