Barry's prison sentence comes to an end in a muddled episode of The Flash

While Barry Allen has been languishing behind bars these past several weeks, much of The Flash’s entertainment value has come courtesy of Ralph Dibny. “True Colors” is no exception as it reveals another aspect of Ralph’s stretchabilty, allowing several other actors to take a turn as the character. After meeting with a…

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With The Flash sidelined, the B-team takes center stage in an uneven episode

The best thing about “The Elongated Knight Rises” is the absence of any DeVoe-related activity. I didn’t realize just how much of a drag that arc had become until it basically vanished for a week, give or take a few references in a conversation between Iris and Barry. Instead, this week’s episode is split roughly…

The Flash speeds through the trial of the fastest defendant alive

Well, you’ve got to hand it to Marlize DeVoe. She, at least, understands what a trial — especially a TV trial — is supposed to be. In an episode that races through a story that could have lasted weeks, if not months, she’s the one person who knows the score. She’s the TNT of “The Trial Of The Flash”: she knows drama.

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A musical crossover with Supergirl is the cure for what ails The Flash

“Musicals have the power to make everything better.” That’s what Barry Allen’s mother used to tell him, and while it’s not always the case, it certainly holds true for “Duet,” the long-anticipated musical crossover with Supergirl. After weeks of dour, angst-ridden soap opera, The Flash is fun again thanks to the sort…

Team Flash can’t stop keeping secrets from each other and it’s really getting old

A week or so ago, I happened upon the episode description for “The Wrath Of Savitar” on my cable guide, and my heart sank as I read these fateful words: “which he hides from the team.” The rest of the sentence doesn’t really matter, because those six words encapsulate a weird sort of mental block on the part of the…

The Flash thwarts an underwhelming gorilla invasion in a needlessly downbeat episode

The promised gorilla invasion of Central City plays more like Waiting For Grodd-o for most of tonight’s hour of The Flash. If you thought last week’s visit to Gorilla City didn’t quite live up to expectations, here’s an ape invasion almost completely devoid of simian action until its closing minutes. Instead, we’re…

The Flash cycles through familiar conflicts in an episode that plays like a rerun

Theory: there’s a meta we haven’t met yet, one who has been pulling the strings since the beginning. Let’s call him Memento. His power is the ability to inflict a very specific kind of short-term memory loss on Team Flash. They can still remember the things they’ve done, the villains they’ve battled, the lives they’ve…