The Flash: The Speed of Thought
March 13, 2021 2:35 PM - Season 7, Episode 2 - Subscribe

When Barry suddenly gains the power of speed thinking, he attempts to use his new gift to safe Iris. While Barry is thrilled with his new power, Cisco is hesitant to trust it. Meanwhile, Eva must face a shattering truth.
posted by oh yeah! (2 comments total)
You know, I really enjoyed last week's episode, what with Grant Gustin's fun medley of Wells impersonations. But, oof, did not enjoy this one. Barry has been too stupid for too long for me to find speed-smart-Barry the teensiest bit believable, so I found his emotionless persona just boring rather than the creepy I guess they were going for. And are we going to have the next episode full of guilt-ridden Barry being forgiven by the team? Ugh. At least we got confirmation of the return of a Wells next week.
posted by oh yeah! at 2:39 PM on March 13, 2021

I enjoyed it but, yes, the "speed thinking" was terribly confused. It mixed up Barry thinking fast, which goes along with his super speed anyway, and Barry suddenly becoming incredibly smart with knowledge he hasn't acquired. Plus The Flash has already done genius who loses his humanity with the Thinker (and Supergirl did a version with Brainy last season). On the plus side, the delay in filming the final two episodes of last season allowed Danielle Panabaker to return earlier than expected and Killer Frost on Velocity X was very fun.

It will be interesting to see what they do with Wells Prime. Thawne killed him before Cisco and Caitlyn were hired, thus before S.T.A.R. labs blew up, so he'll be walking into a lab of total strangers.
posted by plastic_animals at 10:52 AM on March 14, 2021

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