The Flash: I Know Who You Are
May 2, 2017 7:07 PM - Season 3, Episode 20 - Subscribe

Barry and the team meet Tracy Brand, a scientist who may be the key to stopping Savitar. Unfortunately, Killer Frost is also after Tracy, so Team Flash must battle their old friend, which proves to be particularly difficult for Cisco. Meanwhile, Joe and Cecile's relationship takes a big turn. Also Savitar is revealed to be....

...drum roll....

Future Flash
posted by oh yeah! (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Ugh. They went that route. At least last week I had some hope they wouldn't make it so predictable. Maybe, if we're lucky Other Barry will turn out to be a robot with a smaller Savitar inside of it.

I don't like New Caitlin. How dare she have the hubris to think she can control the Speed Force, the Lord almighty that protects us all?!?
posted by FallowKing at 10:09 PM on May 2, 2017

If this has to be the way the story goes, I want Barry to defeat his future self by gathering up all of his enemies from the past - Eobard Thawne, Captain Cold, the whole gang - and say to them "You wanna kill the Flash? There he is in that glowing armor suit. Have at him."
posted by Servo5678 at 5:01 AM on May 3, 2017 [5 favorites]

Recap roundup:
*AV Club recap - The Flash finally unmasks Savitar, but is it worth the wait? (It’s not.)
*IGN review - Savitar finally unmasks.
*Den of Geek - We learn the true identity of Savitar
*EW recap - Come for the (boring) Savitar unmasking. Stay for Killer Frost and Tracy Brand.

Well, 'Barry is the worst' has been a pretty common refrain in these threads, I guess the writers might as well make it literal. But, yeah, this gets an 'ugh' from me too. (Den of Geek sure loves it, are they in an alternate Earth?)
posted by oh yeah! at 5:43 AM on May 3, 2017 [1 favorite]

Finally just a little forward momentum, but it was still bogged down.

I'm also baffled by the Den of Geek's upbeat attitude. Like:
There is now pretty much a zero chance that The Flash screws this up.
I think they may have confused this with another show.

Other stuff:
* Killer Frost is always a good time.

On a positive note, seeing Killer Frost riding an ice slide all over town was genuinely great. Plus, it's nice to see Danielle Panabaker get something to do besides moon over some boy. She's talented, she's fun and being a villainess works for her. So that actually did work for me, and just a whole episode of cat and mouse with her probably would've been fine.

* It's nice to see Joe ever do the right thing.

Joe's penchant for lying to protect people is terrible, and hopefully this is him putting that to rest.

* Brand is pretty funny.

I liked her comparing herself to Sarah Connor, only to have everyone correct her to Miles Dyson. HR chasing after her was pretty cringey though.

* Everything else felt pretty meh.

Too many speeches. Julian badgering Cisco was hugely annoying. The reveal is, of course, the dumb and obvious choice. (I maintain that Iris would've been the funniest - and therefore best - option.)

I'm on board with Barry is the worst, and I could see him going full villain, but I just don't see them doing something fun with this. Here's hoping I'm wrong.
posted by mordax at 8:53 AM on May 3, 2017 [1 favorite]

I do not mind the idea of Future Barry as Savatar but I sure mind the slow and sloppy way we got here.
posted by phearlez at 1:14 PM on May 3, 2017 [3 favorites]

I mind that the obvious thing, that had literally been announced by the villain several times was treated as the epic reveal; the feeling was all off.

But Killer Frost was enjoyable and Brand was fun and they salvaged a meh out of this episode.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 7:03 PM on May 3, 2017

"I mind that the obvious thing, that had literally been announced by the villain several times was treated as the epic reveal; the feeling was all off."

Truer words...
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 8:31 PM on May 3, 2017

I thought the Killer Frost chase was great; too bad it ate up all their budget so they had to get Future Barry's scar makeup from the Halloween store.
posted by MrBadExample at 11:03 PM on May 3, 2017

I want Future Barry to be the one true Barry and the rest of the show is Wally fighting Future Barry.
posted by numaner at 12:22 PM on May 10, 2017 [1 favorite]

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