(This post is dark and full of spoilers)
What an amazing episode of the Flash that was. This season has began with high form, I’m really enjoying it.
Lets go through a few of the best moments from the episode.
Barry goes to Felicity for help:
After realising that more has changed than he thought, Barry runs to Star City to see if everything is okay there. He meets Felicity and tells her about everything, from Iris and Joe not talking, to Cisco hating Barry and then he finds out that Diggle’s baby has changed gender(okaaaaayyyyyy). I’ve always loved these little crossover moments because it ties everything together; also the on screen chemistry between Felicity and Barry is great, they work well together.
The new ‘roomy’ Julian Albert:
Another change in this timeline is that Barry is now sharing his lab with a guy called Julian Albert who is being played by Tom Felton, better known as Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter universe. He played it amazingly and his character is very funny in the most brutal of ways. Over the course of the episode we see that Julian really doesn’t like Barry and that’s because he doesn’t trust him, he doesn’t believe Barry’s ‘good guy’ act. He’ll either learn that Barry is The Flash and then join the team or he’ll end up helping the big bad….speaking of…..
Meet Dr. Alchemy:
I don’t know too much about Dr. Alchemy to be honest, he’s fairly new to me and he seems quite badass. He shows Edward Clariss he’s other timeline and then is able to shape him in to The Rival in this timeline. I don’t know how he did it but he just gave someone the speed force? whaaaaaaaat? His plan is to prepare the earth by giving the people powers specific to the ones they had in Barry’s Flashpoint timeline. He’s a very different villain to what we have seen before on the Flash and i’m very excited to see where it goes. (Is it too obvious to think that Julian Albert is Dr. Alchemy? hmmmm)
Other moments I did or didn’t enjoy:
- I loved seeing Cisco use his powers in a way we haven’t really seen before. He seems quite relaxed with them.
- Caitlyn is ‘Killer Frost’ in this timeline. Barry thinks she hasn’t changed but she has, completely. That’s going to be quite fun.
- Barry deciding not to tell Wally that he will probably be given speed force powers is a big mistake. Just tell him Barry! Don’t be a d*ck.
Overall, this episode was just like pudding and everybody loves pudding!
Episode rating: 9/10
Thanks for reading guys,