Harrison Wells was a character who should only have lasted for a single season on The Flash. He should have not been seen again at the premiere of season two like so many single-season villains before him. The reveal of his identity at the midway point of season one was interesting stuff that would have cemented him as one of the better—if not the best—bad guys Barry Allen has ever gone up against. I want to state unequivocally that I am thrilled a version of S.T.A.R. Labs’ original founder has stuck around since the pilot episode.
The Flash has had a great number of villains that have crossed Team Flash’s path over the years since the show’s #DCTV debut. Like the comics that inspired them, some are more memorable than others, with some that will stick forever in your memories. Eobard Thawne (in his various incarnations) and Captain Cold are two that I have especially enjoyed seeing adapted to the small screen. As a fan of Battlestar Galactica, when Katee Sackhoff was cast in the role of Amunet Black, I was 1000% on board.
“Elongated Journey Into Night” heralds tonight’s brand new addition to The Flash under the guise of clever wordplay and a vandalized front door. Ralph Dibny has been a long time coming to the show and it was awesome to be able to debut him as early in the season as the fourth episode! Plus, this episode was chock full of #DCTV Secrets that I am dying to get into.
The Flash Season 4 started out with a huge upgrade for Wally West. Earth One’s second most iconic speedster had to very suddenly go from the supporting legacy character of Kid Flash to the leader of the team. The “Team Kid Flash” jokes from both Wally and Cisco were some of my favorites, and I’m still hoping that one of them sports a team t-shirt at some point. Tonight in “Luck Be a Lady,” there was a pretty conspicuous absence of the second good guy speedster to grace this Earth.
The race toward Barry Allen and Iris West’s wedding is well underway on The Flash season four. It’s shaping up to be at least featured, if not an integral part of the four-way crossover this fall. In today’s episode, “Mixed Signals,” we are led to believe that maybe things aren’t running along as smoothly as possible. Yet, in spite of some rough patches throughout the episode the couple repeatedly refers to their West/Allen-ness as the “gold standard.”
Welcome back, loyal Couch Clubbers! It’s so long that we’ve been away from each other and I hope that, like me, you are thrilled that The Flash (and everything #DCTV), is back on the air. At the end of the previous season, we saw Barry Allen facing down against his greatest speedster foe to date, Savitar (a.k.a. evil future Barry Allen!), and sacrificing himself to the Speed Force in order to protect Wally West, Jay Garrick and the rest of the heroes from Team Flash.
The Flash Season 4 premiere is tonight and we are sure to be in for a whole new collection of guest stars from across the DC Universe. Last season I was truly blown away by the inclusion of Abra Kadabra on The Flash. Kadabra was a character that has, traditionally, been very important to the comic book version of the Flash, but maybe didn’t seem like the most easily translated to the on-screen continuity. It turned out that I was mistaken and Kadabra was awesome.
If you’re a #DCTV fan, you’re going to want to mark November 27, 2017 with a big X on your calendar. That’s the first day of this year’s four-part CW crossover…and it’ll find our heroes landing on Earth-X.