As The Flash continues it’s final multi-episode story arc, the weaknesses of the show are starting to become more and more apparent. It’s clear that the writers want certain things to happen, and in order to make those things happen, the unbelievable leaps and baffling sciences are becoming greater and greater. The personification of the Forces was never a great idea. But the show has been doubling down on the concept since it first emerged seasons ago. And now that it is moving towards its end game, they probably aren’t going to do away with that idea now.
Since the first and second episodes of this arc focused on the past and present respectively, it only makes sense that this third episode focuses on the future. This mysterious crystal representing the Negative Speed Force that has the ability to move through time possesses Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy). Meanwhile, Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett) continues to try to reconcile his resurrection in 2049. He is bitter that he sacrificed his life seemingly for nothing. The Negative Speed Force is hoping to use that anger to make him it’s new avatar. Flash (Grant Gustin) was more or less unsuccessful at stopping this in the future, and he vanished once again in the episode’s closing moments.
The Flash has had this weird trend these past couple of seasons of not committing to one singular villain. Instead, the main villain has existed in arcs. These villains are also former good guys now turned bad. It happened with Hellstorm (Robbie Amell) last season. This season saw Batwoman (Javicia Leslie) become the Red Death. Now Eddie Thawne — someone that had one of the greatest arcs in the first season — is being brought back to become the newest evil speedster. This story arc shouldn’t be judged as it isn’t over yet, but these episodes leading up to the finale feel like they are just stumbling towards the end rather than building towards something meaningful. If they stick the landing then it would all be worthwhile. But it’s unclear if the show has that momentum at this point.
The Flash airs Wednesdays on The CW.
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