Wednesday, March 27, 2019

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 5, Episode 17 “Time Bomb” (B)

It’s hard to keep things straight when multiple players are from the future and are somehow spending time in the present without doing irrevocable damage to the timeline. It shouldn’t be too surprising that Orlin, who has been this season’s big bad guy, would finally have a change of heart and see how wrong he was in trying to kill all the metas and then be felled by Grace, who has succumbed to the darkness that he helped to create. It doesn’t bode well for the uphill battle that Team Flash will face for the remainder of the season since she, unlike Orlin, can’t be swayed by morality. The team is also sure to be divided soon by Sherloque finally piecing it all together and confirming that Eobard Thawne is the one who has been working with Nora, something that she’s going to struggle to explain to the team. Ralph trying to “Peter Parker” Camilla wasn’t a terribly productive subplot, though she seems like a worthwhile character whose reaction to the eventual reading-in to Cisco being a meta and working with the Flash is sure to be entertaining and hopefully positive. I’m still pleased to report that, even if this show isn’t quite as fantastic as it was back towards the beginning, I’m much more engaged in where things are headed now as compared to where they were at this point last season. Its sixth-season renewal a few months ago feels deserved, and I’m eager to see what’s in store for Team Flash once anyone calling themselves Sicada no longer poses a threat.

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