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I seriously want to send a gift basket to The Flash writers. They are kicking ass and taking names this season. I love this show so much!
Here are some things we know so far: Zoom is bad, Garrick is good but wimpy, Otherworld Wells is not the same Harrison from Earth1—or Harrison Prime—as Cisco likes to call him, and Patty Spivot is awesomely adorable. Now, here are a few tidbits that may be apparent but warrant a little extra attention:
- Cisco Ramone rocks the Casbah! He’s brilliant, fun, a meta psychic, and he can totally deliver the one-liners!
Loved the sing-song tone used to deliver the above statement. Thank you, Cisco, for saying what we were all thinking!
Some of my other favorite Cisco moments include, but are not limited to, his telling the team that he gets text alerts when banks are about to be robbed, and when he told Harry that the last time he “listened to a guy with your face, some bad things went down. ” On top of all of that, and the fact that Cisco thinks Harrison Prime has better taste in music, watching him coach Barry through a blind date will forever be one of my favorite Cisco scenes.
Now, that gives new meaning to third wheel!
Cisco was successful in putting out some romantic vibes of his own. Welcome to the party, Kendra. Hope Lisa doesn’t get jealous. Otherwise, the Golden Glider might show little Miss Jitters what it’s really like to have a heart of gold.
2. Otherworld Wells is a jackass drowning in his own hubris! He’s a bit snarky, too, which is actually kind of fun.
Bottom line … I love Tom Cavanagh. I love the Harrison Wells character regardless of whatever reality he calls home. And I actually love that he’s a dick because it makes for a very entertaining dynamic. It’s great to watch everyone’s reaction to him. He is oblivious to sarcasm and he’s obviously missing a sensitivity chip.
But when he’s not chowing down a Big Belly burger or slurping his slushy with obvious indignation, he offers, on occasion, some pretty good advice.
Let’s not forget that Harry did take ownership for unleashing Zoom on the multi-verse in addition to creating all of the metas that are bleeding over onto Earth1. Of course, it’s probably just because Zoom snagged his daughter and the only way to save her is to destroy the root of the problem. Harry needs Barry & Co. to do that. He doesn’t like The Flash’s team, and they aren’t particularly fond of him either. But when in comes to Jay Garrick, it’s not dislike that comes between the two. It’s pure hatred.
All of the luck in the multi-verse won’t save Harry if Garrick is right about him. And we already know he has secrets. The unanswered question so far is whether or not those secrets are cause for latent evil intent.
3. Superhero status aside, Barry Allen oozes nerdiness when pretty girls are in the picture.
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” Stuff I’ve gotta science the stuff out of.” Barry, you give hope to nerds everywhere, and for that, we thank you!
I know there are scads of Iris and Barry shippers out there, but guys! These two are so damned cute that they wrap back around to nauseating! Yes, Barry and Iris have history, and from what we’ve seen, we know they have a future as well. Sometimes, though, all of that history/knowledge of the future stuff can get in the way of basic happiness.
Patty and Barry have similar interests. They’ve both suffered loss. They’ve both cheated death. And they make each other laugh.
I love that Barry didn’t use his temporary blindness as an excuse to cancel their date. Chances are, Patty would have thought he was just blowing her off. Judging by her response when he asked her out, she’s been stood up before.
“This isn’t going to be one of those things where I get really excited, and then, ya know, more science stuff comes up, right?” Patty Spivot
So kudos to Barry for seeing it through, and to Cisco for being his wing man! Props to the cameraman who shot this scene, too, for this awesome angle!
4. Caitlin Snow has shit for luck.
Poor Caitlin. She was engaged to Ronnie and lost him to the Particle Accelerator explosion. She got him back, sort of, but he was afraid of hurting her with his newfound hotness, so he disappeared again. Then she got him back again, thanks to Professor Stein. He got his wild side under control. The two of them got married.
And they lived happily ever after … except they didn’t. Ronnie sacrificed himself to save the universe, and Caitlin was once again left grieving the loss. Then in walks Jay Garrick, and suddenly Caitlin is smiling and even flirting!
I really hope Jay doesn’t take off just because he doesn’t support the team working with Wells. I hate to see Caitlin suffer yet another broken heart. The girl needs a break.
Until next time …
The Flash airs Tuesday’s at 8/7c on The CW