Monday, May 7, 2018

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 4, Episode 20 “Therefore She Is” (B-)

Here’s where I think the notion that some network television show seasons are overstuffed with too many episodes, which is one of the reasons that cable series are usually just ten to thirteen episodes each year. DeVoe has been grandstanding for a long time now, and it feels like we should have reached the end of his arc long ago, but there are still three episodes left in this season. We saw a flashback to Marlize meeting DeVoe for the first time when he was talking down to her during a debate-lecture, and then how she got hurt while away from him, prompting her to egg on his theory that humanity needs to be rebooted. She finally decided to make her move and break from him after Team Flash nearly managed to neutralize him once and for all and she stopped them. I’m a big fan of Gypsy’s, but this was hardly a worthwhile chance to see her as she failed to understand why Cisco would be unhappy with a relationship that kept him worlds apart from the woman he loved. I did much more enjoy Cecile discovering that she could read Harry’s mind and break down what he was thinking before it disappeared, and now at least they know what DeVoe is planning. I do not agree that it’s the right time for a baby shower in the midst of all this, but maybe this new female speedster can be an asset in their increasingly less promising fight to beat DeVoe.

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