I write, therefore you read… Hopefully! Welcome back Crunchers, for another fun filled Flash review! Our Scarlet Speedster, his team of awesomeness, and Iris are back at it again! As is Gypsy! Yay! Cisco has some major decisions to make this episode, and it causes a lot of drama. However, it’s actually more legitimate reason for actually having drama, than is often in the show. Cisco and Gypsy’s future is on the line!
We get to know DeVoe and his wife Marlize, a lot better in this episode. Their intentions and history are better understood. Needless to say, DeVoe is a major douche. That being said, he’s the bad guy and it makes him all the more compelling. The guy is totally backwards and learning about his warped plan is pretty interesting.
Marlize’s confliction, and involvement in DeVoe’s plan becomes much clearer as well. She is becoming a much more integral part of the overall story arch. Her interest in DeVoe in the first place, and her desire to stay with him this long, is still a complete mystery to me, but seeing more of her history and character’s growth is one of the better aspects of the episode.
The episode further shows how powerful DeVoe is. He seems unbeatable, and it looks like Team Flash is going to really have to come up with something amazing to bring him down. It does a good job of creating a lot of anticipation for upcoming episodes.
This was really a great episode. It had some good action, answered a lot of questions that had generated throughout the season, had some really well acted scenes, and left me as a viewer wanting more. It did a decent job of inciting emotional responses from the audience. I for one, was very saddened this week. However, we will talk about that more at another time.
It did leave some unanswered questions as well. There is a mystery woman at the end of the episode that we have seen before. She seems to be from the future and to me seems to be a descendent of Barry and Iris, but we don’t know for sure how she ties into things. My guess is that her identity will be revealed at the end of the season, possibly after DeVoe is defeated, and she will bring in something to the show that will set up season 5. Let us know what you think in the comments below!
This episode was definitely worth the watch Crunchers! Go check it out!
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