In Review: The Flash – Null And Annoyed

Barry and Ralph take different approaches to finding the remaining bus metas before DeVoe gets to them.

Synopsis: Barry and Ralph take different approaches to finding the remaining bus metas before DeVoe gets to them. However, Ralph’s cavalier attitude frustrates Barry and the two clash over what it means to be a hero. Meanwhile, Breacher returns to ask Cisco for a favor.

Review: The Flash returns with a somewhat hit and miss episode, which provides a little light entertainment and does just enough to move the story arc forward a little.

The comedy beats come in the form of Ralph Dibny goofing around while on the job, which is something that has Barry somewhat annoyed. Especially when Barry feels that Ralph’s goofy behavior is impacting their efforts to capture Null, who is subject 11 on the Thinker’s shopping list of metas. Truth be told I as the viewer was somewhat getting annoyed at the Ralph Dibny stuff. Although admittedly he does get to redeem himself by the close of the episode.

The course of most amusement in this episode was Cisco trying to help out Breacher who has lost his ability to use his vibe powers in an attacking way. Cisco and Caitlin run test on Breacher and come to the conclusion that his powers are fading because of his age. The comedy comes in the form of Cisco trying to hide this information from Breacher. Danny Trejo once again brings his A – game and does some nice comedy beats. The resolution of this sees Breacher asking Cisco to replace him, which could make for some fun and games in future episodes.

Elsewhere The Thinker has been far from honest with his wife having drugged her several times. Which could well mean that the Thinker’s engineer wife might well have a key role in his undoing. If she is able to break his hold on her.

Bethany Brown puts in a solid performance as Null even though I felt that the character was perhaps a little too easy for Barry and Ralph to deal with once they’d actually got their shit together. The annoying part is that it took them so bloody long. We also get fun cameos from Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes as Jay and Silent Bob. 

And what is Harry contacting Gideon for is likely to be a question that will be bugging fans for the next week.

Overall. This episode had some pretty solid performances from all concerned but was let down by the fact that the writers went a little too overkill with the comedy beats. At no point did I really feel that Barry and Ralph were in any real danger.

The Flash - Null And Annoyed
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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:
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