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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

My Review of The Flash 3.12- Untouchable

Barry helps Wally train, a new meta surfaces, and an old friend arrives...

Watching Barry help Wally train was sort of fun.  I do have to say that Wally has certainly come along a lot further and faster than Barry did at first.  I'm sure some of it is natural talent, just as I am sure that some of it has to do with Barry having experienced this all before and knowing how to help.  The only problem is that there is some stuff like phasing that takes a lot more finesse than other stuff, and that is where Wally appears to be falling short.  He is seriously gifted when it comes to the speed angle, but he is not so gifted in the finesse area.  Still, I was pleasantly surprised (although not shocked) when he picked up phasing so quickly.  Like Barry said, when the chips are down, the two of them can do some amazing things.

What was even more impressive was when Barry managed to vibrate the entire trains so it phased through the rubble.  Doing that obviously took a lot of energy, which is part of what made it so impressive.  Making a train of cars all vibrate at exactly the right frequency so they would go through rubble while remaining in the front car could not have been easy.  So color me impressed.

Was Barry a little unfair to Wally right after Iris was attacked?  Yes, but Barry did own up to it really quickly.  Given everything that was going on, lashing out at wally made a certain amount of sense emotionally.  Fortunately, it didn't seem to permanently damage their relationship, which is a good thing.

Speaking of relationships, I was highly amused at Joe's maneuvers to avoid taking a side in the whole Flash v. Kid Flash debate.  There really was no way for him to win that one, so staying as agnostic as possible was the best possible option.  Poor guy had a rough time there, but he handled it nicely.

What was also rough was learning about what Barry saw happen to Iris.  As I've said in the past, Iris was seriously wrong to hide it from Joe, particularly since she has always been so insistent that she be told everything and holding grudges against people for withholding information from her, even if she had no right to it.  In fairness to Barry, he has been in favor of telling Joe, it is mainly Iris who was resisting and Barry chose to honor her decision,  Iris really needs to get off of her moral high horse because it is beyond dead at this point.  She has no moral ground to stand on regarding secrets anymore, particularly after the secrets she held last season and then now.

Julian really needs to learn how to play with others.  He seems to take one step forward and then 2 steps back.  It was nice to see him encourage Caitlin, I just wish he would be better with everyone else.  And the idea about using Caitlin's frost to slow the progression of what the meta did to Iris was interesting.

How exactly did Jessie hop worlds?  I thought that the devices the enabled world hopping had been destroyed after Zoom, so only Cisco (or Supergirl since Cisco made the device for her) could move through worlds.  Maybe my memory is bad though, so who knows.  It will be interesting to see the gorilla world.

See everyone in two weeks!