Sunday, May 19, 2019

What I’m Watching: The Flash (Season Finale)

The Flash: Season 5, Episode 22 “Legacy” (B+)

Overall, I’d say this was a pretty good finale, even if it has felt for the past few episodes like things have dragged a bit, especially when it came to Cicada. I’m usually all for the time travel that occurs on this show, but I don’t know why it was that Eobard’s execution in the future was so synced-up with the moment in the present when the dagger was destroyed. It was cool to see Barry and Nora show up there to reverse the time that he had used to take out the guards around him, but now he’s gotten away and declared that he’ll Barry at the next crisis, which apparently is coming sooner than expected as a result. Nora disappearing from existence has been a long time coming because of the extensive time she spent with Team Flash before her birth, and now it’s going to be up to Barry and Iris to actually have a child and raise her in a different way than she experienced during her childhood. Cicada’s disappearance took a bit longer, but at least the younger Grace is going to have a better life with a much kinder outlook on the universe. Cisco taking the metahuman cure makes more sense after learning that Carlos Valdes is leaving the show, and while he’s been an integral part of it since season one, there are more than enough people around now to fill the void created by his absence. I like that Singh acknowledged that he’s known for a while that Barry was the Flash, and Joe’s promotion to captain is a deserved one that honors his many years of service to the force. Overall, this hasn’t been a fantastic season, but I’m still eager to see what comes next for this show and its characters.

Season grade: B
Season MVP: Grant Gustin as Barry

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