Saturday, March 19, 2022

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 8, Episode 7 “Lockdown” (B+)

This episode felt somewhat isolated because the characters weren’t all together, but it did at least involve more regular players without much connecting to the previous installment and only a glimmer of problems at the very end with Iris losing time and her eyes flashing green. I’m glad to see that Kramer is being incorporated into the main storyline in a productive way, eager to have a line to the Flash ostensibly so that she didn’t have to waste time on paperwork that needed to be done as a result of his supposed good Samaritan behavior but actually because she’s struggling to get her powers under control. Being trapped in at CCPD headquarters in close proximity to Barry helped, and I like that she was well aware that it was him when the Flash showed up to reveal his true identity to her. I didn’t remember Goldface much from his previous appearances since I was likely more focused on Katee Sackhoff as Amunet Black, but I enjoyed the fact that he was a sophisticated villain who enjoyed the finer intellectual things and especially the theatrical nature of what he was doing. Caitlin didn’t present herself as terribly open-minded to spending time with Mark, though admittedly it did take away from her date with Marcus. I like that he ultimately helped opened her eyes and that it now means that there are going to be a lot of double-dates that Caitlin didn’t necessarily want. Only Joe was spending time with Iris, which means we may not get answers to what’s going on with her for a while.

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