In Review: The Flash – Enter Flashtime

When a nuclear bomb detonates in downtown Central City, Barry, Jesse and Jay Garrick slow down time by entering Flashtime.

Synopsis: When a nuclear bomb detonates in downtown Central City, Barry, Jesse and Jay Garrick slow down time by entering Flashtime. As everyone in the city is frozen, the three speedsters push themselves to the breaking point to save the city and everyone in it.

Review: We get a bit of a break from the DeVoe storyline for this week and see Barry reunite with both Jay Garrick and Jesse Quick for a mission that requires their absolute best. The urgency of preventing a bomb from going off is a great drama device in and of itself, but when you add speedsters to that plot its a whole new ball of wax.

We get some great moments throughout this episode as Barry uses his newfound abilities to bring others into Fasttime with him. Which is something he uses on Cisco, Killer Frost, Wells and finally Iris to help him work the problem. Cisco tries to vibe it to a dead parallel earth but learns that he cannot use his power in Fasttime. While Frost tries to freeze the bomb, but much like Cisco, she finds herself ineffective in Fasttime.

When Barry seeks advice from Wells. The Scientist suggests that they throw the bomb into the speed force, but that is a risk that Jay Garrick advises against. Yet as fate would have it. The Speedforce does turn out to be a solution to the problem. So Harry’s idea is not completely without merit.

This was a fantastic episode with a lot of great moments and it was good to see The Flash breaking a sweat.

Overall. A fantastic episode with some awesome incidental music that literally had me on the edge of my seat. The incidental music was fantastic this week. Also cool was the visual effect used to represent the bomb and the speed force lightning as Barry used it to kill said bomb.

If Barry can’t defeat DeVoe after this experience. He doesn’t deserve to wear the suit.

The Flash - Enter Flashtime
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  • 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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