This week’s episode of The Flash episode had its flashes of some enjoyable moments but was overall disappointing.
The Flash kicks off with Barry telling team Flash that he and Iris are going on a vacation for the day, so the rest of the team is in charge. Killer Frost/Caitlin quickly says she has things to do that day as well, leaving the fate of the city in the hands of Allegra and Chester. Ultraviolet is back in Central City and Allegra knows she must go find her and stop her cousin. Allegra meets Chester at Jitters to tell him that her cousin is back in the city. While she is telling him Ultraviolet attacks them. Ultraviolet is just about to defeat Allegra before Sue drops in and saves Allegra. Ultraviolet is able to escape. Sue explains how she is there to catch Ultraviolet.
Sue, Allegra, and Chester quickly figure out where Ultraviolet will attack next which happens to be a clinic. When they show up Ultraviolet is leaving with a doctor as a hostage. They are able to capture Ultraviolet only to be told that the doctor (named Dr. Olsen) who they let get away is the man who made her turn into what she is. While Ultraviolet is being questioned at Star Labs she revealed all the scars on her body made by the doctor showing just how monstrous the doctor really is. Allegra promises her cousin that she will help her capture him while Sue thinks it’s a terrible idea and Ultraviolet cannot be trusted.
Meanwhile, Joe has been gathering all this evidence on Kramer. He discovered that there was a secret meeting between her and an unknown person. He believes that this could potentially link her to the ambush that killed her unit. At the same time, Joe in his heart does not believe she is a bad cop and that she is trying her best, so he plans to confront her about this evidence he’s found to give her a chance to explain herself. When he goes to confront Kramer he tries to have a civil conversation but she absolutely blows upon him when she sees the evidence.
She proceeds to threaten him and tells him she will arrest him if he pulls something like this again. Joe leaves defeated but more suspicious. He tells Cecile what happened and is very worried that Kramer is involved with some very dark stuff. He then receives a text from Kramer asking him to meet. They meet in a very secluded area and Kramer apologizes for earlier. She reveals that the man in the photo’s name is Adam Krake who is like a brother to her. She said that he sold them out and he was pleading with her to not show up the day of the ambush.
She believed that he was giving off signs that something was going to happen but she did not notice because of the feelings she had for him. She then asks Joe if he will help to try to find him because she has been for years with no luck and she trusts Joe. Joe’s story this episode was very brief but a good mystery is always fun to watch and it seems like Joe will have himself some detective work again for fans to enjoy.
Back at STAR Labs Ultraviolet is training Allegra how to use her powers. Allegra has been very inconsistent with her powers in terms of when they work and how powerful they will be throughout the show. When she is being trained she is unable to use them really at all. Ultraviolet is displaying how she uses her hate to fuel her powers.
Because Allegra is not showing any progress Ultraviolet believes the team-up was a bad idea and thinks Allegra is useless. These words provoke Sue to challenge Ultraviolet to a fight. Chester walks in during the fight and gets blasted from Ultraviolet causing him to be badly hurt. Ultraviolet leaves to deal with the doctor on her own.
Not knowing how to track her Sue and Allegra are stuck at STAR labs arguing over the decision to free Ultraviolet. Shortly after Chester has an idea that they could use Allegra’s powers to locate Ultraviolet since they are connected like yin and yang. When they find Ultraviolet they discover Dr. Olsen with her. The Doctor offered to give her voice back if she killed those who knew about what the doctor really does, which would just be team flash.
Ultraviolet shoots a blast at Allegra only to counter with her own. While both of them are holding their blast, Allegra thinks how she is the opposite of Ultraviolet who uses hate to fuel her powers. Allegra started thinking of family and love and she basically went Super Saiyan. Her entire body started glowing and her blast was far too powerful for Ultraviolet and defeats her. Dr. Olsen was arrested and Ultraviolet returns to STAR Labs to be told that Caitlin should be able to fix her voice for her.
This season of The Flash has been getting a lot of critique by fans and understandably so. It does not help that Carlos Valdes who plays Cisco and Tom Cavanagh who plays Wells both announced that they both would be leaving the show as a recurring character this season before it started.
It seemed as if fans were already worried about the quality of the show going downwards overall and two original cast members announcing their departure was not good news. This episode in particular has gotten a lot of critiques and it is probably the weakest episode so far this season. Fans of the flash are still adjusting to the new team Flash and their new dynamic.
The last episode was basically a backstory to Cecile, so this was the first real chance that fans got to see the new members of Team Flash in lead roles. This episode had really zero Flash in it so it really was just the new main members of Team Flash. It’s not that Allegra, Chester, or Sue are necessarily bad characters they just don’t have the same level of chemistry fans got used to with Cisco and a Wells for now at least. Maybe this season and episode will age better as the series goes on but the show just lost Cisco who is a fan favorite and he has been for 7 years so growing pains are to be expected.
The good news is Cisco is confirmed to come back for the last two episodes, so hopefully, that means he will return to the show every now and then. Although the episode was disappointing it was still nice to see Allegra get some screen time to show she can be the main character.
She definitely looked cool when she leveled up in the episode. Plus she and Chester’s relationship was fun to watch unfold in this episode and they have the potential to have some great chemistry. Overall this episode was defiantly not the strongest but it is possible it could at least get better with time. There are still more episodes to come to get to know the new Team Flash even more and a whole other season confirmed.
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