Friday, February 10, 2017

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 3, Episode 12 “Untouchable” (B)

It’s still confusing to me how Flashpoint continues to exist and that a man who was arrested in that alternate timeline is going after people who treated him poorly in a different life and didn’t do anything to him in this timeline. Still, any chance to see a glimpse of things in a different light is cool, and Cisco vibing Flashpoint thanks to Barry’s time spent there was definitely a neat trick. Barry training Wally to be the best Kid Flash he can be is important, and obviously it’s going to create a bit of rivalry. Iris’ brush with death in this episode courtesy of the meta villain with a pretty terrifying power was disconcerting and certainly contradicted the strong, self-assured, fearless Iris we saw in last week’s episode. Joe getting so upset that no one told him that Iris was going to die was understandable, but it seems that Savatar is going to be on the sidelines while other emergencies present themselves. Caitlin befriending Julian – and maybe more – is a positive step since convincing Caitlin that she shouldn’t give in to Killer Frost is the same kind of thing that will prove helpful when Julian becomes Alchemy. This show does love to bring back dormant and long-forgotten plotlines, and Jesse showing up to interrupt Wally’s training was an excellent instance of that. I’m not a big fan of killer gorillas and all that, but I do like Jesse and I think it will be good to get an Earth-Two distraction to keep this team focused on working together.

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