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 “Infantino Street” (Season 3 Episode 22) Review

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Wow, these past few episodes of The Flash have been a rollercoaster ride of emotions and this recent one really tugs at the heartstrings!

   *MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD*

WHAT I LIKED: 

– How everything felt like it was coming together, just like when Barry saw Iris die when he accidentally traveled into the future.

– Killer Frost/Caitlin asking Savitar AKA Future Barry/time remnant Barry if he really has it in him to kill Iris considering he has all of original Barry’s memories.

– Savitar gaining new memories when Barry recruits Captain Cold to steal Dominator tech from ARGUS, that was pretty cool.

– Savitar explaining to Caitlin how she needs to be there to fight Cisco. Is he taking a heavy hitter out of the fight to ensure his victory?

– Captain Cold returning to help out The Flash, they make a good team. They are the perfect good cop/bad cop.

– Joe and Iris’ heart to heart and confession about lies they told each other.

– Barry realizing that he cannot actively be involved in any part of the plan to stop Savitar because he would remember.

– Barry using the face tech to sneak into the ARGUS facility as Lyla. I have a feeling this will be used in some way to save Iris in the finale.

– Captain Cold explaining how he plans heists: Make the plan, Execute the plan, Expect the plan to go off the rails and then Throw away the plan! Love it haha

– Joe’s plan to hide Iris on Earth 2, it wasn’t a bad idea.

– Savitar pretending to be Barry and tricking HR into revealing the whereabouts of Iris, that was absolutely terrifying and screamed evil genius! 

– Captain Cold telling Barry to use his inherent goodness to defeat Savitar.

– Savitar defeating Wally and  breaking his leg, that was intense!

– Cisco realizing that his fight with Caitlin in the snowy forest was destined to happen. Please don’t let Cisco lose his hands!

– Barry trying to stop Savitar with the speed force bazooka and finding out it had no effect on him! Wow

– Savitar revealing The Philosopher’s Stone is a calcified speed force energy and he was prepared for the speed force bazooka! That scene was incredible.

– When Barry is running to stop Savitar from killing Iris, and it is juxtaposed with Iris reading her part of her wedding vows, which she recorded earlier in the episode.

– The episode ending with Savitar actually killing Iris, it was heartbreaking but it worked so well.

– The last fifteen minutes of the episode, it was so intense and I was on the edge of my seat! It was an adrenaline rush!

WHAT I DISLIKED:

These final episodes feeling like filler, despite having cool moments and great scenes. It’s too late in the season for superfluous scenes and filler. Let’s get on with the action!

This section is new, but I will give it a shot anyways!

BURNING QUESTIONS:

-Why does Savitar need Caitlin to keep Cisco away from him, is it a distraction?

– Does Savitar know Cisco is the key to his defeat and is purposely taking him off the proverbial chess board?

– Did Iris really die? If so, is Barry going to change it somehow?

– How will Barry defeat Savitar?

– Will Barry get help from the speed force?

All our questions will be answered in the season 3 finale next Tuesday!

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!