The Flash: The One with The Nineties
April 7, 2021 5:06 PM - Season 7, Episode 6 - Subscribe

Cisco and Chester travel back in time and get stuck in 1998. Meanwhile, Iris forges a connection with the speed force.
posted by oh yeah! (1 comment total)
It was a time travel episode, so it should have been fun. Sadly it wasn't. Why were Cisco and Chester hanging out at a high school? Just for the Back to the Future reference?

Why, why, why would you put a Blockbuster in a cinema? Sure, I can't say there was never a Blockbuster located in a movie theatre, but I'm guessing there weren't too many. Besides, I'm betting that if they had spent more than two minutes location scouting, the production team could have found an actual Blockbuster location that was empty at the time of shooting.

Maybe this episode would have had some emotional impact if the audience actually knew anything about Chester or cared anything about Chester. As it is, it felt like a massive waste of time, and it didn't make me warm up to Chester and embrace him as part of team Flash.

Don't get me started on the names of the forces. The Still Force. The Sage Force. SAGE Force? What the heck is that? And how does that relate to fear? And Still? Wouldn't, I don't know, maybe Inertia Force be better or more sciency if that's what they wanted? Maybe it's an S-thing: all the Forces have to start with the letter S, just like anybody in Clark Kent's circle of acquaintances has to have the initials LL. Uggghhh!

Speed Force Nora had a nice white/off-white coat. There, I said one good thing about the episode.
posted by sardonyx at 11:51 AM on April 8, 2021

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