Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Flash - Gone Rogue

Turns out even suped-up on negative Speed Force energy, Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) still struggles to fit into the villain mold. Having returned from the future, but hiding from her family, Nora enlists the help of villains to acquire a piece of cutting-edge technology that could finally stop Cicada (Sarah Carter). For her recruits she chooses Rag Doll (Troy James), Brie Larvan (Emily Kinney), and the Weather Witch (Reina Hardesty). While Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris (Candice Patton) continue to struggle to come to a consensus about what to do with their daughter, Nora uses her knowledge of Star Labs to abduct a couple of hostages to help put her plans in motion.

Cisco's (Carlos Valdes) joy at seeing the crew Nora has assembled sums up the fun of the episode. While it catches Nora off-guard, the betrayal of the Rogues was easy to see coming. Although he doesn't necessarily fit in with the evil femme force, Rag Doll's inclusion makes sense from a plot perspective as his unusual gifts help get Nora and the others into the vault. Along with using the character she created, "Gone Rogue" also adds a second nod to Gail Simone by naming the architecture firm Nora robs to get her hands on the plans after the comic writer. Barry's decision to finally trust his daughter, despite his concerns about the Reverse-Flash (Tom Cavanagh), brings the episode home. However, another shoe drops as Cicada's plan to weaponize one of Cisco's early failed meta-human cures is revealed.

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