Thoughts about how the various superhero TV shows did this week. Spoilers, duh!
THE FLASH 217
Barry takes a big risk by going back in time to learn how to increase his speed from … Harrison Wells/Eobard Thawne and is then pursued by a time wraith for his troubles. Seems convenient to limit Barry’s time travelling in this manner AND there are no such things in the comics, as far as I know.
Inevitably Wells/Thawne figures out that future-Barry is not who he claims to be but still agrees to help Barry on a very flimsy premise.
In the final analysis, it was fun to re-visit the first season – and we will find out if there are any repercussions from that (apart from a reformed Pied Piper) – and now, the time is right for Barry to go after Zoom. SIX episodes to go to the finale!
AGENTS OF SHIELD 314
A Mack-centred episode that shed light on his family situation as he spends time with his brother, Ruben. Perhaps the junior Mackenzie will be a new addition to the team, after the loss of Bobbi (sob) and Hunter.
A new hate group (the Watchdogs) forms to make a stand against the powered folk and ex-SHIELD agent is behind it viz. Felix Blake (yes another rogue SHIELD agent, sigh).
Of course, ultimately HYDRA is the force behind the Watchdogs and we are basically back to square one.
The Supergirl-Flash crossover was good fun, pity the plot itself was rather flimsy.
Suffice to say that LiveWire and Silver Banshee made for pretty lame villains.
Still, the chemistry between actors Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin was palpable & it would make sense for Supergirl to end up in the CW superhero universe soon.
One of the worst Arrow episodes in recent memory as Bug-Eyed Bandit crosses over from The Flash to torment Felicity (deservedly!) – cue an awful amount of ‘bee’ jokes. Ugh.
The flashbacks get even more pointless and irrelevant (if that’s possible) and right now, they are a proper waste of air time.
All told, too many plotholes and poor characterisations make for a utterly forgettable episode. NEXT!
We have decided that Legends of Tomorrow is now so consistently poor that we suspending reviews for that series till further notice.