Friday, May 10, 2019

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 5, Episode 20 “Gone Rogue” (B-)

I’m not sure why Nora thought it would be a good idea to enlist three noted meta villains to help her in some heist, but she’s been full of poor notions for a long time now. Barry was only slightly willing to listen when Iris suggested that maybe Eobard was trying to atone for his sins, but that doesn’t mean any of what Nora did was smart. I actually would have preferred to watch XS go off the rails a bit, joining forces with this new evil crew to get revenge on Team Flash for not believing in her. Instead, we got one cool moment in this hour when the hostages in the room turned out to be Joe and Iris decked out in combat gear. I continue to find Rag Doll to be immensely creepy, and he didn’t seem to fit too well with Weather Witch, Queen Bee, and XS, but his ability to fit in tight spaces did come in quite handy. With the three of them taken care of thanks to a quick turnoff of the power dampener, it’s back to the team being united, with Caitlin in a good place again thanks to Ralph and Nora back with them, and the adult Grace showed back up at just the right moment to make sure that they’re alert. Cicada II’s plans are indeed vengeful and nefarious, and it doesn’t help that she’s hallucinating the uncle that she killed standing there nodding his approval when we know for a fact that he didn’t support her violent quest in his dying moments.

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