With “Lockdown”, The Flash continues its journey to changing into one of many worst reveals round. Like GOT, it began out amazingly robust and promising, however has been on a downward trajectory for the final 4 seasons. On this episode, we get some glimpes of Barry because the Flash and at work, however the Caitlin/Frost drama, the absence of Iris and the small however continued annoyance of there being a Jenna make this episode a fail.
I do not know who responsible, however the downfall of The Flash collection is so spectaculr that I’ve a tough time believing that one particular person can shoulder the duty. Showrunners, writers, and even the actors need to take a tough have a look at the product they’re placing out for his or her followers. If the present goes to pull on, by all means please make some modifications that may improve everybody’s enjoyment. If it is gonna finish, then finish with some dignity for the love of all issues holy.
Barry/ The Flash
Whereas it was cool to see Flash zipping by way of Central Metropolis getting the dangerous guys, it was additionally fairly foolish. Who on the earth believes that at Barry’s age and expertise he does not know he wants an outline of the crime and proof to cost and maintain criminals. I am certain as a police worker, he is aware of that dealing with arrests improper can result in a prison strolling. As an alternative of getting him be educated, he makes a rookie name and needs to be raked over the coals by Kramer.
A couple of seasons in the past, this might have been acceptable, however with all of the discuss of “leveling up” (and I’m so sick of that phrase) it certain looks as if Barry had his head within the sand.
Caitlin and Frost
Caitlin is not the most effective or worst factor that is occurred to this present, however she is usually a bit boring and predictable. She has by no means actually gotten over Ronnie. At the very least that is what we’re to assemble from this episode. Though, she appeared able to cozy as much as Zoom and Julian some time again. However that is neither right here nor there. She will not give her new potential beau an opportunity with out a pep discuss from Frost’s new man. Positive.
Frost, however, is having the time of her life with Mark. Who knew?
I truly like this little potential ship and do not have one dangerous phrase to say.
The place is she? The place is her large position as an investigative journalist and as a media large shot? The place is her position as Barry’s spouse and companion? I do not know the final time Iris seemed into something critically. Perhaps she has, however the truth that a fan of the present cannot pinpoint when one of the vital necessary facets of her character was shared is fairly unhappy.
We all know Iris is constructing her model and has individuals working for her, however what’s SHE doing and why do not we ever get to see her do it? The time illness has the potential to be fascinating, and I haven’t got an issue together with her stepping into precarious conditions. The love of a hero’s life is sure to seek out hassle. That is why they’re often so reluctant to convey anybody they love shut. Nonetheless, Iris does not appear to catch any breaks. She’s by no means joyful. Each second with Barry is interrupted, each second together with her children is life altering. It is fairly exhausting and let downish to observe, so I can solely think about what Candice Patton feels. It is particularly dangerous, when in earlier seasons and totally different writers, life for Iris was a bit higher. It was by no means good, nevertheless it was a hell of rather a lot higher than the mess now we have now.
Different Issues I Was Pondering
*Goldface is corny as ever nevertheless it works for me. His love for Amunet Black is at all times excessive!
* I knew Kramer had Barry discovered. I like her character an increasing number of. She’s a great substitute for Joe, however now what has he received to do on the present? I do know- fake to have a toddler. (Eye roll)
* Joe pretending to test on Jenna is simply so disturbing. That storyline is dangling by a thread and but they can not reduce it with out being grotesque or making Joe and Cecile suck as mother and father.
*WestAllen is duller than boring. I had hope that it might warmth up once more, however I’m satisfied that the writers and the actors are over it. The saddes factor is that WestAllen disappearing has introduced the sluggish shifting present to a whole stand nonetheless. It feels awkward to observe the 2 most gifted actors attempt to normalize not performing like a traditional couple after they did it so nicely a couple of years in the past.
What did you consider “Lockdown”? Let me know within the feedback. You may catch The Flash on the CW Wednesdays at 7pm Central.
As at all times, thanks for studying!