Monday, January 28, 2019

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 5, Episode 11 “Seeing Red” (B)

We’re back to Cicada as our featured villain, who somehow manages to be more powerful than everyone else he faces off against, even if it’s a horde of united metahumans. The difference between him and all past villains is that he’s not seeking Barry’s demise for his own twisted amusement, but instead hates all metas and wants to rid the world of them. Breaking Nora’s back and paralyzing her set things in a serious direction, and her inevitable full recovery was most worthwhile for the way that it got her to be much closer with her mother. Killer Frost seemed to enjoy the opportunity to go head-to-head with Cicada, and she may have done the most damage, giving the team their latest advantage that’s sure not to work. Barry’s idea to appeal to him by waking up Grace is risky, since I think he’ll see any attempt to involve her as an attack. Cecile sprang into action in a big way in this episode, though Captain Singh seemed to realize all too well that she was reading the traitorous cop’s mind when they were interrogating him together. It’s good to see Team Flash using the skills they have, like Ralph appealing directly to Killer Frost as a meta and the ice queen using her criminal network to get to the metas they need to be able to save. While Iris snapped at Sherloque for trying to question Nora while she was recuperating, the sometimes-worthwhile detective is getting much closer to the truth about who was writing her journal and her real reason for returning from the future.

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