The Flash: Death of the Speed Force
March 10, 2020 7:07 PM - Season 6, Episode 14 - Subscribe

Kid Flash returns to Central City with a Zen attitude and new tricks up his sleeve. While thrilled to see his family again, Wally confides to Barry that he returned because he thinks there is something wrong with the speed force. Meanwhile, Cisco returns from his fact-finding mission across Earth-Prime.
posted by oh yeah! (4 comments total)
interesting episode, and always good to see Wally back. But one thing bugs me: Thawne is from Earth 2. When this merge happened, where's Prime Thawne? And why does Thawne have the Wellses' ghost bodies and can possess Nash? I'm never clear on which Thawne we're dealing with.

I'm both laughing and shaking my head at the idea of "artificial speed force". I guess there's comic books precedents, but it's still ridiculous.
posted by numaner at 2:47 PM on March 12, 2020

Thawne is like The Flash's version of the Master on Doctor Who. Both are obsessed with the title character, seem to die with some frequency, only to reappear at a later date without explanation. I loved the fight scene between Thawne and Cisco.

This episode probably had one too many things going on for its own good. The returns of Wally, Cisco and Thawne could have each been standalone episodes. Are we really only getting one episode with Wally? That's disappointing.
posted by plastic_animals at 4:33 PM on March 12, 2020 [1 favorite]

When Nash and Cisco were talking, Cisco said something to the effect of no, he didn't see other people who were from this earth because they would poof out of existence. That didn't make any sense because at first they weren't speaking about dopplegangers (or at I least I don't think they were) and second there are lots of people currently on Earth Prime who weren't Earth-1 residents (Freeland inhabitants, refugees from Earth-38, Supergirl and Friends, etc.)

I really wish that the Arrowverse people would sit down at the start of every season and write a rule book for events: if X happens, it has A, B and C effects. It doesn't mean M, N, and O.

I swear as viewers we end up putting in more effort into understanding what is supposed to be going on than these shows are worth.
posted by sardonyx at 6:31 PM on March 14, 2020

Also, it made absolutely no sense for both speedsters to waste their speed heading out together. I can't image that it takes less speed/energy to phase than it does to turn a corner and zigzag a bit.
posted by sardonyx at 6:35 PM on March 14, 2020

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