Wednesday, December 22, 2021

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 8, Episode 4 “Armageddon, Part 4” (B+)

It always comes back to Eobard Thawne, who never stops trying to figure out how to undo everything Barry has and, in this case, take it for himself. I can’t comprehend why he’s wearing Harrison Wells’ face, especially since Matt Letscher portrayed Thawne on “Legends of Tomorrow” when Neal McDonough played Damien Darhk. It’s not a big deal since Tom Cavanagh, who I thought had left the show for good, is a great actor, and he does a superb job of putting on an act for everyone while taunting Barry in private. I was particularly pleased to see Darhk again, delighted to learn that Thawne was even more evil than he thought and then compelled to help Barry by the promise that he could bring Nora back to life. Barry did manage to somehow convince Iris that she should trust him even though she knew him as the enemy, and it looks like he was successfully able to reset the timeline. Naturally, Thawne isn’t giving up so fast, but presumably he’ll be defeated in the fifth and final crossover installment. We’ll also probably be done with Despero, who was intensely interrogating Cecile while everyone else there appeared to be dead. I’m not sure what a reset timeline means for the unspoken love that had built during all those years between Allegra and Chester, and whether that relationship’s trajectory remains inevitable even if events and dynamics change the way in which they interact and are able to communicate with each other.

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