Thursday, April 15, 2021

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 7, Episode 7 “Growing Pains” (B)

It’s definitely jarring having the speed force just parade around and show up everywhere in a flash as Nora, and her/its presence was messing with Barry’s ability to control his powers. Fortunately, after Barry got pretty worked up about it, they found a good balance that enabled him to channel his abilities and use the speed force as a positive motivation. Chester was awfully excited about his first solo crime scene tech call, and just like Barry and Cisco have often found themselves, he wasn’t able to do match to help protect the meta suspect that he knew wasn’t actually the culprit in this case. I was pretty sure that Joe had set things up so that Caitlin could be arrested and then proven not to be Killer Frost because Frost was elsewhere doing something at the same time, but it wasn’t anything that elaborate, and Frost was ready to get herself implicated because she wanted to break Caitlin out of custody. I wasn’t sure what was going on when Frost got very distracted by the bartender’s shirtless body, but the attraction became obvious later once it was revealed that he was the ice-touting meta who had framed her. I had forgotten how Allegra came into this show and what she did before she joined Team Flash, and it was interesting to see her allegiance to Frost as a fellow reformed criminal. I didn’t expect Frost to turn herself in at the end since nothing good can come from that, but it is true that she didn’t kill anyone and it’s possible that she’ll be rewarded for a recent shift to heroic behavior.

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