Saturday, December 8, 2018

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 5, Episode 8 “What’s Past is Prologue” (B+)

This episode was fun and inventive since it allowed us to travel back to some prominent moments of this show’s past without dwelling on the more frustrating and unending elements, namely the whole DeVoe era. Learning that this is the one hundredth episode makes sense given its time-jumping nature. Trying hard not to influence the timeline made for some interesting interactions, particularly with Eobard guessing who Nora was and helping Barry because he understood the importance of maintaining events as they were supposed to happen. Seeing everything again through Nora’s eyes proved enlightening as well, and now it’s looking like she might be up to something a bit more nefarious. She obviously doesn’t know that much about time travel since she didn’t know what a time wraith was, but she is logging entries in a diary and sending them to someone, very possibly the future version of Harrison Wells that she went to go see in prison. Obviously taking down Cicada wasn’t going to be so easy, but we’ll leave him for now while we get to something that I’m sure will be much more exciting. Ending this episode with the same scene that concluded the most recent episode of “Supergirl” makes me ready for the next installment of this series, airing at a special time tomorrow night at 8pm as the first of three parts of a multi-show crossover to close out 2018. Bring it on, and here’s hoping for a great start to the new year with this show.

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