The Flash: News Flash
October 30, 2018 7:37 PM - Season 5, Episode 4 - Subscribe

Barry and Iris face the ultimate parenting test when Team Flash battles Spin; Ralph and Sherloque combine their detective skills in the search for Cicada's identity.
posted by oh yeah! (10 comments total)
 
Tom Cavanagh's schtick is really starting to grate on me. He's not quite a good enough actor to pull off all his wacky roles.
posted by runcibleshaw at 8:09 PM on October 30 [1 favorite]


I liked that true to any Wells, he's humble enough to admit when someone else is right and not a complete ass like you expect him to be.

Nora is kind of becoming a brat, and I hope she grows out of it soon. I'm all on Iris' side for this, especially because there's literally a power-dampening meta serial killer out there, and if they never caught him, that's already enough reasons for me to consider giving my metahuman kid a normal life.
posted by numaner at 12:07 AM on October 31


Yeah, I think it's reasonable to assume something like that went down in the future.

Sherloque is a moron. I really hate when we're told that someone is soooooo smart and then they are dumber than shit.

Nora, don't go for the fake news girl. Just don't. She's cute but evil.
posted by jenfullmoon at 6:25 AM on October 31


It turns out that Jesse L. Martin injured his back between seasons, which is why he has been sitting down looking like he is on painkillers. Somewhat spoilery details on TVLine.
posted by plastic_animals at 5:08 PM on October 31 [2 favorites]


Poor guy. I hope it's something he can get relief from. Since he doesn't have that puffy look that I associate with people on steroids for injuries, I was worried it was some terminal illness or stroke paralysis or something.
posted by oh yeah! at 6:32 PM on October 31 [2 favorites]


Sassing your future mother doesn't seem that smart if you want to be born.
posted by yonega at 6:49 PM on October 31 [5 favorites]


I'm on Team Iris as well. I'm sure it will turn out that she had a better reason to slow Nora down, but it would have been hell on a non-speedster single parent to deal with a speedster toddler.

The Iris-Nora argument at the end had me laughing because it is so typical of the Berlanti-produced Arrowverse shows. How many times have we seen characters get angry with each other because neither communicates what needs to be communicated solely because that disagreement needs to fester for a while before there is a dramatic payoff?
posted by plastic_animals at 11:33 AM on November 1 [4 favorites]


So Nora found out about her powers from someone else, and previously we learned that someone else gave her the idea to come back in time to punch the satellite during the Enlightenment. I still say that Eobard Thawne is wrapped up in all of this, screwing with Barry's family after Barry disappeared in the crisis...
posted by Servo5678 at 11:50 AM on November 1 [4 favorites]


How many times have we seen characters get angry with each other because neither communicates what needs to be communicated solely because that disagreement needs to fester for a while before there is a dramatic payoff?

I even expect it now and gets nervous when they delay it because I just want to be done and over with every season.
posted by numaner at 4:19 PM on November 1 [1 favorite]


I think Nora is being overdramatic about it, but she does have a legitimate gripe. She says she only found out about her powers six months earlier, and the area of extraction of the power suppression chip is still a little pink. If she's adult enough to be a CSI, she's a legal adult and should have been told about an implant that completely changed the way her body functioned.

It's hard to tell if it's deliberate subtext, but part of her rant was that she could tell something was wrong with her and she feels her own mother gaslit her into thinking she was just imagining things.

Iris was probably not wrong to have the power suppressor put in (look at Impulse's backstory in the comics), but she was probably wrong not to tell Nora sooner than she did.
posted by Karmakaze at 1:44 PM on November 7


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