Friday, October 27, 2017

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 4, Episode 3 “Luck Be a Lady” (B+)

This episode started out on a surprisingly comic note, with the Thinker, as he’s apparently called, trying to make the best of a story about literally the unluckiest person in the world. It turned out into a very effective and strong episode as her biggest weakness ended up correlating directly to her newfound power, since her lucky streak was everyone else’s worst day. Even Barry was slipping and sliding as a result of being in her vicinity, and the fact that she was winning so big had an intense exponential effect on all of Central City, including Joe’s rapidly collapsing house. Tying in the loss of two wedding venues for Barry and Iris was fun since it showed just how much of a mess it’s all become, and hopefully they’ll be back on track to get married the way they both want after Iris tried to rush a funeral and move past a priest choking so that they could get it over with before there were any more interruptions. Cisco and Harry bickering led to a great moment where Harry made the right call to save the date, and I’m glad to see that this show can’t lose Tom Cavanagh no matter how many of his characters it kills off. Jesse breaking up with Wally was an unfortunate development – delivered horribly by her father – and Wally was right to speak up and announce his decision to leave since no one even noticed he was gone. I’m glad that our characters are going to take a proactive approach to finding the other affected metas from the bus, and hopefully they can have the upper hand for once, though the Mechanic and the Thinker are watching and know what progress they’ve made. The look on Joe’s face when he heard that Cecile was pregnant was unforgettable, and that’s a plot twist that’s going to change the dynamic of things on this show in a big way.

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