Catching up on this week’s shows, with the first to air the last to be covered. Or FILO, as they used to say in the olden days of computer lore. Who came in first among our players?
Iris now knows that Barry is the Flash. Thank goodness that dead weight of a plot point is over! Throughout the episode she learns that she’s the only one who was kept in the dark. Well, Captain Singh doesn’t know either, but he doesn’t count since he’s a recurring character and not a regular.
Iris actually handles these reveals with grace. She’s not so much mad as disappointed. Guess what, guys? She’s as smart, strong, and capable as we expected.
He’s only this high on the list because says he wanted to tell Iris of his secret identity, but Joe asked him not to. (Incidentally, she doesn’t think that’s a good excuse.) As for hero status, he saved Joe from Grodd, but Grodd is still out there.
Poor Eddie gets the sympathy vote. Not only is he held captive, Harrison Wells akd Eobard Thawne insults him about his unremarkable life. Chin up, Eddie! Even an “unremarkable” cop is still honorable and worthy! (Sadly, I don’t think my encouragement is going to make a difference.)
4 & 5. Caitlin and Cisco
Caitlin and Cisco help Barry save the (immediate) day and realize they’re a great team even without Wells. Caitlin gets higher billing, though, because she acknowledged Iris’s contribution
Is it really fair to give him bottom half-ranking because he got himself kidnapped by Grodd? Possibly not, but it’s my list so there he stays.
7. Harrison Wells aka Eobard Thawne
What a meanie? He kidnaps Eddie for reasons unknown, refuses to answer Eddie’s questions, boasts of his “superiority,” and even throws away Granda Flo’s (sorry, I don’t remember her name) engagement ring. (With the teal colored box, I thought it came from Tiffany’s.) It almost makes me not want Tom Cavanagh back next season.
A special Bottom of the List spot goes to The Flash‘s CGI team for the terrible rendition of Grodd. What is it about gorillas that make them so difficult to portray realistically? Whether it’s a man in a gorilla suit or computer generated, no one seems to get it right. It’s too bad, because The Flash‘s CGI has been on their A+ game all season. Perhaps that’s the problem. They’ve been so good, we just expected better.