Wednesday, February 6, 2019

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 5, Episode 12 “Memorabilia” (B)

I’m not overly fond of episodes that find people artificially inserted into memories, especially when they’re not going to be remembered anyway. The latter was not the case here, since Grace revealed an unexpected power that had allowed her to hear what was going on around her and empathize with her uncle’s hatred for metas. Most problematically, despite everything Nora tried to do to connect with her, Grace felt betrayed, and now she’s going to come from her, which is pretty much the opposite of what was supposed to happen in all this. Nora going in headfirst so that her memories wouldn’t be exposed to Barry didn’t work out at all, mainly due to their immediate decision to go in after her as soon as they learned what she had done. Iris watching herself yell at a young Nora in the Flash Museum was painful, and discovering that the memory wasn’t real didn’t make it much better, as events do look like they’re still headed that way. Barry noted that the figure watching them in her memory was the Reverse-Flash, putting the team one step closer to deducing her relationship with Eobard Thawne, but the secret seems safe for now. Barry suggesting that they use the cure on Sicada is an enticing option, though one that’s not likely to be simple to execute. Cisco was furious with Ralph for daring to take him out drinking, but he revealed his hidden cleverness by introducing him to a set of twins whose genetic meta-makeup provided him with exactly the test subjects he needs.

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