Friday, April 24, 2020

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 6, Episode 16 “So Long and Goodnight” (B-)

Rag Doll is not anywhere close to my favorite villain on this show, and so another hour spent with him being incredibly creepy and bendy wasn’t all that great. I didn’t guess that it was him who cut Joe’s brakes since there are so many different metahumans who could have done it, or even someone technical who could have hacked into the mechanics of the car to try to kill him. What’s most important is that Carver was the one who wanted him dead, and he was perfectly happy to admit it to Joe, who would have been much smarter to have someone else on the other end of a phone call recording Carver’s confession than to show him that he had taped it so that he could erase it with his laser EMP on the spot. Joe preparing to sacrifice himself to save Cecile was noble, but I do question the effectiveness of him going into witness protection on his own since Cecile being kidnapped by Rag Doll demonstrates that those he cares about can be frequently targeted to get to him. Fake Iris kicking Barry out for not telling her about Joe seems like a puzzling move for her getting closer to him, but maybe that’s not the endgame, especially since we saw Eva confront Carver and can understand the hateful animosity that they hold toward each other. Ralph and Sue might be getting back to a good place, and it would be good if they can show up just in time to help Barry as he continues to lose more and more of his speed.

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