Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Flash - Crisis on Earth-X, Part 3

Things are looking pretty bleak for our heroes at the beginning of "Part 3" (and aren't a whole hell of a lot better by the end). Most of our leads are captured and imprisoned on Earth-X, the Reverse-Flash (Tom Cavanagh) is preparing to carve out Supergirl's (Melissa Benoist) heart, and Cisco (Carlos Valdes), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), and the Arrow B-team are trapped in the particle accelerator. Enter Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller). Well, a new version at least (complete with his comic book trademark glasses the previous Earth-One Cold was too cool to wear). We also get a new hero in the Ray (Russell Tovey), a grizzled General Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan), and a last-ditch plan for our heroes to make it back to their Earth before it is too late.

The action is heavy on both Earths, but of the four episodes this was the weakest to me in terms of story but does have some stand-out moments including Ray and the Flash fighting Tornado, and the crossover's only major casualty. After being rescued by Cold and the resistance, our heroes only need to fight through a never-ending wave of Nazis and the Red Tornado to get to the gateway which can send them home. While the body count continues to rise, our heroes are no closer to getting home as the episode comes to a close. Despite Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Iris (Candice Patton) managing to temporarily halt Kara's unscheduled surgery, things continue to look bleak for our girl heading into the final episode as well. As for the rest of the Legends, they're still no-shows (although we do get a glimpse of the Earth-X version of the Waverider).

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