The Flash is back! After a rather slow re-opening week for The Flash, episode 11 really picked up and I was engaged throughout the whole episode. Episode 11 brought up the intensity with the return of Eobard Thawne, the main villain from season one. Much of this episode spent time dealing with what to do with the Reverse-Flash. The rest of the episode continued on relationships. A big theme for this episode was “loved ones leaving.” Obviously, Barry grew up with almost everyone he loved leaving him, with his mom dying and his father going to jail, Barry really knows what it is like to be abandoned. There are a few other characters in this episode who go through similar arcs with loved ones leaving them in different ways. I thought this theme was very fitting and I enjoyed the way that there were similarities in the various story lines going on.
The story and writing for this episode was on-par with most of the episodes so far. The story for this episode gets a little complicated with explaining how the Reverse-Flash got traveled to this Earth and time, but the producers do a good job of explaining it clearly through Harrison Wells. Another thing this episode did really well was making character development interesting. We got to see several characters including Cisco and Wally develop and change. We’ll see Wally more in upcoming episodes. Without giving anything away, we also learned some crucial information about a new character that has been officially introduced to the show, although that character may not make any waves till later in this season or even next season.
The Flash did so much in this week’s episode. With the ongoing theme of “loved ones leaving” and the character development, so much seemed to happen. The episode is done in such a way that I found the whole episode to be captivating and found myself thinking the episode was only 20 minutes. I wanted more! I can’t wait till next week’s episode.
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