The Flash 3.11 “Dead or Alive” Top 5

The Flash 3.11 “Dead or Alive” Top 5

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…

The Flash 3.05 “Monster” Top 5

The Flash 3.05 “Monster” Top 5

Hello, hello, speedsters! As we start to ramp up into the season, the team is adjusting to the “new” Wells, Caitlyn has an identity crisis and reaches out to her mother, and The Flash battles Godzilla (sort of)! Let’s take a look at my Top 5 for episode 3.05, “Monster:” #5: Julian is Draco Malfoy! I guess the writers didn’t want to work real hard on developing a gripping backstory for Julian Albert (Tom Felton), so they just borrowed the one from his most famous character, Draco Malfoy in the…

The Flash 3.04 “The New Rogues” Top 5

The Flash 3.04 “The New Rogues” Top 5

Things are starting to settle down on The Flash this week – no crazy timeline paradoxes, for once! But we have a new bad guy in town – another old comics favorite, but with a twist! Let’s take a look at my Top 5 for episode 3.04, “The New Rogues”: #5: Ugh, CW Relationship Drama While this was a strong episode over all, the sub-plot of Barry (Grant Gustin) being unwilling to kiss Iris (Candice Patton) in front of Joe (Jesse L. Martin) was just annoying. First of all, the…

The Flash 3.03 “Magenta” Top 5

The Flash 3.03 “Magenta” Top 5

The fallout from Flashpoint continues this week as Barry (Grant Gustin) faces another re-awakened villain in Magenta (Joey King); but first, Barry and Iris (Candice Patton) go on their first date, and a couple of familiar faces return! Let’s take a look at my Top 5 items from The Flash episode 3.03, “Magenta”: #5: Finally, a Time-travel Conundrum That Makes Sense I posed this question at the end of last week’s Top 5: when Harrison (Tom Cavanagh) and Jesse Wells (Violett Beane) returned from Earth-2, which version of Earth-1 would…

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

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

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 2.20 “Rupture” Top 5

The Flash 2.20 “Rupture” Top 5

Zoom (Teddy Sears, Tony Todd for voice work) has turned his attention back to Earth-1, intent on conquering and controlling Barry’s (Grant Gustin) world in addition to his own. Barry and the team seem to be powerless to stop him, but Wells (Tom Cavanagh) has a plan. Will it work, and will Barry even be willing to try? Let’s take a look at my Top 5 for The Flash episode 2.20, “Rupture” (caution: there be spoilers within…): #5: Rupture When Cisco (Carlos Valdes) had his adventure on Earth-2, he met…

The Flash 2.17 “Flash Back” Top 5

The Flash 2.17 “Flash Back” Top 5

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 2.14 “Escape from Earth-2” Top 5

The Flash 2.14 “Escape from Earth-2” Top 5

Seriously late, this time, everyone. I hope you’ll forgive me! Let’s dive right in to our look at The Flash 2.14, “Escape from Earth-2”! When we left the story last week, Earth-1’s Barry (Grant Gustin), was captured by Zoom on Earth-2 and imprisoned along with Jesse Wells (Violett Beane) and a mysterious man in an iron mask. Back on Earth-1, Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears) and Caitlyn Snow (Danielle Panabaker) were working to perfect a formula that would give Jay his speed back so he could battle Geomancer (Adam Stafford) and…

The Flash 2.13 “Welcome to Earth-2” Top 5

The Flash 2.13 “Welcome to Earth-2” Top 5

Welcome, Flash fans! This was an exciting week in the ongoing saga of our favorite speedster. Upholding his promise to Earth-2’s Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh), Barry (Grant Gustin) travels with him and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) through the speed cannon across the dimensional rift to Wells’ home dimension, Earth-2, to try and save Wells’ daughter Jesse. Let’s dive right in to my 5 favorite things about this episode, which is by far the best of the season to date. #5: The Retro-futuristic Look of Earth-2 In past episodes, we’d gotten glimpses…

