Holy cow! Was that the season ending? It sure felt like it! At least we’ll have to wait only one week and not four months to see how things are resolved. Thank goodness for small favors.
How did our beloved cast of characters fare during this jam-packed week of mega-action?
When we heard Wells’s voice-over in last week’s previews saying “You’re like a son to me,” did anyone else think he was talking to Barry? I certainly did, but it was actually Cisco. Aw. It’s great Cisco’s been getting some well-deserved love and respect. But the moment Wells revealed himself, you knew Cisco would be a goner, right? (Incidentally, I checked IMDB to see how many episodes Carlos Valdes was credited for.)
I was all ready to give the #1 spot to Joe this week, then Wells had to go and… you know. Joe was the main target of this week’s villain, and he valiantly stepped into the hero’s spotlight, defying warnings, protecting loved ones, standing up for gay rights, and whatnot.
Man, can Jesse L. Martin bring on the pain or what? That last scene with Joe all battered, bloody, and broken made me squirm mightily.
3. Captain Singh
He saved Joe’s life! At great risk to his own. This show does a great job of defining the lesser characters in quick, blink-of-an-eye moments. (At least if you’re male, that is.)
Eddie’s a prime example of being defined as more than just a love interest for Iris/foil for Barry. He’s also an honest cop and caring partner. I loved how he defiantly refused to leave Joe alone. Not to mention calling Iris on her flirt-with-Barry crap.
5. Rob, Captain Shingh’s weepy fiance
He says Captain Singh thinks highly of Barry. Aw. He can return anytime.
(Isn’t it funny how absurdly progressive
Central City Hollywood is? One second it’s “Family only,” next it’s “Oh sure, you can see your gay fiance, nor problemo,” without the blink of an eye. The definition of family, particularly with respect to medical concerns, is a huge reason behind gay rights, and look how easily The Flash just glided over it. Ah, Utopia.)
5. Harrison Wells
Aha! The Big Reveal! It’s times like these when not being a comic book buff can be a hindrance. Fortunately, someone on The Flash forum at Previously.tv informed me Eobard Thawne is from the 25th century. It makes me wonder if I’m providing any value-added to The Flash review universe. (I’ll take a cue from the writing staff on Starz’s Outlander. Some are old friends with the Outlander books, some are newbies. So perhaps there is a place for the uninitiated.)
6. Caitlin Snow
Man, she’s a terrible liar! (That’s a good thing, of course.)
7. Barry and Iris
Does anyone else see a distinct lack of chemistry between these two? Both Grant Gustin and Candice Patton are engaging actors playing very likable characters, but that kiss just fell flat.