Season 3/ Episode 6 /The CW
And you say C-City!
The Flash finally picks up some momentum in its 6th episode of the season and delivers EASILY the best episode of the season.
Dad Cop vs Joe Cool:
Wally opens up the episode on his Forest Gump love of running as a speedster game. He wakes up and immediately finds Joe to tell him that he’s been dreaming about finally having powers. They even called him Kid Flash in the dream! But you know Joe wasn’t trying to hear that noise. Joe was in Dad Cop mode.
and Barry seem to be picking up where their relationship left off last week. continues to be the most potent dick, professional Barry hater and all around slime ball as Mr. Malfoy investigates the 6th husk to wash up on shore. Good try Barry, good try.
Barry: BUT you said…..
Meanwhile, Central City’s money don’t stop for nobody. We know this because the writers are so good at showing a guaranteed-to-get-bodied broker leaving his job shouting stocks and finance jargon into his phone. Rabble rabble rabble, he dead. By..a..really dark…shadow!! Now I been crazy patient with these baddies of the week this season, but after Mirror Master, I damn near lost my mind thinking about the landfill levels of trash this week’s villain would turn out to be. Then I remembered the title of this episode. Shade. And the jokes flooded my cranium.
The joke was so low key but such flames. I was weak. After reviewing the hacked C-City surveillance cameras, they figure this dude looks like a shadow and moves the way he does by slowing down his molecules when he attacks. Barry tells the team that they need to handle this cat ASAP because Wally is well on his way to the Dr. Alchemy split personality killer zone.
Movie in the Shady Park
The gang’s all here and Joe is ready to slap HR’s teeth down his throat for intruding on his honey dip date. Did I mention that HR conveniently stumbled across his face swapping device that Earth 19 has invented and are apparently as standard as a #2 pencil. Yea so he here in the park with a non-Wells face talking Cecil’s ear off anddddd just when the movie is bout to pop off Supreme Shady Shitty powers having ass dude appears and begins to wreak havoc in the park. Flash is called up from the minors to handle things while the gang prepares to take out Noob Saibot’s trash cousin. They hop in the van and…wait for it… HIT THE HEADLIGHTS AND DISINTEGRATE HIS SHADOW!! All that is left is a feeble man who easily gets handcuffed. Terrible, terrible depressing villainy.
Knockout Queen ’16
Suspiciously Simultaneously Iris goes to try and ease Wally’s imprisonment, but that can’t really happen when the young brother is literally writhing in pain because of the Dr. Alchemy yelling “THE TIME HAS COME TO SET YOU FREE!”. Out of nowhere, Wally goes full Exorcist psycho from asking to demanding that she let him out. Then Iris goes and lets the kid out!! Now, I’ll admit I thought it was going to be the same ol same ol idiotic Team Flash member get duped into letting the prisoner go, then they escape, but that is not what went down here, OH NO! Our girl goes from Iris West to Iris ‘Hands of Steel’ Ali!!
The team rushes back to check on Wally and Iris and quickly determine that they need to get down with Wally’s plan to lure Dr. Alchemy out using Wally as bait. If they leave him to rot, his seizure like symptoms could cause brain damage, but what if we’re walking into a trap? No time to second guess that shit cuz Joe West brought the Grade A SWAT TEAM in for the protection of his heir!!!
[quote_simple]Sidebar: Julian called out of work, which he never does so of course he’s Alchemy.[/quote_simple]
Late Episode Shockers
The Flash, Joe, Wally and an entire fucking SWAT team roll up to this abandoned underground subway lair. Wally walks into Alchemy standing over 2 kneeling bodies on some Mayan sacrificial shit. He sweet talks Alchemy as A-Boogie does his whole, “Do you want the life that was taken from you?” spiel until Wally calls in the heavy guns. Flash puts the beats on the crew until Alchemy breaks out his crazy blue blaster and puts Flash on his ass. Now it’s Flash’s turn to call in the heavy artillery and Joe comes in with the finger always on the trigger!
As they wrap things up and are about to unmask this Anubis wannabe, Wally goes and picks up the blue blaster stone that Alchemy dropped and BOOM!! Lights only Barry can see flash by and SAVITAR THE SPEED GOD PULLS UP AND BEATS FLASH SILLY LIKE CRAIG DID DEBO.
Our big bad of the season has finally arrived folks! Just in time to put the cherry on top of an amazing episode.
That whole thing with Cisco accusing HR of stealing the power suppressing cuffs was great and only got better when Cisco had to admit he was wrong.
Barry and Iris broke out the piano/violin super soft music when Barry told Iris that without her, there would be no Flash. It was adorbs.
Cisco telling the team that Caitlin has powers was a pretty dick move, but one I felt needed to be made. They broke out the piano/violin music for the apology though. Our boy Cisco dropped one of the most beautiful, powerful and moving speeches to help Caitlin when she was doubting herself and her abilities.
“when it comes to the impossible, we’re the experts.”
Peep that look Caitlin gave Barry when he told her that she never became Killer Frost in the original timeline? #VillainMotivation