In Review: The Flash – Don’t Run

The Thinker captures The Flash and imprisons him in a speedster proof prison. 

Synopsis: Amunet obducts Caitlin and puts her in meta-dampening handcuffs to stop her from changing into Killer Frost. Amunet demands that Caitlin perform a tricky medical operation and if she fails, Amunet will kill her. Meanwhile, The Thinker captures The Flash and imprisons him in a speedster proof prison.

Review: The Flash breaks for its midseason finale in style. This episode has so many twists and turns that I have no doubt that fans will be revisiting it and trying to analyze it over the Christmas break.

In a nutshell, Amunet and her insisting that Caitlin do an operation on a meta that has psychic abilities ties in with The Thinker’s plot. He is playing the long game and has thoroughly outwitted Barry and his team. The fact that both Flash and Caitlin end up being taken by two different villains splits the resources of Team Flash and forces Iris into making a difficult choice. Does she split the team in order to find both Flash and Caitlin or does she choose only to save one in the hope that the other manages to get away?

Adding a little humor to proceedings is the return of Ralph Dibney who manages to annoy the hell out of Cisco, but later gets to redeem himself.

Katee Sackhoff channels her best Mary Poppins impersonation as Amunet and gives Caitlin a little of her backstory about her life before she became a meta. It’s obvious that Sackhoff loves to play the villain and amps things up to the max. The scenes between Barry and The Thinker are a delight to watch and Neil Sandilands brings his A game to the table. The scene where he challenges Joe is also a joy to watch. 

Overall. This was a great episode to break on for Christmas and provides one hell of a cliffhanger for fans to chew the fat over.

The Flash - Don't Run
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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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