“The New Rogues”, Sam Scudder and Rosie Dillon, hit Central City with the intent of wreaking total havoc. And they may have gotten away with it if it weren’t for those pesky folks at Star Labs. Along with meeting the new rogues, we also got a tiny little taste of the old ones, as Capt. Cold fueled the fire for Sam and Rosie’s revenge.
Here are some of the best moments from the episode.
1. Sam and Rosie
Sam and Rosie were reunited after three years of separation because Sam disappeared when the particle accelerator exploded. But, as we all know, the particle accelerator didn’t just explode. It gifted most of the folks in its path with a special gift or two. Rosie and Sam were no exceptions. Hence, the birth of Mirror Master, dubbed so by Harry Wells, and Top, who was tagged by a jealous Cisco. These two possess some crazy wicked powers. Mirror Master is able to manipulate reflective surfaces by creating wormholes in them. He can then move through, or trap others in them. Awesome, right? His leading lady, Top, has the power to induce crippling vertigo. Now, as a person who used to get motion sickness while watching her son play Mario Cart, I found Top’s power to be very intimidating.
I’m glad Barry and Jesse were able to put the bad guys away, but I had really hoped to see more of what Mirror Master could do. His power is super cool! Since he isn’t dead, but only locked away in an infinite reflection of himself, there is a good chance we’ll see him again, especially with Alchemy out there attempting to create a meta army. Surely he won’t leave a natural like Mirror Master locked up for long.
2. Please stay, Harry
It was so heartwarming to see the team reluctant to say goodbye to Earth 2 Harry and his daughter Jess. Aside from his surliness, this version of Harrison Wells has been the most likable. Caitlin and Cisco try to talk him into staying, but he insists he has to return to his home. However, in a world where multiverses exist, the absence of the Harry, doesn’t necessarily negate the presence of a Harry. So, they send what Caitlin called “an intergalactic IQ test” into the breach to see if any other Harrys are smart enough to solve the riddle and make contact with them.
They got four hits, and part of the fun was watching Harry’s face as he observed the holographic message sent from each of them.
3. Really, Barry?
What I loved most about Barry, Iris and Joe in this episode is that all that awkwardness between the three of them was so real. In a world overrun by superheroes and meta-humans, it’s nice to witness a little slice of totally human. I completely understand the uneasiness. It’s kind of a weird triangle the two have. For Joe, seeing Barry with Iris must be borderline incestuous since he considers both to be his kids. And Barry even commented that Joe is his dad. It was hilarious to watch the two guys stammering to discuss the West/Allen situation with each other. Fortunately, Iris was more clear-headed on the subject.
Even funnier than the clumsiness between Joe and Barry was watching Iris crack up after Barry, while trapped in a mirror, pours out his heart to her.
4. Awesome visual effects
This show is notorious for absolutely fabulous visual effects. With a man who can navigate through mirrors added to two speedsters, “The New Rogues” provided plenty of the wow factor.
5. The big reveal
It’s hard not to feel bad for Caitlin Snow. She’s becoming something she doesn’t want to be. Caitlin came face to face with her evil doppelganger, Killer Frost, after Zoom whisked her away to Earth 2. But Barry assured Caitlin hers was not a frigid future. Sadly, though, that was before he created Flashpoint. Now all bets are off, and Caitlin is on the fast track to becoming a full-blown meta. Of course, she could use her powers for good, which would add one more crime-fighting meta to Team Flash.
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