Thursday, March 25, 2021

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 7, Episode 4 “Central City Strong” (B)

It’s honestly hard to keep track of what villains we’ve seen before on this show, especially when Abra Kadabra and Mister Mxyzptlk have both appeared on CW Arrowverse series. I like the theme of this season so far, which is that the bad guys can redeem themselves after they see the error of their ways. The notion that Abra was experiencing memories of a life he had never lived similar to how Caitlin and Cisco first became metas was very intriguing, and though it is indeed difficult to stay on top of the many different timeline modifications that exist even just within the one universe that now exists, it’s cool to see people act in different ways and especially to carry memories with them from one unlived life to another. Like Eva, Abra changing his tune after Barry helped him to see that what he had endured didn’t mean he actually wanted to cause suffering for others came too late as another enemy appeared, and that supercharged giant was a far more human-seeming meta than we’ve previously seen. Iris coming to terms with what she’s been through was an important development, and promoting Allegra to full-time staff member is probably smart since it gives her something to focus on now that Nash is gone. I’m relatively excited by the notion of Caitlin and Killer Frost existing in separate bodies, and I wouldn’t mind if that’s something that proves enduring, provided that it doesn’t mean that it threatens the life of the one person who used to house both of them.

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