Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Flash - All Doll'd Up

Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris (Candice Patton) work together on a series of crimes committed by a new meta-human Cisco (Carlos Valdes) names Rag Doll (Troy James and voiced by Phil LaMarr). Although he lacks the dark humor and talkative nature from Gail Simone's Secret Six run, Rag Doll definitely succeeds as one creepy ass villain. The episode also offers a couple of humorous scenes involving Ralph's (Hartley Sawyer) help with the threat once Barry is captured by Rag Doll. (Elongated Man, Elongated Man, does whatever a Spider-Man can.) This leaves the rest of Team Flash to work on other mysteries as Ralph, "Sherloque" Wells (Tom Cavanagh), and Cisco all help in Caitlin's (Danielle Panabaker) search for answers about her missing father. The B-story also provides a chance for Caitlin to help Cisco rediscover his use to the team now that his powers have been fried by Cicada (Chris Klein).

"All Doll'd Up" also finally brings an end to the family drama between Iris and Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) and Allen's future daughter finally begins to look at a mother for who she is now and not the woman she evolved into in the future. In an episode with several small character moments between Cisco and Caitlin, Cecille (Danielle Nicolet) and Nora, and Iris and Nora, there's still quite a bit of action and heroics (including one hell of a leap of faith by Iris to save the man she loves).

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