Thursday, April 13, 2023

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 9, Episode 8 “Partners in Time” (B)

I’m glad we’re getting to the end here, because it’s possible I would be considering giving up on this show. After a brief hiatus, there will be one episode followed by a four-parter, one that will hopefully invigorate some energy into this show as it crosses the 180-episode mark and signs off for good. It feels distinctly irresponsible for Barry to be preparing so extensively for Nora’s arrival, doing as much as he can to shape the present like the future and likely altering it as a result. What happened in this episode wasn’t directly his fault, but Iris has been cautious now for a while about fulfilling a destiny she knows about because she wants to be able to live her own life. Barry’s enthusiasm for a mold inspection brought in more trouble than he wanted, and then a weird escape room that required some creative thinking. I was pleased to see Diana Bang from “Resident Alien” as Inspector Tao, who turned out to be the time thief who didn’t really want to turn herself in but had to in order to ensure her survival. Chester accidentally saying “I love you” to Allegra led to an aggressive series of board game distractions, and I very much enjoy seeing television characters playing Settlers of Catan, which I consider to be one of my favorite games. As always, talking and being honest is the best route to a productive relationship, and, after plenty of awkwardness, that’s what they finally did and reached a good point that made it awkward only for Cecile.

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