Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Flash - Untouchable

"Untouchable" offers a remnant from the Alchemy storyline, as a Flashpoint meta-human stalks those that hurt him in a reality rewritten by Barry's (Grant Gustin) time jumps. Clive Yorkin is a minor Flash villain to be sure, but his power set of being able to kill with a single touch does allow him to fit into the show fairly well. The fact that Joe (Jesse L. Martin) is one of his targets, Julian (Tom Felton) feels responsible for his existence, and Iris (Candice Patton) is hurt by him, all make the Yorkin's threat personal to the members of the team.

A large chunk of the episode is dedicated to Wally's (Keiynan Lonsdale) training. We get a race between Flash and Kid Flash, and the younger version's struggle to learn how to use his speed to phase through solid matter. His inability to save Iris, combined with watching Barry phase an entire train full of passengers, proves to be the proper motivation to push Wally to learn another important Flash skill. For fans of the 90s television show, the cameo by Alex D├ęsert as one of Yorkin's victims is a nice treat. While the episode is certainly solid, I'm far more interested in next week's return of Jesse (Violett Beane) and the long-overdue introduction of Gorilla City.

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