The Flash 2.12 “Fast Lane” Top 5

The Flash 2.12 “Fast Lane” Top 5

Hey there, all! I’m a bit late (just like Barry) in getting this posted, but here is my weekly review of The Flash, episode 2.12, “Fast Lane!” Barry has another BGOTW this week, Tar Pit, but the real story is the threat from within the team, as Earth-2’s Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) begins to execute his plan to steal The Flash’s speed for Zoom. Here are my 5 favorite things from this week’s episode: #5: We Finally Get to Know a Little About Wally West Wally’s (Keiynan Lonsdale) defenses are…

The Flash 2.10 “Potential Energy” Top 5

The Flash 2.10 “Potential Energy” Top 5

Welcome back from our 4-week hiatus, Flash fans! It’s nice to be back. With the new year, you may have noticed we’re trying a new format for reviews. So, without further ado, here are my 5 favorite things about The Flash episode 2.10, “Potential Energy”: #5: The Flash is Back! It was a long break, wasn’t it, especially after the triple-team of villains from “Running to Stand Still”, and that cliff-hanger of Wells agreeing to help Zoom steal Barry’s power? Of course, that set up the whole sub-plot of the…

The Flash 2.09 “Running to Stand Still” Review

The Flash 2.09 “Running to Stand Still” Review

Hey there, Flash fans! It’s Christmastime in Central City, so grab some egg nog, pause the Yule Log video, and curl up in front of your TV for this episode, “Running to Stand Still”! The episode opens with Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) running from Zoom within the halls of S.T.A.R. Labs. Unable to get away, he looks about to be killed, but Zoom just says “Merry Christmas” as we cut to the opening title card. Next we see Mark Mardon (Liam McIntyre), aka the Weather Wizard, breaking into Iron Heights…

The Flash 2.08 “Legends of Today” Review

The Flash 2.08 “Legends of Today” Review

Welcome back, Flash fans! Did everyone get plenty of turkey and stuffing eaten during our Thanksgiving hiatus? Glad to hear it! This episode is the first of a two-part crossover with Arrow, and most of the action actually takes place in Oliver Queen’s stomping grounds of Star City. How do we end up there? I’m glad you asked! When a boat captain brings ashore a stowaway, the mysterious stranger quickly kills him, a cop, and three longshoremen with magic, faster-than-human reflexes, and a flint knife. Soon, the mystery man (Casper…

The Flash 2.07 “Gorilla Warfare” Review

The Flash 2.07 “Gorilla Warfare” Review

Welcome to your weekly Flashback, fellow lightning-riders! After the events of last week’s episode, “Enter Zoom”, the Fastest Man Alive is in a little less than top form. In fact, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is barely walking, recovering from a broken back at the hands of Zoom, who paraded his nearly lifeless body in front of the whole city to showcase his humiliation. While Barry’s spine is healing quickly, his confidence (and his ego) are coming along at a more stately pace. When Joe (Jesse L. Williams) and Iris (Candice…

The Flash 2.06 – “Enter Zoom” Review

The Flash 2.06 – “Enter Zoom” Review

Welcome to this week’s Flashback, for Season 2, Episode 6, “Enter Zoom”! As promised by the title, we finally got a real, close look at this season’s Big Bad, and boy, was it ugly. (The fight between Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Zoom, I mean, although Zoom is pretty gnarly looking, too.) Having captured Earth-2 villain Dr. Light (Malese Jow) in last week’s episode, “The Darkness and the Light”, Barry attempts to persuade her to help him lure Zoom to Earth-1. She grudgingly agrees, and even tells Barry how she…

The Flash 2.05 – “The Darkness and the Light” Review

The Flash 2.05 – “The Darkness and the Light” Review

Welcome back, lightning-riders! Many thanks to Amelia for covering last week’s “Flashback” while I was on vacation. This week we look at Season 2, Episode 5, “The Darkness and the Light.” At the end of last week’s episode, “The Fury of Firestom,” Barry (Grant Gustin) encountered Earth-2’s Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) after the latter helped him take down King Shark from Earth-2. This week opens with a flashback to Earth-2 before the dimensional rift was opened, as Dr. Wells holds a press conference to show off his new meta-detecting watch….