Sunday, March 22, 2015

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 1, Episode 15 “Out of Time” (B+)

This episode deserves commendation if only for the sheer immensity of its revelations, and it’s hard to believe that this isn’t even a midseason finale. I’m not even sure where to start, but I think the acknowledgment of a few key things that we’ve known to be true for a while is probably a good place. We knew that Dr. Wells was the Reverse Flash but didn’t quite know about his circumstances, and it seems that Cisco digging into the truth was too close for comfort for him, though he’ll undoubtedly have to explain to Caitlin how he got up and walked out of his chair (you’d think that being able to move like lightning would enable him time to at least move the chair too). Cisco’s death is hard to take, and being impaled by a super speed-powered hand doesn’t seem likely to be reversible. It’s intriguing that he’s stranded in the past, and now we know that Barry has some time-related powers. Running into the past was a big deal, and let’s hope that he’ll be able to change things this time around, even if that still won’t save Cisco since he’ll be focusing his efforts on Joe. Ignoring Linda when she came to talk to him didn’t see like the cue to finally break the news to Barry, and that made his dramatic reveal right after their big smooch all the more fantastic. This show certainly knows how to pack its action into an hour, and let’s hope the follow-up to this is just as exciting.

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