Just a few thoughts on The Flash‘s season finale:
A New Voice-Over
The words were mostly the same. “My name is Barry Allen, and I’m the fastest man alive.” But this one was more emotional. I hope they keep this one or record a new one for the second season. Because the one they’ve used throughout this season has been terrible. It’s stilted and too loud, like Grant Gustin was trying to be heard over the din of Central City.
So. Much. Angst.
Good grief. Even I, the world’s sappiest sap, got tired of all the father/son melodrama. We get it. Joe is like a father to Barry. Barry is like a son to Joe. One scene would have been enough (but even that would have been too much for some), but how many did we have? Three? Four?
I always keep a wedding dress at work, just in case.
Caitlin wore a wedding dress to her impromptu wedding, while every one else—including the groom—wore their street clothes.
Where were the Legends of Tomorrow guys?
IMDB said we’d have Ray Palmer, Captain Cold, and some other Legends of Tomorrow guys in the episode. Well, Cold showed up at the end, and Eobard Thawne did mention Rip Hunter. But I would have preferred seeing Arthur Darvill on my screen. (Hmm. The cast for this episode at IMDB now has no mention of the Legends of Tomorrow guys. But they were still listed there as late as last night.)
So, the whole episode was for naught?
The bulk of the episode was Barry deciding if he should go back in time to save his mother. Joe said yes, Henry Allen said no. Then Joe said no. In the end, Barry went back. But his future self told him not to save her? Did I interpret that correctly? So basically, nothing changed.
RIP Eddie Thawne
You had a couple moments of brilliance, but by and large, you were pretty dull. Still, thank you for saving the entire cast of The Flash from being murdered.
Well, there is that anomaly/black hole above Central City. Will Barry be able to close it, succeed in stopping it, or will it suck the entire earth through its vortex? Stay tuned!