Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Flash - Enter Flashtime

"Enter Flashtime" is one of the series' more interersting set-ups. While Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team manage to step in and help round up a group of terroists stealing an A.R.G.U.S. experimental fission weapon they are not fast enough to prevent them from activating it. Moving at super-speed with the rest of the world stuck in the moment of explosion, Barry struggles to come up with a solution to save the city from the equivalent of a nuclear blast. Pulling others into his "Flashtime" our hero races to find a solution before time runs out for the rest of Central City. Fortunately for our hero he has the help of a couple of speedsters from other Earths in and Jay (John Wesley Shipp) and Jesse (Violett Beane) to lean on. Unfortunately, the heroes disagree on Harry's (Tom Cavanagh) plan to send the bomb into the Speed Force and the other attempts they make all end in failure.

Stuck in-between seconds, but only for so long, "Enter Flashtime" not only shows us how Barry sees the world when he's moving fast but allows various characters he brings along with him to experience it as well. The fact that this ability isn't something Jay or Jesse can do, and is another effect of his extended stay within the Speed Force, is another interesting nugget for us to digest. After saving the day, using the Speed Force rather than throwing the explosion into it, the episode ends with a nice father-daughter moment between Harry and Jesse that fits in very nicely to the groundwork laid early in the season with one of Harry's inventions. As for the epilogue, the season continues to tease us with another appearance by Jessica Parker Kennedy while keeping our heroes, along with the audience, in the dark about who she is and what she wants.

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