Saturday, February 8, 2020

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 6, Episode 10 “Marathon” (B)

We’re checking back in with this show in its first outing since the crisis that was supposed to kill off its main character happened, and there’s considerable pressure for a new focus after this show hasn’t really back on track for a while now. I like that we got a more extended opening credits sequence after Barry triumphantly saved the newly-reopened Jitters from a robbery. It’s also worthwhile to see the effects of the crisis still being felt in Cisco’s treatment of Nash and the trading cards he’s assembled as he tries to comprehend the way that the multiverse no longer existing has led to returning villains and the erasure of some others. The fact that he was wearing a Superman shirt that he didn’t remember owning was upsetting him enough, and hopefully he’ll soon get back to a productive place where he can help Team Flash fight their enemies without distraction. Iris was pushing hard to get her story with the help of her female crime-fighting team, and while she neutralized the public face of her foe, she managed to get herself trapped in a magic mirror of sorts, which felt a bit hokey and horror-like for this show. Barry’s also focused on other things with his pursuit of whatever Oliver left behind, and I’d like to see a return to what this show does best in the coming weeks as we get a number of new episodes in a row. I’m still hopeful that this show can remain exciting and enjoyable.

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