Saturday, May 13, 2017

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 3, Episode 20 “I Know Who You Are” (B-)

Listen, I’m a fan of a lot of the twists that this show has produced up until now, namely the reveal that Zoom was actually Jay Garrick, who it turns out wasn’t Jay Garrick at all. I’m not nearly as impressed by the news that the man emerging from the Savitar suit is actually Barry in the future. The notion that all of the good guys are so immensely corruptible because it’s their destiny or their fate or whatever is not convincing to me, and the idea of Barry fighting a fragmented future version of himself just isn’t appealing. We’ll see if that one explains itself in a convincing way, because I doubt it will. I was bothered the entire episode trying to figure out where I knew Dr. Brand from, and all I had to see now was her name, Anne Dudek, to remind me that she was a crucial part of both “House” and “Mad Men” in recurring roles (she was also in “Covert Affairs,” which I didn’t remember). I think she’s a fun addition to the ever-expanding cast, and I like the fact that she and HR have a connection even though their initial flirtation was based on Cisco feeding him scientific lines. Cecile seems like she’s here to stay too, after blurting out that she loved Joe and getting kidnapped as a representative initiation into the club. On a more humorous note, I love that there’s a drink at Jitters called the Zoom which packs quite a punch.

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