The Flash: Mother
March 16, 2021 7:59 PM - Season 7, Episode 3 - Subscribe

I had trouble following this episode because the characters kept taking giant leaps to conclusions without taking the audience with them, and yes the show does that often, but this time was a new record. So much was happening so quickly, I couldn't keep up with who had what plan. I'm glad that, for once, the team was able to talk a villain down instead of having a big final fight to the death. I don't know if I want to see Eva again as an ally, but I'm open to it.

As for the revived Harrison Wells, that made so sense at all even by this show's standards. I understand where he came from and where he went at the end, but there was no internal logic setting any of that up. I was not happy with that.

I know the mirror arc was broken (heh) by the pandemic and the firing of Ralph's actor over the hiatus, so hopefully the next story arc is better designed and executed. I liked the mirror arc just fine until the pandemic interfered.
posted by Servo5678 at 5:16 AM on March 18, 2021

What a load of hokum. That was a terrible episode.

Iris' brainwaves just unscrambled themselves. Or maybe the SpeedForce unscrambled them. Or her mirror powers. Or the power of love. Who knows?

Eva's outfit is a terrible atrocity against clothing and fashion. Wells' eyeglasses are awfully on-trends for 2021, considering he died seven years ago. Of course if he's a time traveller, I guess he could have gone shopping for some new specs.

So Joe was just going to toddle off to the mirror universe and leave the baby without either parent? Good call, Joe.

Cisco, who was so adamant about giving up his powers is now happy to go superheroing with only unreliable tech and no natural protect. Smart move, Cisco. Way to be consistent your internal logic and personal desires.

I had forgotten about that whole paragon of love stuff. I'd like to forget about it again and never revisit it if this is the way it's going to be used.

I have no idea how those two bad illegally obtained photos are going to clear Sue, but whatever.

I don't know if it was the actress or the direction or the writing, but Eva was a terrible character: flat, boring, dimensionless (although maybe that last one was the point). I'm happy to see her gone and hope to never see her again.

I really think this show has run its course. There's no need for another season. There are no new ideas (or no good new ideas) coming out of the writers' room and even the actors look bored. Did you see the close-ups on Caitlin? She looked like everybody stuck in a work meeting they don't care about and can't escape. I'd sympathize with her, but she's getting paid to work on the show. We're just sacrificing 45 minutes of our lives to watch it.
posted by sardonyx at 8:53 PM on March 18, 2021

Who, or what, was Harrison Wells nodding at as the Speed Force was being resurrected?
posted by plastic_animals at 8:32 PM on March 24, 2021

sardonyx: I didn’t watch this episode, but after the previous one, I finally stopped watching and it sounds like I made the right choice. What a shame after such a fantastic first season. I guess I might be back for the big crossovers and whenever they decide to wrap things up.
posted by adrianhon at 11:12 AM on March 25, 2021

the firing of Ralph's actor over the hiatus,

The whole, "Ralph's face melted" thing was sorta-funny though. Although I would have just replaced EM with Plastic Man without saying anything and called it another "Crisis Thing" (Oh, Hi Plas... What's up?)

Who, or what, was Harrison Wells nodding at as the Speed Force was being resurrected?

Since he's living in all the timelines, he knows about the 4 color beams that came out of the top of STAR Labs during the recap "18 hours earlier" thing and knows that's a good thing? (Did Wally lose his powers too when the speed force was down?)
posted by mikelieman at 3:31 AM on March 28, 2021 [1 favorite]

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