‘The Flash’ Review: Barry’s Choice Has Consequences

I was feeling very uneasy going into this season. I didn’t like that the characters we fell in love with, weren’t the characters we fell in love with.

Katie Yu/The CW
Katie Yu/The CW

I feel so much better now that this was only for one episode. I thought this was going to be the season. I thought that’s what the Flashpoint was. I’ve never read the comics, so I’m learning about it with each episode.

Maybe it sounds cool that Cisco is the richest man alive, but I love the geeky Cisco. He’s such a better character.

I also hated that the Joe was a drunk. Joe is such a great man in reality. This was just a very bad reality.

I understand that Barry wanted his parents back, but did these people’s lives deserve to be entirely altered for Barry’s happiness?

Katie Yu/The CW
Katie Yu/The CW

It took Wally being on the edge of death for Barry to finally come to the conclusion that he was being selfish.

I don’t know if he realized it too late or if things were always going to be altered. But Barry finally fixed his mistake and things were still changed.

Iris doesn’t talk to her father anymore. Why? This is not the worst consequence to Barry messing with the timeline but it’s still bad. I feel for Joe. He’s got his son but he lost his daughter.

This is an easy fix. But how much of Barry and Iris’ relationship is altered too? I’m sure that was the focal point in this storyline. Barry and Iris were finally about to be and then Barry wasn’t ready because his dad just died. Barry was probably going to jump right in with Iris after everything that happened, so the writers had to keep them apart, again.

Katie Yu/The CW
Katie Yu/The CW

I’ve never really shipped Iris and Barry but I’m finally coming around to them, right when they are being torn apart yet again, of course.

If this is the only consequence to Barry messing with time, I’ll be very happy.

So what is the Flashpoint, then? Did we not just go back to reality? There must be other things that have changed too. We know this also affects Arrow, according to Stephen Amell, it may or may not be addressed on Arrow.

I’m more excited to see episode two than I was the premiere. I want to see the real Cisco and the real Caitlin. I love them. It will be nice to see Barry getting back to normal too. It will be nice to see the real Joe. Of course, this Joe will be a little different, since for some reason Iris is not speaking to him.

Here’s the the second episode, and to it being more back to normal.

 

Mandy Carr

Editor and Founder, Primetime Addiction

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