The Flash: Season 3, Episode 18 “Abra Kadabra” (B)
After last week’s unfortunate music villain, I’m getting a bit tired of bad guys who just appear out of thin air and seem omniscient and all-powerful. I suppose it’s somewhat more interesting – and mildly believable, in a way – that he’s from far in the future in the 64th century and uses advanced technology to make it seem like he’s doing magic. In addition to being incredibly annoying, he managed to attract the aggressive attention of Gypsy, who was very mad at him for killing her partner, understandably, and was ready to sideline all romantic flirtation from Cisco to achieve her singular goal. Joe was much more interested in getting him to reveal Savitar’s true identity so that he could save Iris, something that Barry is finally encountering head-on so that he can have the same advantage as his enemies of knowing the future. I’m curious about where HR was over the course of the episode and whether that means anything, although I’ll admit that I didn’t even notice he was gone. Of course Caitlin is going to stay awake during her own surgery so that she can assist and direct those that aren’t wounded in helping to keep her alive, though their valiant efforts didn’t work, so Julian had to make the decision to let her inner frost kick in. It seems that full-on Killer Frost has been activated, and let’s hope there’s a way to bring the real Caitlin back to life without too many people getting hurt or killed in the process.