The Flash “The New Rouges” Recap
Directed By: Stefan Pleszczynski
Staring: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Jesse L. Martin
Synopsis: Mirror Master joins his old partner, Top, and looks to even the score with Snart; Jesse joins the chase, but her decision to defy one of Barry’s orders results in terrible consequences.
Flash Family Team Up
The biggest thing this show does better than the other comic book shows is classic comic homages. This week Barry got to run with another benevolent speedster for the first time. Jessie Quick and The Flash teaming up to take on the Mirror Master is such a comic book moment and the show added a bit of a twist to make it less ridiculous. Mirror Master in the comics has a gun that lets him travel to the “mirrorverse” which is an alternate universe inside mirrors. The show decided to make him a meta-human who can pass through mirrors to get in and out of places. This episode was also we saw Barry as the teacher and not the student and someone else making the stupid mistake.
The show kicked off with the first appearance of Lenard Snart this season which was a huge surprise given his death at the end of Legends of Tomorrow last season, but it was a flashback to the night of the particle accelerator, where Snart turned on Sam and his girlfriend Rosalind a.k.a Top and they where hit and gained powers. This is a good edition to The Rouges with Rory traveling through time and Snart being “dead” currently. The Rouges are such a big part of Flash mythos and we need Rouge representation on this show. Fast forward to the present, Sam figures out a way out of the Mirror and decided to find Rosalind and get revenge on Snart. Eventually Mirror Master and Top decide to just use their powers to be better criminals and the run into Barry and Jessie who get temporarily stopped but eventually overcome.
But the two biggest stories of this episode were Caitlyn’s powers manifesting and Team Flash searching for a new Harrison Wells in the Multiverse. When Barry got stuck in the Mirror Harry and Cisco built a device to freeze it but it did not work. When everyone left the room she used her powers to freeze the mirror so Barry could escape but did not tell anyone. This is intriguing because there is no indication that Caitlyn will become a bad guy but its clear that she is uncomfortable with her powers developing. We also don’t know if they remember fighting Killer Frost on Earth-2 after Flashpoint. Caitlyn seems benevolent, but she has been through a lot of grief in the past and its possible that one last tragedy in her life could send her to the dark side.
On a different not, for some reason the team thought it would be a good idea to get a new Harrison Wells because Harry was going back to Earth-2 and they found this quirky and odd Harrison Wells from Earth-19. He appears to be a good guy, but something just seems off with him, and I expect him to be hiding some secret. I hope he does not end up being a big villain because Harry was such a good character and another season where Barry and the Team trust someone who ends up turning on them will get a bit old.
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