The Flash: The Nuclear Man

Last week Barry had to try to manage having a personal life, that is dating Linda, and his duties as the Flash.

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Things did not always go alright for him, poor guy, on the first date he managed by super-speeding to the crime places and then back again, before she could notice that he was gone. The second date, however, was slightly trickier. She showed up more than willing to take things to the next level, but Barry, worried how his speed might affect everything and then getting a distressed call from Caitlin, had to bail on her, while trying to get dress, talking and leaving at the same time… stumbling a lot. Linda was more or less OK with it, until Iris told her that Barry was still hung up on someone, and that was why he was dodging her. Linda got it, and set Barry free… he did not want to be set free though, and soon was asking Iris to butt out because he doesn’t has those feelings for her anymore, and was asking Linda for a second chance, which she gave him.

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Joe asks Cisco help to gather information on the murder of Barry’s mother. Soon they find that the speedsters left some blood behind, with 2 distinct genetic profiles. That’s when Joe drops the bomb: he wants Cisco to run it against Harrison Wells DNA! Cisco is appalled and refuses, but soon, after Wells suggests something unimaginable, Cisco runs the profiles, finding one match… not to Wells, but to Barry. There’s more, the proteins in the blood indicate that it did not belong to young Barry, but an adult one! So, as we have always suspected, The Flash (adult) was present in the night that his own mother was killed… time-travelling plot begins!

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Caitlin and Dr. Wells try to find and help Ronnie/Dr. Stein a.k.a. Firestorm, finding out that he’s unstable and in risk of causing a nuclear explosion (hence the title). Dr. Wells’s response could not be clearer: they should kill him before he can go off. Cisco is shocked, but Caitlin isn’t standing for it, remind him that she has lost Ronnie once already, she’s not about to lose him another time. More than that, they’re talking about 2 lives. Dr. Wells tries do come up with a solution, but Ronnie/Stein has already left, in order to protect the people in the city. Caitlin and Barry go to him in the hopes that the device that Wells created works… it doesn’t and Firestorm blows up…

So, Linda and Barry is a go, Iris is super jealous, Firestorm blew up (but we know from the next week promo that both men survive), Caitlin will have her man back… why am I not excited about this?! Don’t get me wrong, I like Ronnie, not sure I like Ronnie and Caitlin though…

The Flash: The Man in the Yellow Suit

The Flash has reached its winter finale and it was awesome. Finally Barry comes face to (blurry) face with the man that killed his mother and learns that he’s no match for the Man in the Yellow Suit or Reverse Flash.

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  • Grant Gustin deserves a lot of credit for his work on this episode… his anguish when he went to see his father in prison to tell him that he had failed him, was heartbreaking.
  • More and more convinced that The Reverse Flash here comes from the future “we have been doing this for a long time and I’m always one step ahead” – clearly he has been doing it a long time with The Flash, just not this very young Flash.
  • I want a friend like Cisco. Even doubtful of what his friend is telling him, he goes with Caitlin and the comforts her and protects her…

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  • I do not love Iris, but how differently could she have reacted?! But seriously now, how did she not know? At least that is out of the way and they didn’t drag it for long. Wondering how she’ll feel when he eventually starts dating someone else.
  • The Reverse Flash does not harm Eddie… wonder why…

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  • Firestorm can fly?! WOW!!! Still, his introduction was done without any resolution to the matter.

  • Joe and Barry are my perfect father/son on tv…
  • Oh Cisco, my perfect nerd… you know more than most people… my guess is that you’re totally right, on that fateful night there were two speedsters on the Allen house: The Reverse and the Original, and that’s how little Barry ends up outside the house.
  • The parallels between Barry and Wells and The Flash and The Reserve Flash were very well played.
  • So, is Harrison Wells the Reverse Flash?! I have no doubt that he, as the RF, comes from the future, the questions is that they might not come from the same point in the future. Either the Reserve Flash is Eddie (a long way from now) and Harrison is his descendant, and that is how he has inherited the ring and suit (and abilities, maybe?!), or (again) Harrison is descendent from Eddie but he himself is the Reserve Flash, but his version on the present is actually older than the RF on this episode. Did that make any sense?! Hope so… it sounded a lot more coherent in my mind.