Thursday, April 30, 2015

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 1, Episode 20 “The Trap” (B+)

Things have changed in an irreversible way, and it’s going to be interesting to see where things go from here. This episode put a lot of importance on last names, and told us more than a few things that will be extremely useful to know going forward. Discovering that the byline about the Flash being killed was by Iris West-Allen is quite informative, especially since Eddie, who’s rather clueless, was ready to propose to her in this episode. Joe coldly refusing Eddie’s request for his permission to marry his daughter seemed out of character, but it’s nice to know that he’s rooting for Barry. It seems that Eddie has a larger role to play in things then we might have expected, as a gleeful application of his last name to Iris’ name was later connected by Joe to Eobard, who is apparently a descendant of Eddie’s. That’s something I didn’t expect, and I don’t know nearly enough about the mythology of this universe to know anymore, and I’d rather not research it so that I can be genuinely surprised. Sending in the captured shapeshifter to play him and walk through the force field was an impressive move, and now Wells, which I think I’ll continue to call him because he still wears his face, is now in the wind and gunning for Barry, Cisco, and Caitlin despite his affection for them. I’m sure that the final few episodes of this season will be plenty exciting and build up to an immense and transformative finale.