Synopsis: After hearing that Amunet has struck a deal to buy all of the metahumans in Iron Heights, Barry must decide if he should expose his powers in order to save his cellmates. After a visit from an old friend, Ralph is reminded of his shady past and wonders if he’s really a changed man.
Review: Barry has to organize a prison break in order to prevent Warden Wolf from selling the metahumans to Amunet. But it seems that his own team is also trying to prevent Wolf from his goals and very nearly success thanks to a new found power that Ralph has discovered.
It was only a matter of time before Barry got released from Prison and this is pretty much the episode where we see it happen, but it is not thanks to the prison break.
We see the cracks beginning to show between The Thinker and his mechanic, but we also seem to be seeing some of the threads of Thinker’s plans for the bus meta’s. In a nutshell, he wants to absorb all their powers. Which could make The Thinker a dangerous villain indeed if he is allowed to succeed.
We get a nice little guest appearance from Paul McGillion as an old associate of Ralph’s who proved key to Ralph discovering a new power, which allows him to change his appearance. This power proves key to eventually getting Barry out of prison, but legally.
I really enjoyed the fact that we get to see Barry use some of his genius knowledge in order to hack the hi-tech prison cells that Wolf is keeping the metahumans in. Seeing Barry use his intelligence in order to get out of a tricky situation is something we’ve not really seen all that much on the series. I hope it is something we get to see more of. It would make sense if we did given that Barry and his team are going to need to out-think The Thinker.
Overall. A really solid episode. I’m glad that the writers dialed back on the silliness a little and hope that they can retain this tone until the end of the season.
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