The Flash “I Know Who You Are” Season 3 Episode 20 Review 

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Well the moment all Flash fans have been waiting for has finally arrived, the identity of the speedster villain Savitar!

*MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD*

Savitar has been revealed at last and he is *drum roll please* leave now if you don’t want to know!

Okay…Savitar is a Future Barry Allen! To be more accurate a scarred and much older Barry Allen.

Now I am sure a lot of people are not surprised by this revelation considering a few important facts and details we knew about Savitar.

For one thing he knew EVERY member of Team Flash intimately, to the point we knew he had to have been a member of the team.

He knew specific details that ONLY Barry knew about, like how Cisco met his evil doppleganger Reverb on Earth 2. Savitar knew about Flashpoint and what would happen to Wally (how Wally got trapped in the speed force), how Caitlin would betray the team and how Iris would die (although that could change).

The big detail that made me think Savitar was a future Barry Allen was how he kept repeating, ” I am the future flash,” but it sounded like a pause in between future and flash to throw people off.

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SAVITAR WAS TELLING BARRY WHO HE WAS FROM THE BEGINNING!

 

 

WHAT I LIKED:

-The opening scene showing Barry confront Savitar and reveal he KNOWS who he is.

– Finding out that the scientist Tracy Brand (Anne Dudek) is not yet the genius noble prize winning scientist she will be in four years.

– Caitlin Snow as Killer Frost and how she is now a villain. I wonder how long that will last.

– Seeing how Savitar cares about Caitlin and wants to see her reach her full potential as Killer Frost. He is probably manipulating her but it makes sense that Future Barry would reveal himself to Caitlin.

– Ciso’s intense and emotional speech to Julian about being afraid he will kill Caitlin with his Vibe powers (explaining why he held back when fighting her). Cisco is well aware of how powerful he is and despite Caitlin losing her way, he doesn’t want to hurt her.

– How Caitlin knew EVERY single word Barry was going to say to convince her to come back to the light and also knowing Cisco would hide up in the rafters.

– HR flirting with Tracy and also encouraging her to become the genius scientist she will be in 2021.

– Killer Frost learning to use her powers and using the ice as a surfboard to travel throughout Central City.

– When Barry realizes who Savitar is and we see a montage of all the scenes that foreshadowed it since Savitar said he was from the future.

– When Savitar finally reveals he is in fact a Future Barry Allen who is scarred and much older.

– When Future Barry says: “Like I told you from the beginning I am the future Flash.”

– How much the reveal of Savitar being Future Barry Allen makes sense considering the evidence.

– Not knowing why and how Barry turns into Savitar. I like the mystery.

– The ending scene where Barry Allen and Future Barry are on opposite sides of the screen and we know there is going to be an epic showdown.
WHAT I DISLIKED

– That it took so long for the writers to reveal who Savitar actually is, it seems a little silly to me.

Overall I really enjoyed “I Know Who You Are” and I cannot wait to see how Barry will deal with Savitar knowing he is his own worst enemy!

Doctor Who “Thin Ice” (Series 10 Episode 3) Review 

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Well Doctor Who just had it’s third episode of the series and I have to say I enjoyed it! 

        *MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD*


What I Liked

– Seeing Sarah Dollard return to write for Doctor Who. I enjoyed “Face The Raven,” in Series 9 and I think she should become a mainstay on Doctor Who.

– 1814 London, it seemed like an interesting time.

– A period episode that WASN’T during the Victorian period. I love the Paternoster gang, but there are other time periods besides the Victorian era.

– I enjoyed the relationship building between the Doctor and Bill. Bill is really starting to grow as a character and I like her chemistry with the 12th Doctor.

– The idea that you don’t pilot the TARDIS, but that you negotiate with it.

– Twelve mentioning how he had been to the Frost Fair a few times, that was a nice nod to past adventures.

– How the Doctor admired the sales man “con artist” and was able to steal half a dozen or more pies from him without the man realizing it haha.

– Bill seeing someone die, she had to learn sooner or later that traveling with the Doctor isn’t all fun and games.

– When The Doctor took his screwdriver from the little boy who was drowning rather than saving him. That was pretty dark.

– Bill’s reaction to the Doctor after he let the little boy die and her being disgusted and angry with him.

– When the Doctor says:  “I am 2,000 years old, I don’t have time for outrage.” That line spoke volumes for his character.

– The Doctor explaining to Bill that he has to move on from all the bad things that happen(while on his many adventures) including people dying because otherwise it would drive him insane and he wouldn’t be able to save more lives. He wants to save the lives he can.

– The idea that there was a creature living under The Thames in London in 1814 and probably long before that.

– The Doctor tricking the foreman into revealing everything about Lord Sutcliffe’s secret operation, that part was hilarious! 

– Using the creature’s waste as a source of fuel and how the foreman had no idea it was fish poop.

– Bill’s reaction when she says “no shhh..!” Then it cuts off, that was pretty funny.

– Twelve punching Lord Sutcliffe in the face for being a racist!

– The Doctor’s speech about the value of a life, it was very moving and just showed how Capaldi nails those epic and moving speeches every single time.

– Bill hearing the Doctor’s speech about the value of life and realizing how compassionate he is and how complicated of a man he is as well.

– The creature not being the villain, but instead being a victim and the real villain being a rich man.

– The Doctor asking permission from Bill to either keep the creature chained or to free it. This echoes what happened in “Kill The Moon,” but Twelve approached and handled it much better this time around. 

– The Doctor forging Lord Sutcliffe’s will to give his inheritance to the poor street urchins after his “unfortunate” demise.

– The Twelfth Doctor flipping a coin to get Nardole off his back about his “oath” to decide whether to stay put at the University or to keep traveling and go on many more adventures.

– Hearing banging on the vault from the inside. Who or What is in there! Is it The Mondasian Cybermen? Is it a portal to another planet, “The Tenth Planet” or another dimension? Is it The Master? 

– Nardole and his sort of interaction with who or what is in the vault. That part had me very intrigued.

– Is it more important that someone doesn’t gain access to the vault or that who or what is inside gets out?

What I disliked:

– The premise, it’s been done before. This was a retread of “The Beast Below,” with shades of “Kill The Moon” mixed in there.

– Lord Sutcliffe, he was a pretty cheesy villain and was a throwaway character.

Overall I enjoyed the episode, and I am enjoying Series 10, it feels refreshing and new to me. 

I cannot wait to see what happens this series and next weeks episode looks particularly creepy!

What say you? Did you enjoy “Thin Ice?” What do you think is in the vault? Whatever your thoughts let me know!




The Flash S3E19 “The Once and Future Flash” Review

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Well The Flash is finally back after being on a three week hiatus! This episode was awesome, minus that final tease!

*MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD*

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