The Flash: Marathon
February 4, 2020 6:39 PM - Season 6, Episode 10 - Subscribe

After The Citizen prints an explosive story, Iris's life is threatened. Refusing to hide from those that are attacking her, Iris sets out to expose a dangerous organization. Meanwhile, Barry must face the consequences of the Crisis and fulfill Oliver Queen's wish for him.
posted by oh yeah! (9 comments total)
 


I didn’t realize that the Monitor restoring Cisco’s Vibe powers only lasted during Crisis, I’d assumed they were going to ret-con that decision, oh well. And I’m confused about whether or not there’s a multiverse anymore. The Arrowverse characters keep saying there’s only Earth Prime, and that all the current CW shows are on the same Earth. But the end of Crisis showed us that other Earths were restored (such as Routh’s Superman’s Earth) and the upcoming Star Girl will not be on Earth Prime. So is Nash really the only Harrison Wells we'll get?
posted by oh yeah! at 7:20 AM on February 5


Yeah, the mixed messaging over the fate of the multiverse is very confusing. For now I'm assuming end of Crisis was shown to us as part of an omniscient perspective, while the characters have limited knowledge and are simply wrong.
posted by Pryde at 12:45 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


The way I understand it, the audience was shown a multiverse but the characters of the Arrowverse don’t know that multiverse exists. This was mainly at the behest of DC and Warner Brothers to distinguish their various properties, hence Brainy saying something along the lines of there could be a multiverse but resonating at unknown different frequencies.
posted by plastic_animals at 3:11 PM on February 5


Also the pathos of the Prime characters realizing that there is a new multiverse, and their old friends are still dead might become a story at some point.
posted by Ignorantsavage at 12:12 AM on February 6


Yeah poor Jesse. I wish she could've been more involved with Crisis and perhaps survive it. But I guess that was never going to happen since God Friend Me didn't get canceled (which is fine, I like that show, but I'm just saying).

I feel like both Supergirl and Flash doing "mysterious shadow organization is behind everything" storylines is a little bit much, but at least Black Hole makes slightly more sense since they've only been around for 7 years.
posted by numaner at 12:57 PM on February 6


I really wish they would just stop depicting anything to do with journalism on this show. Everything Iris does is so wrong and misguided that it hurts my head to watch these investigative-reporter-centric episodes.

Maybe it's time for John to retire and start on the next phase of his professional life: life coach for superheroes. I mean there are enough of them on this world now, that he's got a potentially large client base.

Of course the list of people Cisco put together is Who's Who, which is fitting as that pretty much began as a companion guide to Crisis as DC realized that readers were going to be encountering a whole pile of unfamiliar characters during Crisis. (Although why they're cards in a binder and not a searchable database is a mystery.) If he has done such a thorough job compiling his binder, there is really no need for him to go out on a permanent exploration of the newly formed Earth Prime. Yes, I know there are real-life reasons for writing Cisco out, but I just wish the show had handled it a bit better.

So if Nash is Harry's Prime replacement, does that make Allegra the new Jesse?
posted by sardonyx at 4:06 PM on February 8


I really wish they would just stop depicting anything to do with journalism on this show. Everything Iris does is so wrong and misguided that it hurts my head to watch these investigative-reporter-centric episodes.

Just think of the migraines we have to look forward to when the Superman & Lois spin-off starts and we get The Daily Planet on a weekly basis.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:08 PM on February 8


I'm holding out hope they figure it out for that show, as the Planet will really be a central focus that the other journalism establishments (including Catco) haven't been. (Yes, I know how deluded that sounds, given the Arrowverse track record when it comes to reporters and how they do their jobs.)
posted by sardonyx at 7:57 PM on February 8


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