Monday, April 10, 2023

The Flash - Partners in Time

"Partners in Time" offers a time-loop episode. Well, sort of. The characters involved in the loop are aware of events, and time does seem to pass, but neither Barry (Grant Gustin), Iris (Candice Patton), nor the inspectors checking on S.T.A.R. Labs can leave the speed lab. There's plenty to nitpick about this episode such as why Barry and Iris remember events from the loop but no one else does (conveniently forgetting Barry is the Flash), the extremely early clue as to which inspector (Diana Bang) was the super-villain from the future, or how a time magnet turns people into random objects from history.

All that said, the main plot is at least somewhat fun which certainly more entertaining than the various subplots involving the all-too-cute relationship drama between Chester (Brandon McKnight) and Allegra (Kayla Compton) who simply can't communicate how much they love each other, or Khione's (Danielle Panabaker) fears over meeting Caitlin's mother for the first time. We also get several references to the early days of Iris' pregnancy which are your typical "mother craves food" low-hanging fruit which certainly didn't strain a muscle for anyone on the writing staff. None of this turns out to be of much interest.

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