The Flash – Season 5 Episode 2

“Blocked” The Flash continues its fifth season with Barry trying to train Nora and Cisco struggling to get over Gypsy. I’ll start with the Cisco plot just to get it out of the way. Last week’s episode began to course correct some of the more problematic elements but some of the lingering issues still existed….

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 1

“Nora” The Flash returns for a fifth season with a new cast member who brings her own unique problems to the show. Readers of this site will know that I considered last season to be particularly weak for this show. I won’t repeat the various issues that I had but sufficed to say I considered…

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…