It’s finally here! Oh happy, happy day! This week’s Flash is brought to you by the one, the only Kevin Smith himself and true to himself the title is just…well, just plain Kevin Smith. Smith is a huge fan of DC, one of his big credits to fame is making Batman wet his pants, and it’s canon to boot. Now Smith is realizing another dream with doing this week’s episode. He has The Flash’s DC Villains’ toy box to play with so let’s take a peek and see what he decided to whip out just for The Flash.
If you recall last week, Barry de-materialized in an attempt to get his powers back to stop Zoom. So is Barry dead? The Team seems to think so and everything points to Barry being just gone.
This episode focuses heavily on childhood, fathers, and the past. We have Henry Allen struggling to save the life of Jesse; whose father just took away his only child. Joe of course has a very awkward conversation with Wally in an attempt to see if he has the speed force while trying to keep Iris safe from the villain of the week
Speaking of the villain, this time it’s an undead villain in the form of Girder (played by iZombie’s Greg Finley who can’t seem to not wind up a zombie in anything he stars in). Zombie meta and who doesn’t love zombies?
Barry is forced to reflect on his past and all the events that happened before he became the Scarlet Speedster. Have your tissues handy folks because this one’s a tearjerker.
Jason Mewes does have a cameo this episode. It wasn’t the one I had hoped it to be but still funny none the less.
Make sure to watch the whole episode to see what Zoom has been up to while all this chaos is going on.
- Kevin Smith is an amazing storyteller, he really brought this season up a notch that might be rather hard to follow.
- Grant Gustin is and always will be Barry Allen long after this show has ended, this episode goes on to prove that.
- Iris stepped up her game in this episode willing to put herself at risk to help everyone else.
- Overall really good character development let’s see if it sticks.
I give this episode 10/10 Big Belly Burgers.
Until next time Speedsters!