‘The Flash’ Recap and Review: “Think Fast”
This week on The Flash, Clifford made his move. In one of the best opening sequences of the series he shifted into John Diggle to get into an A.R.G.U.S. Black Ops site and used all of his abilities to take out agents and access Fallout’s holding cell.
Back at S.T.A.R. Labs, Harry continued to deteriorate and he didn’t remember that Iris asked him to proofread her blog that morning as the team relied on it for new leads on both Clifford and Marlize. From a tip, they learned that A.R.G.U.S. was broken into. Cisco had to decode the tip after DeVoe scrambled it to block them. To learn where the base is, Barry sped to Star City to get the real John.
Diggle accessed the system and discovered that he or DeVoe was there and Fallout was already releasing high levels of energy. After learning that there were agents still alive and Barry couldn’t recklessly run in, they surmised that they had twelve hours before the Enlightenment began. Elsewhere, Joe scrambled to pack Cecile’s hospital bag while waiting for Wally to show up. He was weirded out when she began to talk like the pizza delivery guy complete with skater dude lingo.
Harry and Iris began to look into Marlize’s past to discover where she might be, while Cisco and Caitlin suggested that Barry take them into Flash time with him to stop DeVoe and save the hostages. They explained that Barry was actually creating a speed force aura that could be extended to them without touching them. Their first training session landed Cisco on his face, unable to open a full breach.
Taking a break, Caitlin went to check up on Cecile and explained that as she prepared to give birth her body was stretching to prepare, causing her mind to stretch and take on behaviors from those around her. Upstairs, Harry suggested that they try to get Marlize to help them. Iris hated the idea and left to work on her own. Back in training, Caitlin ended up unconscious. She also saw a flashback from when she was younger.
Barry demanded that they stop training because he didn’t want them to get killed. Elsewhere, Harry went to Barry and Iris’ apartment to try and get her to understand why they should go to Marlize for help. Despite her irritation with Harry and his plan, Iris realized that Marlize was hiding at her and Clifford’s first home in England. Back at the lab, Cisco called out Barry’s guilt over Ralph’s death and how it was keeping him from training them. Finally conceding, they got back to work while Iris and Harry went to England.
The trio was able to successfully save everyone at A.R.G.U.S. and stop the satellite, but DeVoe declared that everyone’s enlightenment was still coming and that love was the source of all human error. He told Barry that he would learn that as well before disappearing into his dimension. After all of the agents were sent home, Caitlin asked Cisco to vibe her to the flashback she had during training. There they learned that Killer Frost was a part of her before the particle accelerator exploded.
In England, the tension between Iris and Marlize was high as Iris asked Marlize what she was willing to do for the world. At S.T.A.R. Labs, DeVoe hacked their system and used Gideon and one of their satellites to begin the Enlightenment.
Review of Tuesday’s episode of The Flash
It was easy to guess that DeVoe would find another way to achieve his goals despite the loss of his satellite, so that was no surprise. What was a surprise is the first hint of truth about Caitlin’s powers. I’m interested to see what her powers mean for not only Killer Frost but other metahumans who may have gotten their powers before the particle accelerator incident.
Great performances as usual from Neil Sandilands, Kim Engelbrecht, and Tom Cavanagh. Sandilands has this unexpected villain swagger and Engelbrecht has brought such a great emotional intensity to the series this season. Cavanagh has had to play so different versions of Harry Well that I can’t help but be impressed.
I’m giving this week’s episode an 8.5 out of 10.
The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 PM EST on The CW Network.
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