Sunday, December 26, 2021

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 8, Episode 5 “Armageddon, Part 5” (B+)

I was excited that Darhk showed up again at the start of this episode since he ended up still being around, and for a character that’s been dead for a while, he’s sure been able to be relatively present. It was also good to see Nora briefly since she left the legends, and it’s good to know that, even if their shows aren’t on anymore or don’t regularly feature them, good characters may still pop up again on other Arrowverse series. That includes one person I wasn’t too familiar with, Mia, who showed up upset at the idea that anyone would even think to help Thawne continue to exist, and Despero took advantage of her passion to possess her and use her as a vessel to ensure that future did not come to pass. Despero wanting to be a hero when he really was anything but didn’t turn out too well for him, and now he’s a forgotten threat who likely won’t return again. I understand why this crossover happened like this because of COVID protocols where they had only one person from each show come to this set, but I do find the multi-show crossovers with all the supporting characters from each far more engaging. Now that Despero is gone, we’re back to this show’s universe, and I’m curious to see what the ending flash that shows the other Nora and Bart apparently back in the timeline leads to when this show returns in March, which feels like a very long time from now.

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