Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The Flash - All's Wells That Ends Wells

The first episode of The Flash's Seventh Season picks up the unfinished threads of last year's truncated season with an hour filled with enough plot for three episodes and wild tonal shifts. Most notably, the episode features the breakthrough necessary to power the artificial Speed Force and restore Barry's (Grant Gustin) disappearing speed. However, there's a catch as Nash (Tom Cavanagh) connection to the Multiverse turns out to be the only possible fuel, meaning The Flash has found yet another way for Tom Cavanagh to die. It's sad to see Cavanagh exit again, although there still is one version of the character out there looking to tangle with the Flash (but Reverse-Flash doesn't factor into this episode at all). Before exiting stage left, again, the episode includes a goofy sequence with the various versions of Wells stored temporarily within Barry's body which is best forgotten as soon as possible.

Elsewhere, Eva McCulloch (Efrat Dor) continues to take on Black Hole while making a disturbing discovery about who, and what, she is which makes her reconsider some of her recent actions. Iris (Candice Patton) remains trapped in the Mirrorverse, a prisoner of Eva, although she may have discovered a way to at least make a call for help. And the captured Top (Ashley Rickards), who loses Sam (Eric Nenninger) - revealed only to be a mirror version of the original Mirror Master, unintentionally unlocks a new level of power for Cecile (Danielle Nicolet) when her lawyer pumps her for information. As to whether this sets up a larger role for Cecile with Team Flash or opens the door for a possible dark turn, only time will tell.

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