Synopsis: In ‘Good-Bye Vibrations’. Cisco and Kamila tell the team they are leaving Central City. However, Barry, Iris and Caitlin don’t have much time to digest the news because a new version of Rainbow Raider strikes, and Original Team Flash must join together one final time to save the city.
Cisco’s last day at Starlabs is interrupted when a bank robbery takes place. The bank teller involved is left feeling so euphoric that he signed over a cashier’s cheque to the robber. It isn’t long before Team Flash gets on the case. Initially, Barry and Caitlin try to work the problem without Cisco. Only furthering Cisco’s hurt feelings by the fact that Barry and Caitlin seem to be trying to act like it is any other day. Eventually, Chester P. Runk comes up with a device that can stop Rainbow Raider.
Carlos Valdes puts in a wonderful performance for his final adventure as Cisco, who has been very much the glue that has held Team Flash together over the years. I loved the scenes in which Cisco was showing Chester (Brandon McKnight) the ropes. The interplay that the two actors have had in recent episodes has been fun to watch. Chester very much feels like a younger version of Cisco insofar as his general excitement to be working at Starlabs.
We also get a fun and somewhat scary rendition of Lady Ga Ga’s Poker Face as performed by Valdes and Grant Gustin.
‘Good-Bye Vibrations’ is a bitter-sweet episode. Firstly, because we’re seeing the departure of one of the most loved characters on the series, but also because of how it will change the dynamic of the show.
Additionally, we got a villain in this episode who wasn’t really a villain. In Rainbow Raider we got a character that was doing the wrong thing, but for the right reasons. This was somewhat of a refreshing change. Further adding to the pot was a nice little easter egg referencing ‘The Green Lantern’. This came in the form of Rainbow Raider’s use of a ‘Ferris Air’ sticker on the side of her van. Also, the airship that she steals is taken from Ferris Air. The significance is that Hal Jordan, the original Green Lantern worked as a test pilot for Ferris Air.
Overall, a fairly good episode and a nice send-off for a much-loved character. However, we get the addition of a twist in the post-credits as we see Cecile’s reflection come back at her as Masquerade in the mirror. Which has some interesting possibilities as the show moves into its second part of the season.
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