The Flash (The Sound of Furry) review

Grant Gustin as the Flash and Andrew Mientus as Hartley Rathaway/Pied Piper

Grant Gustin as the Flash and Andrew Mientus as Hartley Rathaway/Pied Piper

The mystery of Dr. Harrison Wells is the most significant story line of the Flash’s first season. Is Dr. Wells a good guy, bad guy, or even something more meaningful? Honestly, this episode has confused me on who or what Dr. Wells is.  This episode did give an answer that the audience has wanted to know the whole time. Dr. Wells was wanted the particle accelerator to explode so Barry Allen could transform into the Flash.

Barry Allen faces a new villain Pied Piper.  Pied Piper,Hartley Rathaway worked with Dr. Wells, has the ability to control sound waves and has a vendetta against Wells.  Rathaway told Wells that the partial accelerator could explode and harm innocent people. Rathaway’s revelation causes Team Flash to stop trusting Dr. Wells. Dr. Wells needs to earn back the trust of the team but can he do it?

The writers make the audience question the belief if Dr. Wells is The Reverse Flash.  The Reverse Flash runs with yellow streaks emulating from his body.  The Flash has red waves, and Dr. Wells used his speed in this episode.  His waves were red. The Flash writers are doing a hell of a job to cover up Dr. Wells’ interior motive by working with the Flash.  Who is Dr. Wells? Dr. Wells’ backstory was revealed a little bit with Rathaway and it made the episode intriguing.

Roger Howarth as Mason  Candice Patton as Iris West

Roger Howarth as Mason
Candice Patton as Iris West

Iris starting her job at a newspaper was another positive.  Her boss is Eric Larkin, played by Tom Bulter, and her rival colleague is Mason Bridge played by Roger Howarth.  These are two veteran actors might really develop the Iris character.  Honestly, Iris working in the coffee shop didn’t brother my inner fanboy. I didn’t really care about her becoming a reporter. However, I think these two actors and their characters can invest the viewing audience into the storyline of Iris West becoming a Lois Lane type reporter.

Overall, this Flash episode was a good episode. It was enjoyable, action pack, plot details of Harrison Wells is still shrouded in mystery, and have established more a bonding moment between Barry and Detective Joe West.  Flash “The Sound and the Furry” gets a 4/5 from me.