Thursday, November 22, 2018

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 5, Episode 6 “The Icicle Cometh” (B)

It always feels a bit jarring when a show reintroduces a parent that we know hasn’t been a part of a main character’s life for so long and makes it seem like it’s just a normal reunion. This was a very typical case of Caitlin being blinded by the joy of being reunited with her long-lost father that she couldn’t see what was plainly in front of her, which is that her father had been taking over by his Icicle alter ago and was just trying to get her to help eliminate the human part of him that was left. Barry was starry-eyed too, making Cisco seem like the naysayer buzzkill until he finally got them both to wake up. Killer Frost coming back in a way that allows her to team up with Caitlin rather than just exist separate from her is a welcome development, and it’s a win that the team could use right now. Though Sherloque didn’t exactly encourage it, it was nice also to see Nora so eager to learn from her mother now that she finds her to be impossibly cool following her daring dive off the roof to save Barry. Ralph and Cecile make a fun team, and he managed to be exactly what she needed to feel validated after being out of commission for a while. They’re closer to stopping Cicada now that they know who he is, but he’s also find a way to harness more power that just suggests that he’s going to get even stronger and more dangerous.

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