The Flash (Out of Time) Review Spoilers

Detective Joe West coming face to face with Mark Mardon/Weather Wizard

Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin) coming face to face with Mark Mardon/Weather Wizard (Liam McIntyre)

Time Travel Say What!

The Flash “Out of Time” should have ended with the Huey Lewis and the News song “Back in Time”.  The episode was a great setup episode for the remaining 8 or 9 episodes for the season. The Flash hasn’t only been a successful in entertaining the core fan base but really successful with word of mouth buzz from non comic book fans in general.  The internet will absolutely love the ending of the episode because Barry does break the time barrier.  That’s not even the icing on the cake because the audience learns about Dr. Wells identity and his true intentions.

Detective Joe West was pursuing Mark Mardon and his brother on the night the Particle Accelerator exploded.  The brother shows up in the first episode and Detective West shoots him. West assumes his brother died in the plane explosion caused the Particle Accelerator. Mark Mardon shows back up and seeks revenge on Joe. His plan is destroy everything that Joe loves which includes Central City, Barry Allen, and Iris, his daughter. Cisco finally comes face to face with the Reverse Flash and pays for it dearly. Linda and Eddie have issues between the way Iris and Barry act with each other.

Malese Jow as Linda Park and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen share a moment at the bowling alley together

Malese Jow as Linda Park and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen share a moment at the bowling alley together

Before the Time Travel spoiler talk about Dr. Wells, the relationship between Iris and Eddie and Linda and Barry was a predominantly featured in this episode.  The two couples are hitting potholes in the road. Personality, Barry and Linda have great chemistry together as two characters possibly in love really and it makes the episodes much more enjoyable. However, the elephant in the room is The Flash has a 70 year comic book character with a large baggage of history. Barry and Iris get marry in the comics.  Barry’s relationship with Linda is storyline filler. However, Iris at the end of the episodes finds out who Barry is and that he loves her.  The kicker is that she won’t remember because Barry breaks the time barrier.

This is a screenshot taken from the TV trailer. Cisco learns all about Dr. Wells.

This is a screenshot taken from the TV trailer. Cisco learns all about Dr. Wells

Barry breaks the time barrier at the end of the episode and travels to a few days before Weather Wizard can destroy the city. This confirms that Dr. Harrison Wells is a criminal from the 25th century called Eobard Thawne. He is the Reverse Flash and has the ability to create mirror images of himself. He reveals that he needs to use Barry’s powers to return to his century. He did kill Nora Allen but was trying to kill Barry. He kills Cisco and Caitlyn Snows knows about his secret too. He doesn’t kill Caitlyn because Barry travels back in time. Barry can alternate the timeline by traveling back in the past. Cisco isn’t going to die because he does show up in Arrow promo. My opinion is that Eddie and Doctor Wells are the same person. The time aspect has always been hinted at and glad they finally got to it.

Overall, The Flash “Out of Time” was a great episode. Every character had a purpose and no one was wasted. Doctor Wells kills Cisco for the moment and reveals himself to be the Reverse Flash. Barry travels back in time.  This episode gets a 4.5 for introducing the time travel power in a clever way.   It was a really fun episode too.

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The Flash (The Man in the Yellow Suit) review

hello reverse flash

hello reverse flash

Dr. Wells really?!

Tonight, The Flash introduced the man in the yellow suit. The man in the yellow suit is called the Reserve Flash or Professor Zoom.  The Reverse Flash is the Flash’s arch nemesis and killed Barry’s mother, Nora Allen. Tonight, on the Flash, we learned that Reverse Flash is Dr. Wells. “Or is he?”

It is Christmas time, and Barry Allen is upset about Iris and Eddie. The Man in the Yellow Suit comes back to town for a tachyon device. Tachyons on a theoretical molecule that can travel through space and time in science fiction. Barry tries to beat the Reserve Flash but gets epically beaten to a pulp. Dr. Wells and Detective West devise a trap to capture the Man in the Yellow Suit. Can Barry stop the Reverse Flash or will he fail and get killed?

A force field cant hold him

A force field cant hold him

Before talking about the revelation of Dr. Wells being the Reverse Flash, the writers should get brownie points on having Barry Allen grow some balls and telling Iris about his feelings for her. That’s a positive mention along with the special effects because they were awesome. I believe that Dr. Wells isn’t the Reverse Flash. He knows who he is and where he is. I think it is Eddie Thawne from the future. The Flash can time travel and it is one of the biggest predicaments about writing continuity and mystery for this show. The Flash cannot break the time barrier yet but he will. The Reverse Flash has a vicious nature with his taunts of Barry Allen which made me get cheerful inside.  Honestly, I can’t wait to see how they use the Reverse Flash in future episodes of the show.

Robbie Amell, Stephen Amell’s brother, was introduced as Ronnie Raymond a few weeks ago. He appeared again with showing his fire capabilities last week. He comes to save the day. He burns the Reverse Flash which causes the villain to flee. His appearance is scruffy looking and it is visually appeasing to see him turn into the Human Torch AKA Firestorm in the DC comics. I really hope they use the character more because he is super cool.

Overall, the Flash episode “Man in the Yellow Suit” was great. It is a fun episode and my mom despises Eddie now. I don’t like him either as a person but as a character he is a big dick. I give the episode a 4.5/5.

The Flash is Born (review)

Greg Finely as Tony Woodard/Girder

Greg Finely as Tony Woodard/Girder

Supersonic Punch Time!

The Flash can do almost anything. He can break the sound barrier, defy gravity, time travel, and along with other abilities. The Flash is not only a superhero that can defy physics and scientific theory but is a human with a trouble past. Tonight’s Flash episode introduced someone from his trouble past.  A bully named Tony Woodard comes back to torment the Flash.

Tony Woodard used to torment Barry Allen in school. Tony can now transform his whole body into metal. The Flash attempts to stop Tony but breaks his hand during his punch. Barry Allen and his Star Lab team discover that Barry would have to punch Tony at the speed of the sound barrier to defeat the meta human.  Detective Joe West asks Dr. Wells for help with the investigation of Nora Allen’s death.  However, Joe is derailed with a threat from the Reverse Flash.

the-flash-season-1-episode-6-synopsis

This Flash episode was pretty entertaining. The special effects were good and the interaction of Eddie and Barry being friendly was a good plot point. It help rekindle Barry and Iris’s friendship. However, there is a mystery that needs addressing. Is Dr. Wells the Reverse Flash?

Reverse Flash in the comics is the Flash’s arch nemesis. They have identical powers but the Flash is pure of heart while the Reverse Flash is filled with jealously towards the Flash. Dr. Wells in the pilot or second episode had a moment when he seemed to move the speed of lightening. However, I don’t think he is the ultimate bad guy but I think he is working with future Eddie Thawne to distract the Flash from a larger plan. I have no idea who is the central baddie for this season but I believe that we will find out probably in January.  The ending of this episode has made my head spin in theory but at least the writers are keeping the audience intrigued.

The Flash is Born gets a 4/5.