Friday, November 17, 2017

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 4, Episode 6 “When Harry Met Harry…” (B+)

Let’s start by addressing this episode’s title and the fact that, eager to prove that he had friends, Harry invited three hilarious versions of himself from the multiverse to be part of his think tank. I can’t decide which one of them was my favorite, but it was definitely fun to see them together. They made quick work once they stopped bickering in finding out which Devoe they were looking for, leading to a bizarrely calm final scene in which Devoe appeared like a normal human and answered the door for Barry and Joe. I’m not sure what he’s up to, but I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough. This episode’s Sioux plotline wasn’t all that engaging, but the villain of the Black Bison had some awesome, freaky powers, able to animate objects and use them against those in pursuit of her. Bringing the t-rex to life was probably the highlight, though each one of her reanimations was presented in a formidable way. As he got upset about the dreary, boring look of the suit that Cisco made for him, Ralph found some cool ways to use his powers, like absorbing bullets and accidentally redirecting them back to the person who shot them, and he struggled to learn that saving people’s lives is more important than always getting to catch the bad guy. He’s especially prone to hypnosis, apparently, but he’s also good with kids, capable of using his stretchiness to make balloon animals out of his skin for one little girl.

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