Tuesday, December 7, 2021

The Flash - Armageddon, Part 3

While Flash (Grant Gustin) attempts to avoid the future by having guest-star Black Lightning (Cress Williams) remove his speed powers, the rest of Team Flash fractures as Iris (Candice Patton) begins following the assumption that her husband is right and someone has been messing with them since the beginning. Believing in himself once more, and retreating to the future for answers to avoid Despero's (Tony Curran) latest attack, the Flash comes face-to-face with an altered timeline and the man responsible.

The Flash / Black Lightning stuff works well enough, but do we really believe there's a way to "permanently" disconnect Barry from the Speed Force (hell, the guy created his own not that long ago)? The reveal of Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanagh) is the obvious choice for the arc's villain as the foe who has the know-how and power to destroy the Flash's legacy. The final two episodes give the Flash someone concrete to fight rather than just the illusion of madness. Once more it's the Flash versus the Reverse-Flash.

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