The Flash: True Colors
February 6, 2018 8:54 PM - Season 4, Episode 13 - Subscribe

After hearing that Amunet has struck a deal to buy all of the metahumans in Iron Heights, Barry must decide if he should expose his powers in order to save his cellmates. After a visit from an old friend, Ralph is reminded of his shady past and wonders if he's really a changed man.
posted by oh yeah! (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Man, that was a frustrating episode overall.

* Really, none of the other inmates could figure out Barry was the Flash until it was spelled out?
* Poor bad luck lady.
* Trials sure are terrible in the Arrowverse.

Some good stuff though:
* Killer Frost does give a mean pep talk.
* Dibny's shape shifting was pretty funny, especially while failing.
* I appreciate that Amunet doesn't pay herself enough for this.
* Dr. Carson Beckett's sure fallen on some hard times.
posted by mordax at 12:49 AM on February 7, 2018 [1 favorite]

It wasn't a great episode, Dibney's failed shapeshifting was funny (I hope it doesn't stay around as a regular power, but I'm probably going to be disappointed) AND we're freed from the wooden acting of the guy who DeVoe had taken over before. I really was not enjoying him, so I'm glad that's done.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 6:03 AM on February 7, 2018

well, at least he's out of jail. I think Central City's justice system needs some serious reforming. but whatever, now we can get back to Barry vs a bunch of metas inside one body.

Jinx is crazy powerful, I don't see how they can fight her/DeVoe without just throwing a ton of meta-dampeners at them.
posted by numaner at 4:16 PM on February 7, 2018

I give them credit for making Barry's appeal just as bonkers as his trial!

(I actually really liked the DeVoe reveal during the appeal.)
posted by plastic_animals at 12:43 PM on February 8, 2018 [1 favorite]

I am more than a little peeved that the deus ex machina I suggested a couple of weeks ago as a way for Barry to do Flash things instead of sitting in prison was, instead, used to imitate a known dead man. Was there no autopsy of the very dead body in Barry's apartment?
posted by hanov3r at 3:50 PM on February 8, 2018 [3 favorites]

* hand wave * there was no autopsy that you can recall
posted by numaner at 9:59 PM on February 8, 2018

I'll admit I dozed off a bit towards the end of the episode (stupid long work day), so maybe I missed where this was explained. (Also, the episode wasn't doing anything to help keep me awake.)

Initially DeVoe put his mind in that body because the meta's psychic powers enabled his one-with-the-universe intellectuals capabilities to survive in that body. Fine. Handwave away logic. I know DeVoe's wife (blanking on her name) made alterations to the chair. Okay. But was that enough to allow his consciousness to be transferred and reside safely in Hazard's (again I'm having a name blanking issue today) body?
posted by sardonyx at 9:12 AM on February 9, 2018

I feel sorry for DeVoe's wife. Also, why is he body switching? What if his wife doesn't go for ladies? Aw, Becky.

Again, it should have been obvious who The Flash was.

Why was Iris in a bathrobe at the prison?

It sure seems like after three episodes of Barry in jail they just waned it over and done with.
posted by jenfullmoon at 6:40 PM on February 10, 2018

Why was Iris in a bathrobe at the prison?

Oh good, that wasn't just me wondering.

As soon as it was "revealed" that Barry was the Flash (I thought they already knew and were just going along to escape), I thought "well, everyone here is about to be killed".

Also, after the fight in the gym when they are imploring Barry to just leave: "this might be the only chance we have to rescue you!". But it's already established that Barry can leave regular prison (and go to China and back) whenever he wants.

Wow, that chair is a real pew ex machina (I'll show myself out).
posted by mikepop at 10:55 AM on March 12, 2018 [1 favorite]

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