This week’s episode of “The Flash” was all about being disappointed by heroes, with Wells breaking the trust of his team after the arrival of a vengeful former S.T.A.R. Labs employee and Iris having to deal with the reality that her new reporting mentor and journalism idol might be a jerk.
Okay, this week’s crossover episode of “The Flash” was the most loaded hour of television I have ever watched, so just bear with me here. Not only did it feature a very significant appearance from Team Arrow, but Barry became the bad guy and essentially ruined everyone’s lives for a bit thanks to the effects of a meta-human and Oliver had to fight him (hence the title “Flash vs. Arrow”). Oh, and Eddie now has an agenda against the Flash and wants to take him down with a task force.
This week’s episode of “The Flash” was all about time, which I suppose one could contribute to the appearance of the Clock King (who was on “Arrow” a while back as well, for anyone who remembers). References were made to the past and to the future, and our characters often found themselves running out of time or caught in situations with terrible timing.
The CW’s highly anticipated “Arrow” spinoff finally premiered on Oct. 7, and it did not disappoint. Comic book-based television shows are slowly gaining more steam, with shows like “Arrow”, “Gotham”, and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” proving that superheroes can successfully exist on the small screen. “The Flash” pilot was rare in the way that it was immediately captivating and laid a good foundation for the rest of the season.