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All the Right Moves on THE FLASH

The Flash’s ninth episode (“Don’t Run”) was not surprisingly cerebral. (Come on. You know I was going to make that joke at some point, right?) It felt very much like a chess game, arranging the pieces just so, right before going in for the kill. In this case, somewhat literally. The knife set, with one […]

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A Bit of Wits on THE FLASH

The Flash’s seventh episode (“Therefore I Am”) had Barry veering quickly into Barry no territory, aka bad decision making. At one point, Iris asks him—mildly horrified—“So you think DeVoe and his wife are supervillains?” The kicker is, obviously, that Barry isn’t wrong. Sure, he gets in trouble at work, breaks into their house, and then […]

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THE FLASH: #Feminism

The Flash’s fifth episode (“Girls Night Out”) gives us SO MUCH awesome. We meet the divine and amazing stellar Katee Sackhoff as Amunet Black (she looks like an ‘80s dominatrix gone rogue: “Is there any part of the way I’m dressed that leads you to believe I want to be called ma’am?”). Ralph Dibny continues […]

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Stretching Beyond Expectations on THE FLASH

The Flash’s fourth episode (“Elongated Journey Into Night”) was hilarious, charming, and surprisingly heartfelt. It centers around a former colleague of Barry and Joe, Ralph Dibny, who planted evidence and is currently a PI. Think of him as Jim Carrey as Ace Ventura, if Ventura were more neurotic and less bizarre. Hartley Sawyer took this […]

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Of Luck and Chess on THE FLASH

The Flash’s third episode (“Luck Be a Lady”) was both amusing and jaw-dropping, a balance of wit and sadness. The return of Harry (hooray!) meant delivering a break up cube (boo—and dear god, that’s worth that Russell Brand breaking up with Katy Perry via text…and yes, I know way too much about random pop culture). […]

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THE FLASH: (Re)Unions Are Hard

The Flash’s second episode (“Mixed Signals”) hit all the right notes (not unlike Shubert). It was funny, charming, and heartfelt—a lighthearted, but powerful confrontation of truths. The Flash Gang is back together again. Cisco is wonderfully quippy (“Dude, I’m protecting you from her. She would’ve vaporized you guys.” and “You just had to fall for […]

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Weird Science: Team Flash Forever

The Flash’s season premiere (“The Flash Reborn”) was everything I wanted it to be and more. Despite the sad and difficult situation the Flash Gang is in, the show retained its levity and humor (two favorite Cisco quips: “More like Samurai jackass.” and “Excelsior!” Priceless). The episode could’ve centered around the characters being mired in […]

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Sacrifices on THE FLASH

The Flash’s 23rd episode (“Finish Line”) kicked off by making me ugly cry. I’m not even kidding. Turns out, HR switched places with Iris, so Savitar skewered him instead. His death was marked by a fallen drumstick and enough salty tears to make a lot of margaritas. While I have adored every incarnation of Wells, […]

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Everything Gets Cold on THE FLASH

The Flash’s 22nd episode (“ Infantino Street”) was exquisite. First of all, let’s talk about Wentworth Miller and how brilliant he is as Captain Cold/Snart. From his voice to his mannerisms to his snarky, sage wisdom, Miller is spellbinding and elegant as the thief. When he’s on screen, whether or not he’s speaking, he steals the […]

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Getting in Your Own Way on THE FLASH

The Flash’s 20th episode (“I Know Who You Are”) gave us a lot to unpack. We meet the lovely Anne Dudek as physicist Tracy Brand, whose wit (“You really think Jack Frost’s sister wants to kill me?” And “The White Witch, I’m guessing you know why she’s after me.” And still: “To be fair, you’re […]

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Present Meets Future on THE FLASH

The Flash’s 19th episode (“The Once and Future Flash”) was a cross between The Wizard of Oz and A Christmas Carol. I was really thrilled to see that Tom Cavanaugh directed, because he’s talented. I have consistently enjoyed his work over the years, so the more Tom, the better. (I’d be even happier if someone […]

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Welcoming the Future, Treasuring the Past.