Saturday, November 2, 2019

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 6, Episode 4 “There Will Be Blood” (B-)

Why exactly were there zombies in this episode? Team Flash has been through enough with animated Savitars and samurais that it seems unnecessary to have an army of sort of undead people now threatening their livelihoods. Barry’s weakness has always been that he believes in everyone, regardless of what they’ve done, and deciding that the most important thing he could do before he dies during the crisis was to give Ramsey the cure turned out to be a very bad idea. Ramsey staring at the “do no harm” text while proclaiming that he has to kill in order to create the substance he needs to live was a very explicit transition from conflicted hero to certified villain, and he’s amassed so much power now that it’s going to be difficult for Barry and the team to defeat him. At least he’s the first villain in a long time who doesn’t specifically have it out for the Flash, but instead he’s just trying to get rid of anyone in his way on his quest. Cisco and Joe got their turns to be emotional about Barry’s impending death, and knowing that it’s coming doesn’t seem to be doing anyone any good. The latest iteration of Wells, known as Nash, is excitable and adventurous, though also more than a bit showy. Demanding that Barry and Cisco build him his cryptocircuit even after his part of the deal didn’t quite come through seemed selfish, but it appears that he’s one step ahead of everyone else regarding the crisis, revealing the Monitor’s past presence and taking productive steps to figure out what exactly is going on.

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