Wednesday, March 10, 2021

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 7, Episode 2 “The Speed of Thought” (B+)

I did like this episode, even if it feels like this season is still revving up. The opening was somber, with Cisco paying tribute to the many people they’ve lost and might have completely forgotten if not for the nano-engraved, timeline-resistant wall. Naturally, saying goodbye to Wells was never going to be permanent, and though I think I’d give myself a pounding headache by trying to understand whether Eobard Thawne still exists in any timeline or multiverse after being erased seemingly countless times, it appears that the real Wells, who none of Team Flash ever met, may now be back thanks to some speedster, maybe our Flash, going back in time to revive him just moments after he was killed so that Thawne could take his place. In the meantime, Barry has become a malevolent speedster, using his speed-thinking to process out all emotion-based hesitancy and do only what was most logical to ensure the success of the mission. Iris was right to suspect that something was wrong when Barry robotically told her to come with him, and now she may not have even made the jump back to the real world I one piece. Barry’s emotions seemed to have returned at least in part thanks to the complete failure of his carefully-calculated plan, but he’s managed to fell most of his allies, so he’ll have to figure out a way to save the day on his own. Outing Eva as someone other than the person she believed herself to be has, as Caitlin warned, turned her into a villain who wants to tap into her evil side, which is good for absolutely no one.

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