It’s the end of the world in The Flash

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The Flash can be a pretty terrible show at times, filled with all manner of bad acting that is usually reserved for soap operas and folks hired to perform terribly at SA Idol auditions so that people can actually feign some sort of interest in that waning product. Hell, an episode of The Flash is even easier to dissect, with most episodes using this template:

  • MY NAME IS BARRY ALLEN AND I YAM DER FASTEST GUY ALIVES
  • OH NO YOU’RE NOT, MAZDA ZOOM IS!
  • CRAP!
  • FACE THE WRATH OF [WEEKLY VILLAIN]
  • OW MY BUTT THIS GUY IS TOO STRONG
  • HI I’M CISCO, YOU LOCAL MACGUFFIN BAD-GUY NAMER
  • JOE, WHADDA I DOOOO
  • THIS ISN’T WHO YOU IS BERRY!
  • MOTIVATION!
  • RUN BERRY RUN
  • OW MY BUTT THE FLASH HAS EXPLOITED MY ONE WEAKNESS WHICH IS INTRINSICALLY CONNECTED TO THE MORAL OF THIS EPISODE
  • MAZDA-ZOOM ZOOM IS STILL THE QUICKEREST WITH THE PLOT TWIST

But you know what? I still love watching The Flash. At it’s heart, The Flash is a very silly season that doesn’t give a damn. It’s running at full speed with decades of comic book history behind it and embracing the sheer lunacy of crimson speedster who fights psychic gorillas, mercenary pyromaniacs and Luke Skywalker. The current second season ended with the Flash almost dead at the hands of a parallel Earth speedster known as Zoom, who is busy fattening Barry up for the mother of all Speed Force kills. And things are about to become more messed up when the series resumes:

It’s the end of the world, as Barry knows it. There’s some big teases at play here, including a return of the presumed-dead Reverse Flash, a jaunt into Earth-2 with Team Flash and the appearance of Deathstorm and Killer Frost. Who just so happen to probably be parallel Earth versions of Caitlyn Snow and her deceased fiancé Ronnie Raymond.

Speaking to EW, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg teased that Barry’s next round with Zoom “might not take place on our Earth,” while “at some point, [Team Flash is] going to decide to take the fight to Zoom.” The rest of the second season of The Flash kicks off this week.

Last Updated: January 19, 2016

Darryn Bonthuys

Word-slinger at Critical Hit. Inventor of the macho Swiss gym chocolate known as Testoblerone. That's...that's about it really.

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