The Flash “Finish Line” Season 3 Episode 23 Review

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Well Season 3 of The Flash has officially ended and what a finale it was!

What I Liked:

– How the episode picked right up from where the previous episode ended.

– Finding out the fate of Iris

– The twist of H.R. using his transmographer device to switch places with Iris

– Seeing the flashback to explain how and when Iris and H.R. switched places

– Barry trying to reach the good person in Savitar and their short moment of bonding

– Savitar once again proving that he is completely evil when he tricks Team Flash into thinking he will join them (although I think Barry knew he couldn’t turn him good)

– Cisco’s insult about Savitar’s “thin crust pizza” he calls a face, that was funny!

– Savitar’s backup plan to splice himself and spread himself throughout all of time. This villain came prepared!

– Savitar threatening to kill Caitlin if Cisco didn’t agree to modify the speedforce bazooka

– The return of The Black Flash and Caitlin freezing and presumably killing him and saying “Later Hunter.” I am pretty sure he will b3 replaced because he is the Grim Reaper for Speedsters.

– Julian creating a cure for Caitlin’s metahuman ice powers.

– Cisco using the bazooka to free Jay from the speedforce!

– Gypsy saving Cisco and using a breach to escape Savitar’s lair!

– Jay, Wally, and Barry vs. Savitar!

– Barry phasing TRB (Time Remnant Barry) out of his Savitar armor and taking it over and how he made the suit red and looked far more sinister than Future Barry did in it.

– Barry beating the crap out of Savitar and destroying the armor!

– Iris shooting and killing Time Remnant Barry who was about to sneak up behind Barry and kill him.

– Barry revealing H.R.’s final words to Cisco were “Tell Cisco this took strength and he gave it to me.” That part really hit me in the feels!

– Cisco and Gypsy vs. Savitar

– Caitlin saving Cisco from Savitar

– H.R.’s funeral and the quote on his gravestone

“The two important moments in our life are the day we are born and the reason we find out why.”

– Mark Twain

– Caitlin trying to figure out who she is and taking time away from the team

– The speedforce needing a prisoner or speedster to keep it stabilized

– Barry realizing he needs to enter the speedforce as penance for Flashpoint and Savitar

– The Speedforce in the form of Barry’s mother mentioning how this is Barry’s “finish line,” which is a euphemism for death.

– How this could possibly tie in or explain the 2024 newspaper headline:

“Flash Vanishes, Missing in Crisis!”

– How this references the comics event when Barry “dies” and Wally becomes “The Flash”

What I disliked:

– H.R. dying, I loved his character.

Burning Questions

– Will they fast forward and Barry will return years later?

– Could Barry get his 2024 Flash costume when he returns from the speedforce?

Overall I enjoyed “Finish Line” and it will be a long agonizing wait until The Flash returns next Fall!

The Flash “Cause and Effect”  (Season 3 Episode 21) Review

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Well we finally found out who Savitar is and why he is, and needless to say things are going to get VERY interesting for Barry Allen and the rest of Team Flash!

     *MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD*

WHAT I LIKED:

-Finding out Future Barry was Savitar but that (like a lot of fans theorized) he was a time remnant who survives the battle against Savitar.

– 2024 Barry’s conversation with Barry about creating time remnants to try and defeat Savitar only for ONE to be left alive (the time remnant that is destined to be become Savitar) actually being important and having huge implications.

– Savitar Barry explaining that Joe, Wally, Iris and the rest of team flash shunning him in the future because they don’t see him as THE TRUE Barry Allen and an aberration. I find it hard to believe that Team Flash would shun any version of Barry Allen. Maybe there is more to this story.

– Savitar wanting to kill Iris to ensure Barry’s fall into darkness leading him to become Savitar (this seemed like the only logical explanation for Barry wanting to kill Iris and was a theory of mine). 

– The short fight between Barry and Savitar and seeing that Savitar’s suit can operate without him in it!

– When time remnant Barry runs into his Savitar suit, that was awesome!

– When Barry and Savitar both charge at each other and throw lightning at each other causing a huge explosion!

– Cisco explaining that Future Barry becoming Savitar is a closed time loop. In the future Barry uses time remnants to try and defeat Savitar and lets one live so that they can become Savitar. Savitar travels back in time creating the myth that he was the first speedster and gaining followers to help him in his crusade to amass power and become a god.

– Cisco realizing (and the show confirming) that the message from Future Barry in 2056 found in the Wave Rider in “Legends of Tomorrow” about warning not to trust anyone including himself was a warning about Savitar!

– Amnesiac Barry saying that Bartholomew Henry Allen is a bad name haha.

Amnesiac Barry wanting to be called Bart, which is a reference to Barry’s speedster grandson, AKA Impulse from the comics!

– Amnesiac Barry looking at his hands and then Wally after Wally explains that they are brothers, and Wally’s funny grin, that was hilarious!

– Amnesiac Barry and Iris falling in love again, that was a great scene.

– Tracy and HR’s chemistry and their obsession with caffeine. Those two are adorable! 

– Cisco and Caitlin working together again and seeing how much Cisco cares for her.

– Killer Frost’s eyes changing back to Caitlin’s for a split second. Maybe she isn’t lost forever and there is still a chance to bring Caitlin back?

– Tracy and HR coming up with the Speed Force Cannon/Bazooka!

– When Iris realizes Barry needs the pain and tragedy from his past to make him a great hero and helps him remember.

– Barry having to steal tech that will power the Speed Force Cannon (that was taken from the Dominators in that four show crossover early this year).

WHAT I DISLIKED: 

– How this episode felt like filler, besides finding out some interesting details about Savitar.

– Having to wait until now to find out about Savitar, why wait so long?

Overall, I enjoyed “Cause and Effect” and I am looking forward to seeing how Barry stops Savitar and saves Iris!

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!