The Flash 3.11 “Dead or Alive” Top 5

Jessica Camacho as Gypsy and Tom Cavanagh as H.R. Wells - The CW

It seems H.R. Wells has gotten himself into a bit of a pickle, and the only one who can save him is… Cisco (Carlos Valdes)? Yes, that’s right, our valiant Vibe tests his powers against Gypsy, another dimension-warper, in this week’s episode, “Dead or Alive”. Here’s my Top 5: #5: Iris West, Investigative Reporter While all in all, Iris (Candice Patton) is taking the news of her impending murder in stride, it seems she’s bothered by something besides just dying. She wants to leave a lasting mark on journalism. Not…

Legends of Tomorrow 2.08 “The Chicago Way” Top 5

Nick Zano as Nate Heywood and Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer - The CW

Welcome, loyal readers, to your weekly Top 5 run-down for Legends of Tomorrow. I’m pinch-hitting for Brianna this week, but she’ll be back after the winter hiatus. Fresh off of saving the world from aliens last week, the Legends return to chasing Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) and Eobard Thawne (Matt Letscher) through time this week, heading to prohibition-era Chicago and tangling with Al Capone. Let’s get right into it, shall we? #5: The Legion of Doom Smart recruiting on Thawne and Darhk’s part, getting Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) to join…

The Flash 3.02 “Paradox” Top 5

Tom Felton as Julian Albert, Jesse L. Martin as Joe West, and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen - The CW

So Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) has “reset” the timeline from Flashpoint, but some little things (and some big things) are different. How different? Let’s dig right in to episode 3.02, “Paradox”:       #5: It’s the Little Things… At first, it seems like it’s just a few little things that have changed around Central City when Barry returns. After all, they beat Zoom and closed the rift, right? So what’s different? First of all, Barry and Iris (Candice Patton) have taken a small step back – not a huge…

The Flash 3.01 “Flashpoint” Top 5

Grant Gustin as The Flash and Keiynan Lonsdale as Kid Flash - The CW

It’s been a long off-season waiting for “Flashpoint,” hasn’t it, speedsters? Before we dive into the episode, let’s briefly review last season: In defeating Eobard Thawne (Matt Letscher), the Reverse Flash, at the end of season 1, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) accidentally opened a breach into Earth-2, a parallel dimension. This unleashed a new enemy, Zoom, from that world, who wanted to steal his speed. He also made some new allies, including that universe’s Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh), and its Flash, Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears). As he battled Zoom and…

The Flash 2.23 “The Race of His Life” Top 5

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Here we are, Flash fans, the end of Season 2! It’s been a long, strange trip, with other dimensions, alternate versions of all our beloved characters, another wolf in sheep’s clothing, trips to the past, a sojourn inside the Speed Force, and more. It’s all led to this point – Barry’s (Grant Gustin) final showdown with Zoom (Teddy Sears). Was it a satisfying ending? Read on to get my thoughts. Here’s my Top 5 for episode 2.23, “The Race of His Life”: #5: Time Remnants When we first encountered the…

The Flash 2.17 “Flash Back” Top 5

Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells / Eobard Thawne and Grant Gustin as The Flash (The CW)

Hey, everyone! Double Flash this week! Did you catch Amelia’s Top 5 of Monday’s Supergirl, where our beloved Scarlet Speedster guest-starred? If not, go check it out. I’ll add some thoughts to the end of this Top 5 review of Barry’s home show. In the meantime, let’s talk about my 5 points of interest for episode 2.17, “Flash Back”. Desperate to find a way to get fast enough to get back to Earth-2 and defeat Zoom, whom he now (mistakenly) believes to be his trusted friend Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears),…

The Flash 2.11 “The Reverse-Flash Returns” Top 5

Hey, fellow lightning riders, welcome to our weekly review of The Flash for episode 2.11, “The Reverse-Flash Returns”! As you can probably tell from the title, we are taking a quick Zoom break to focus on the other major villain in Barry Allen’s life, Eobard Thawne (Matt Letscher), aka The Reverse Flash! But wait, didn’t he get erased from existence, in a way that made no sense, back in our Season 1 finale? Why yes, dear reader, he did, and yet we saw him return at the end of last…