Season 4 of The Flash has definitely been the season of bus metas! Since we returned from the brief break in the season, I have found it deeply satisfying to finish counting down and meeting these staple Flash and DC Comics characters.
This week’s Flash is really all there in the title: “Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash.” I want to give major props to the show for finding a way to revisit the Savitar LEGO set from last season while still managing to editorialize the fact that keeping this model around in the first place is deeply dark and upsetting.
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.
“Finish Line” is probably one of the better titles for an episode of The Flash, and I’m so glad that it was used for the third season finale. Naming episodes is difficult and the traditions change from time to time. With this show in particular, a speed-related pun always appeals to me, and with the final scene of this finale episode hammering home the dual-meaning, I’ve come to appreciate it all the more.
This season on The Flash, we are getting a lot of great development of characters that are not Barry Allen. It has been a ton of fun seeing characters like Caitlin Snow (and her alter-ego Killer Frost), come into their own. In tonight’s episode, “Dead or Alive,” there was a heavy focus on Cisco finally coming to an equilibrium with his Vibe powers and stepping up to protect HR from being taken back to Earth-19 by a bounty hunter named…Gypsy!
Yes, she does wear a costume inspired by the traditional gypsy dress that you are imagining in your mind right now.