Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Flash S1 Finale

After work today I finally sat down and watched the final two episodes of season one of The Flash. Like with Arrow I watched with my buddy Erik via Skype.

First I watched Season 1 Episode 22 "Rogue Air" Cisco discovers that Wells has been supercharging his speed while he sits in his wheelchair, which is why he is so much faster than Barry. The particle accelerator is activated and the team realizes that Wells has been at S.T.A.R. Labs the entire time and he has repaired the accelerator. While investigating, Wells escapes but the team is able to find and rescue Eddie, who is disillusioned after Wells showed him that Iris marries Barry in the future. Eddie later tells Iris what he knows of her future and ends their relationship. Worried that when the accelerator reaches full power the metahumans imprisoned inside will be killed, the team decides to relocate them to the A.R.G.U.S. prison on Lian Yu. In order to set up a safe transport, Barry is forced to go to Leonard Snart for help. Snart agrees but only after Barry erases Snart's criminal record and history from the CCPD database. Snart sabotages the transport and allows the metahumans to escape. Wells arrives back at the lab just as the accelerator fully charges. Barry, Ronnie, and Oliver all meet outside to fight Wells. After each tries battling Wells individually, they coordinate efforts and Oliver finally stops him with a nanite injection that disables Wells' speed.

I enjoyed this episode alot but it did bother me that Snart turned "bad" again.  I mean I guess he was never good but still, with this character moving on to Legends of Tomorrow it's hard to believe this guy will be a member of this team.

Anyways I enjoyed the episode but halfway through it I kept thinking to myself... when is the big battle happening but then would remember that this wasn't the finale, but only the second to last episode. But at the end of this episode I did get a somewhat "big" fight between The Flash and Reverse Flash, with the help of Arrow and Heatwave and that was pretty awesome.

Then I watched the finale, Season 1 Episode 23 "Fast Enough" Barry visits Wells where Wells describes their relationship in the future, why he killed Barry's mother, and why he ultimately had to help Barry become the Flash. Wells also propositions Barry, requesting help creating a wormhole where Wells can return to his time, while also allowing Barry to go back in time to save his mother. Barry and the team are conflicted, as this could alter the timeline in an undeterminable way. Barry decides to go through with it, so Wells informs him that he will need to turn the particle accelerator on and then super speed at the right velocity into a hydrogen particle to create a wormhole. Barry will have less than 2 minutes to change the past, or the wormhole will create a black hole that could destroy the world. Barry successfully travels back in time, but his future self motions him not to save their mother. Instead, Barry identifies himself and reassures Nora that he is safe in the future before she dies. Barry returns and stops Wells from returning to his time. Before Wells can kill Barry, Eddie shoots himself causing Wells, as he is reverted back into Eobard, to be erased from existence. The team is unable to prevent the black hole from being created, and Barry super speeds into it in an effort to stop it.

This was one of my favorite finales this season and that's saying alot as it's been a season of some amazing finales. Flash has been nothing but amazing from beginning to end. Unlike Arrow, I can't really think of any bad episodes this season. I guess the series plays towards my likes.. I'm a huge fan of Superman and Captain America (good guys) not so much a fan of Batman (anti-hero) and I feel that Arrow has gone down that anti-hero path and has gotten a bit to dark for me.

The Flash on the other hand has had nothing but fun (though dark at times) episodes. This finale was awesome. Barry finally gets to go back in time to save his mother but then is told by his future self to not do it so he allows his mother to be killed. I am happy to say that Barry does get to be with his mother as she dies in his arms.. it brought me to tears.

So many feels in this episode, I was laughing one second, then crying the next. You're happy for characters and then sad for characters but the biggest shocker came towards the end. That's when Eddie sacrificed himself to save everyone. It was an amazing ending to a character who's always been playing second fiddle to Barry. I did like his goodbye speech to Iris about being a Hero.. and at the end he was the biggest hero of them all.

And just when you thought it was over... the blackhole reappears and Central City begins to get sucked up into the abyss. Though the odds are against him The Flash has to try and close by the hole by running really fast but they way they did this scene was amazing. He ran up a crumbling building and then started hopping from debris to debris to get to the center of the black hole before the screen went black and the episode was over.

I can't wait for more of The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow on the CW. DC really knows how to make some amazing TV.

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