Saturday, May 02, 2015

'The Flash': Everybody Knows Everything

Warning: This recap contains storyline and character spoilers for this week’s episode of The Flash.

All the cards are on the table: Barry knows about Wells and Wells knows Barry knows. Iris knows about Barry and Eddie knows about his great-great-great-whatever-grandson. Cisco’s adorable terror ties this entire episode together as The Flash places the final pieces before cutting loose with the last three episodes of end-of-season mayhem.

The Plot

Last week, the Scooby Gang (Barry, Caitlin, and Cisco) found Dr. Wells “time vault.” They barely escape getting caught by Wells, and managed to get a little information on his motivations from the AI, Gideon. They build a device to get a look at Cisco’s dream/memory of the alternate timeline where he’s killed and recreate the scene to get a confession from Wells. It fails and Joe shoots Wells to prevent Cisco dying a second time — but it turns out to be the superpowered impostor Hannibal Bates instead. Wells is busy kidnapping Eddie, who is about to propose to Iris.

On Shipping

A devastating blow to Snowbarry shippers this week as the future paper shows that “Iris West-Allen” will eventually be a thing. There may be a few hold-outs who still think that maybe they’ll have a fling (tawdry!) or that maybe Iris marries another Flash, Bart Allen, instead (scandalous!), but comic purists will be happy that, eventually, Barry and Iris (technically Westallen — though for the purposes of this recap, we will continue to refer to them as Biris) do get together.

She Knows

A direct quote from tonight’s show notes: “SHE FIGURED IT OUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT.” There should also be a thank you attached to that for letting Iris figure it out herself rather than have it revealed to her. It’s a small thing, but not every comic book show lets their female characters do stuff on their own.


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