Sunday, January 29, 2017

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 3, Episode 10 “Borrowing Problems from the Future” (B+)

After a six-week hiatus, I noticed that the intro to this episode featured a new mantra: “I’m the only one fast enough to keep her alive.” As usual on this show, once the beans are spilled, everyone knows about something and then they’re working hard to prevent it from happening. Barry showing Iris the article and tells her that he saw Savatar kill her set a grim tone for the episode, and seeing Iris cry when she asked how much time she had left was more dramatic than this show tends to get. The idea that the future can be changed if just one headline is prevented is an interesting one, and while I don’t think it works that way, I can’t imagine this show will actually let Iris be killed, at least not permanently. HR turning Star Labs into a museum was actually pretty cool, particularly with the hologram of Cisco as a tour guide. It’s a shame no one showed up, although it looks like someone who wants to find him did just pop into this universe, which isn’t a positive development. It’s nice that Wally is turning into a real superhero, officially becoming Kid Flash, and that Barry was able to apologize for lashing out at him. Caitlin inviting Julian to join the crew is an interesting turn of events, but ultimately it’s going to best to have him as an asset rather than an outcast. And he even designed a solar-charging replacement for Caitlin’s power cuffs!

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