In Review: The Flash – All Doll’d Up

Nora lets something slip about the future that devastates Iris.

Synopsis: Nora lets something slip about the future that devastates Iris. In an attempt to distract his wife, Barry asks Iris to team up to stop a new meta, Rag Doll. Meanwhile, Caitlin learns something about her father.

Review: This episode features a spooky, but appropriately named meta-human and we also see Nora begin to warm to Iris thanks to a little intervention from Cecile.

The Story

Like most weeks. This episode has a few different story arcs running at the same time. Rag Doll is the villain of the week and is nothing more than a cat burglar with the ability to contort his body and fit into any space. He has a few targets in mind. One of which winds up being Bary.

Iris is still having issues with Nora, but these get resolved by the close of the episode when Iris proves herself to be just as heroic as The Flash, but without any Meta Abilities.

The most interesting thing going on in this weeks episode is the search for Caitlin’s lost father. Thanks to some vibing from Cisco, who pretty much near as damn kills himself due to their still being dark matter in his blood from Cicada’s attack. Caitlin learns that her father had worked with Professor Martin Stein. Furthermore, we also learn that Caitlin’s father knew that his daughter was Killer Frost.

The Acting

A few good performances this week, but the gong this week has to go to Danielle Nicolet her scenes where Cecile is giving Nora a bit of advice and help were really good and set things up perfectly for the reconciliation of Nora and Iris, which happened toward the close of the episode.

I was also impressed with Danielle Panabaker when Caitlin realized the risks that Cisco was taking for her.


It has to be said. The CGI in this weeks episode was really cool. Although I do wonder if some of the Rag Doll stuff was done by an actual contortionist or not. But seeing Rag Doll flatten his fingers so he could wedge them into the small opening in a jewelry box was really cool to watch.


A pretty decent episode, which felt like mostly filler given that we did not get any Cicada in it.

The Flash - All Doll'd Up
  • Story
  • Acting
  • CGI
  • Incidental Music

Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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