The Flash – Season 5 Episode 14

“Cause and XS” The Flash delivers its own take on a time loop when Nora keeps repeating an hour that always ends up with at least one of the team dying. It’s surprising that it took this show until the second half of its fifth season to deliver a Groundhog Day inspired episode given all…

The Flash – Season 5 Episode 13

“Goldfaced” The Flash explores the criminal underworld when Barry and Ralph pretend to be bad guys to get their hands on tech that could help them stop Cicada. There’s definitely a pattern emerging in episode setups at the moment. Cicada is still a looming threat and there always seems to be a MacGuffin that might…

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…

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…