Friday, April 16, 2021

The Flash - Growing Pains

When a murder points to the work of Frost (Danielle Panabaker), and gets Caitlin arrested (hey, someone finally noticed they look exactly alike!), Team Flash works to try and clear their friend's name. While evidence allows for Kristen Kramer (Carmen Moore) to make some questionable calls, the episode certainly suggests she has a personal stake in bringing Frost to justice (or somethng more permanent?). The reveal of Chillblaine (Jon Cor) being behind the frame is a bit of a letdown, although the earlier sequence between the bartender and Frost provides one of the funnier scenes of the episode. Frost, although cleared of the murder, will still have to answer for her crimes and in doing so perhaps we'll learn about Kramer's interest in the frosty metahuman.

The other storyline deals with Barry's (Grant Gustin) uncomfortableness dealing with Speed Force who has taken form of Nora Allen (Michelle Harrison) along with a mother's need to protect the Flash. Seven season in and The Flash writers still haven't figured out that dickish Barry Allen doesn't work. You would think by now that they would have figured that out. Thankfully, Barry isn't in full a-hole mode here and the issues between the pair are resolved by the end of the episode as they begin to work on building a new relationship. As for the looming threats of the other forces, those will wait for another day.

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