If you’re looking for insights into the DC Universe, read no further. No really. Read No Further. Is this Peek-a-Boo character a real DC villain? Don’t know. Obviously, Grodd is important. He was teased in a previous episode, yet I remain as clueless as ever. (Although The Hollywood Reporter did a nice job of filling in some specifics.)
Instead, let’s look at how our regulars stacked up this week. The race for the #1 spot was this><close this week. But… heroes will out.
1. Barry Allen
He saves people. He has movie night with his adopted dad. He has emotional moments with his real dad. He met a girl. He sang! Truthfully, the singing was what vaulted him into the #1 spot. (Now, can Barry and Joe have karaoke night instead of movie night? Please? Pretty please?)
2. Dr. Caitlin Snow
She named this week’s villain, got Barry to sing (even if she couldn’t sing herself), and was such an adorable drunk, I forgot about the vomiting. Wobbly, but able to take off those fab shoes without toppling over, asking for help out of the “evil dress,” telling Barry he deserved to peek at her “goods” for all the saving he’s done. She said all the right things to indicate a healthy libido, but not seductively. I do kind of love her.
3. Henry Allen
Barry got to see his dad without glass between them. The first “chance” meeting was sweet. Then, when Henry was beaten for helping the good guys, Barry spent some quality time with him in the prison hospital. Most importantly, Henry told Barry he doesn’t know who the Flash is. Although he really does.
4. The Promise of Romantic Entanglements!
(It’s not a character, but it deserves mention.) Barry has a date! And Iris seems just a bit jealous. But could there be a chance for Barry and Caitlin? I first felt the chemistry when Caitlin chastised Barry for meeting with Iris as the Flash. The producers may have seen it too, because there appears to be some teasing in that direction. I’m along for the ride, wherever it takes us.
5. The Adults.
Dr. Wells and Joe didn’t have a lot to do this week, other than their jobs.
6. The Non-Adults
Technically, Iris and Eddie are adults legally, but they don’t get special billing like Tom Cavanaugh and Jesse L. Martin. After a promising start to Iris’s new status as more than romantic interest last week, the show backslid this week. And Eddie had only one three-word line, “And we’re late.”
Oh Cisco. From Hero to Zero in two weeks. The more grown-up 2015 Cisco plays more dramatically (and that’s a good thing), but you don’t let your evil super-empowered nemesis out of his cell, no matter what he promises you. Granted, Cisco did have some good fight moves (just not good enough), and he advanced the FIRESTORM plot. Now I’m wondering, will Victor Garber and Robbie Amell be tag-teaming as Firestorm? That would be cool.