Thursday, March 18, 2021

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 7, Episode 3 “Mother” (B-)

I’m not sure if this is what was intended to be the storyline for the season finale, but it all felt a bit too easy. Theoretically, Eva realizing that she wasn’t actually the woman she thought she was should have made her less emotional, like the calculating Barry we saw in the previous episode, but instead it seemed to keep her human, since Iris was able to point out that she never wanted to be evil but had unintentionally done just that. I am intrigued by the idea of Iris having more long-lasting powers since I don’t think that negatively impacts any of the characters, because they all still have their roles to play on the team. It did feel particularly clunky to have Ralph in a suit that masked his face while he vowed to be back again soon, which just felt like a stall tactic for anyone who knows that actor Hartley Sawyer most definitely will not be back at any point, and they’ll have to recast the part if they’re going to bring back the character. I wouldn’t mind seeing Sue and actress Natalie Dreyfuss on a more regular basis, especially since she was clever enough to pretend to be someone she wasn’t when literally everyone in Central City was doing the same thing given their mirrorverse possession. I like that the original Harrison Wells came back and that he can travel through time at will, which should enable him to return too when they most need him. Whatever happened at the end with those energy beams isn’t likely to have good consequences, and I’m intrigued to see what threat next emerges for Team Flash after a successful if unlikely victory against the last one.

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