‘The Flash’ Review: Now that Caitlin has Embraced Her Powers, What’s Next?

The best scenes in this episode weren’t with the weekly villains, but with the characters just living their lives.

Katie Yu/The CW
Katie Yu/The CW

Barry (Grant Gustin) being awkward around Joe (Jesse L. Martin) with Iris (Candice Patton) was everything. Those were the best parts of the episode. Of course, this is going to be awkward. As Barry said, the dynamic between them has changed. Joe was always like a father to him, but now he’s the father of his girlfriend too. They will have to figure out how to navigate this new stage in their lives.

As much logical sense as it makes for Barry to move out, I’m going to miss Joe and Barry being roommates.

Sadly, the first half of this episode wasn’t very exciting, except for the core cast moments, of course. I just wasn’t feeling the villains but they set up an important moment, Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) embracing her powers.

I knew she would use her powers to save Barry and I’m not afraid of her turning evil. She’s too sweet. I just wish she would tell everyone else about her powers so they could help her control them. That’s what the team is there for. That’s what’s going to help her not turn evil. Now her powers are controlling her and she’s freaking out. She should at least confide in Cisco (Carlos Valdes), but really Barry too. Both of them know what she’s going through and both of them are the good guys. Just because you have powers, doesn’t mean you’re going to turn evil.

Why did we have to get a new Wells (Tom Cavanagh)? I like the old one just fine. I love him in fact. This Wells can joke sure but I don’t trust him. Can we trust him? We don’t know him. We haven’t fought meta-humans with him yet. Sure he might be smart and the closest thing to the real Wells, but he is not Wells.

Sadly, I was pretty disappointed with this episode but I understand that there were aspects of this episode that needed to be told to get to the next part. I always enjoy watching the characters every week, even if the story and the villains aren’t exciting me.

Mandy Carr

Editor and Founder, Primetime Addiction

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