Monday, May 15, 2017

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 3, Episode 21 “Cause and Effect” (B)

So the big reveal at the end of the last episode got broken down a bit over the course of this hour, with the generally agreed-upon explanation that it’s not really possible to explain it. What I will say about this episode is that it handled the whole we-wiped-Barry’s-memory plotline very well, creating an energizing and optimistic view of a Barry not stressed by the knowledge of a doomed future. It was also cool that Savitar immediately lost his memories, making Killer Frost quite angry and leading to her coming to Star Labs for help getting him back to normal. It’s always been strange to me to see enemies working together so closely and then just leaving once their joint goals have been accomplished, though at least this instance did provide a moment of return from the old Caitlin, who remembered part of the story that Cisco was telling. Cisco and Julian make a solid tech team, and their glasses with printed words for Barry to read off of during his testimony were a good idea even if they didn’t account for his sweat short-circuiting them. My favorite part of memory-free Barry was his desire to be called Bart. HR’s budding romance with Dr. Brand is extremely welcome, and she seems to making some progress. I’m not too excited about the prospect of having to see King Shark again so that the team can get the power they need to be able to finally stop the time remnant who became Savitar once and for all.

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