Jessie Robertson reviews the twenty-second episode of The Flash season 4…
The Flash fights back amidst critiques that this season is faltering; tonight’s opening scene is cinematic in scope and in tone and while I feel it’s completely out of character with DeVoe, it’s still a fun piece of tape to watch. DeVoe collects his final bus meta and the team still struggle to find a way to defeat him, or in this case, to save some innocent hostages.
A Diggle cameo? Sure, why not. His aversion to being super-speeded is a great gag that never seems to get old. It was literally a cameo though; Cecile can also inhabit people’s minds if they’re close enough; a side effect of her meta powers. And Harry is really, really forgetful…or doesn’t pay attention. I’m not really sure which it is. But, he gets on Iris’ nerves enough to show her that her feud with Marlize isn’t enough to not seek her out and see if she can help with her rogue husband. This combined with DeVoe’s speech to Barry at the end again warps my perception of what this whole plot was about: the eradication of love?
Is it me or has DeVoe’s accent thickened in recent episodes? Let me actually talk about what I liked here: Caitlin’s increased presence. She hasn’t really gotten much to do this season and it’s been a loss for the show. But, this week she’s been front and center. During Barry’s Flashtime training (which I really didn’t understand at all the dynamics of how this worked) an errant memory of her childhood which when explored by Cisco, is discovered Caitlin’s always been Killer Frost. Mic drop (yes, it’s imaginary, Harry, but go with me.) This is a great thread to explore in the next season and I’m all for it.
To cap it all off, a great speech by Iris to Marlize and the Enlightenment begins in the face of a frustrated Barry….Let’s do this, Flash.