The Flash Season 5 Episode 7: Oh Come, All Ye Thankful – Review

Welcome Crunchers! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Team Flash is back to save the day! Do they though? Let’s Crunch this!

*Warning, vent moment* I have a really hard time with how they have The Flash encounters enemies sometimes. For example, he can be ten feet from someone, run across the city and come back to that person before they even know what has happened and yet he somehow isn’t fast enough to slap some cuffs on them real fast before they finish having a long dialogue and they can just take off much slower than The Flash can run in order to escape. This type of thing has happened a lot throughout the series, but I think that this episode has the worst example of ridiculous encounters like that yet.

Now that I got that out of the way. Let’s talk about Nora. That is one girl that needs to figure her stuff out. She can’t decide whether she hates or loves either her mom or even her dad for that matter. She seems like she is always crying about something and I don’t mean that figuratively. So much of this season is focused on her being hyper emotional and letting out all of the drama from her pent-up issues with her parents. It’s time to move on.

The redeeming “Grace” of the episode is that we get to see some more of Cicada. He unfortunately doesn’t get to interact with Team Flash, but we do get to see a little bit about how he became Cicada. I can’t say enough good things about his character. I really hope that the show can start doing the villain justice.

The minion this week had some cool powers, but like I said should have been defeated easily multiple times. She could be a good situational enemy if she were used correctly and teamed up with another villain, but with Cicada being such a meta hater, I doubt that he will be teaming up with any of them.

This was definitely an off week for The Flash. Despite getting to learn more about Cicada, the rest of the episode was just too ridiculous. If someone out there has a cut of only the Cicada scenes, I would just watch that!

2 Out of 5 Couch Cushions and a Throw Pillow


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