Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Flash - Liberation

Following Barry's (Grant Gustin) realization that there is something wrong with his wife, The Flash turns its attention on the mirror Iris (Candice Patton) and the machinations of Eva McCulloch (Efrat Dor). Despite putting off some serious conspiracy-theorist vibes, Barry is able to enlists others to his cause. However, the mirror version of his wife has one last trick up her sleeve turning the tables on the Flash giving the mirror minions the chance to obtain the final piece of the puzzle to allow the Mirror Master to return to the real world. Events come to a head with the limited-powered Flash getting his butt kicked by the Mirror Master and a bit of a schmaltzy epilogue featuring Iris and Barry separated from each other for the foreseeable future.

While I like Sendhil Ramamurthy, I've never been the biggest fan of Ramsey (especially after his transformation into a monster-of-the-week like Bloodwork). His return, punctuated by the foreshadowing of the character having a larger role to play in subsequent episodes doesn't fill me with confidence. The episode's B-story, which is completely disconnected (and oblivious) to the main story, offers more of Ralph (Hartley Sawyer) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) teaming-up to help a wounded Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker). Left unresolved, it's more of a fragment than a fully fleshed-out plot thread, potentially setting up something larger for the character in the future but seemingly only included here as filler.

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