After last week’s cliffhanger, The Flash is back with a bang as Barry’s identity as the Flash has been found out by Wolfe. This leads to him and various Metahuman prisoner locked up together, so it gets quite exciting to say the least. The last couple of episodes have ranged from meh to pretty good, let’s see if this episode fairs better.
After it’s revealed that the warden Wolfe has been making deals sell metahumans with Amunet, and the opening of this episode starts right where the last one ended. This is a pretty interesting way to segway into both the Amunet and main storyline, and it’s actually quite entertaining. Various other metahumans who made their debut earlier in the season popup once again as Amunet decides to sell them all. On the side of Team Flash, Dibny gains the power of shapeshifting into other people (it’s a cool effect), and they decide to have him form into Wolfe.
As we start to focus more and more on the main story, we finally get a few scenes with The Thinker. DeVoe and his wife obviously have all of this planned, but their relationship gets tense in unforeseen ways. She’s struggling with the fact he has the ability to read minds, which sort of mirrors of what went on with Joe and Cecile last episode (yeah I like to forget about that too). The performances from them are great as usual, even with the new actor playing DeVoe.
Back to Iron Heights, Barry finds a clever way to break out of the cells which lets him and the rest of the metahumans attempt to leave. As they make their daring escape, Dibny attempts to trick Amunet as Wolfe…which nearly works but no cigar. He, of course, gets another pep talk from the Team. This seems to be a very similar thing we’ve seen in the last couple episodes, so I hope he learns next time around.
The last fifteen minutes of the episode is quite the doozy as Barry and the meta-gang finally escape only to find Wolfe at the end of the road. Wolfe reveals to the group Barry is the Flash, and they turn on him. Before they get their hands on him, Hazard turns good and uses her luck against the rest. However it’s not over, The Thinker arrives just in time to kill just about everyone; including warden Wolfe. He also takes the powers of all of the metahumans and makes sure to change his body once again, this time Hazard.
This was actually pretty darn good, and I was on the edge of my seat when DeVoe was laying waste. This isn’t even the biggest moment of the episode, and that award goes to when Dibny gets Barry free of his charges. With his new found powers, Ralph turns into the original DeVoe and claims he’s still alive. The scene goes by very quickly and things get fixed without a lot of questions from the judge. I like the fact he’s finally out of jail, but the whole storyline is a bit questionable.
Overall, this was an enjoyable episode that puts the focus back to Barry. His escape from jail with the rest of the metas was a highlight, and The Thinker is also once again quite good. The Dibny “struggling” with being a superhero gets a bit repetitive, but it doesn’t make up too much of the episode. I’m interested to see where the show heads to next, but it seems like we’ll have to wait three weeks for that.
The Flash is on The CW every Tuesday 8/7 c.