In Review: The Flash (S7 – EP3) Mother

As Eva becomes more powerful, Barry and the team must find a way to stop her.

Synopsis: In ‘Mother’. As Eva becomes more powerful, Barry and the team must find a way to stop her. They are shocked when an old friend – Sue Dearbon risks her life to help.


The Story

Picking things up from where last week left off. The Flash has managed to retrieve Iris from the Mirrorverves, but unfortunately, her sense of identity and brain got a little frazzled. Feeling dejected Barry has pretty much given up all hope. Indeed a meeting with Mirror Master seems to be the last straw for him. Eva McCulloch aka Mirror Master has begun a reign of terror in Central City and has been taking people from this world and substituting them with mirror copies.

All hope isn’t lost though. As Barry soon learns when a new version of Harrison Wells pops up. In short, this version has the ability to time travel and has come to Central City in its hour of need. Pretty soon Barry with help from Wells is able to figure out a way to get Iris back. It turns out that she became scrambled due to her having retained some of the speed force within her. Which luckily allows the team to figure out a way to help Barry get his organic speed back. But it will take more than just speed to defeat Mirror Master and the battle is not at all what you’d expect. As Team Flash appeals to the better nature of Eva McCulloch.


The Acting

‘Mother’ includes some pretty strong performances from the regular cast as team flash quickly gets its mojo back. It was great to see Tom Cavanagh return and reprise a newer version of his Harrison Wells character, which started Barry on his journey 7 years ago. Cavanagh manages to make it believable as this new take on Harrison Wells is much less of a jerk than the previous incarnations. Almost as if he is made up of the best qualities of all of the Wells incarnations.

His scenes with Barry (Grant Gustin) were pretty special and the message of “Run to love” seemed like a great message for the episode. Also, the scenes he shares with Cisco toward the end of the episode sum up the relationship the two characters have shared. Indeed, Carlos Valdes absolutely nails it as Cisco.



Had the show been able to run its full season last year. ‘Mother’ would have been the season finale. To that end, it does a pretty good job of wrapping up the Mirror Master storyline. It is also kind of bitter-sweet. As once again we have to say goodbye to a Wells. But at least on this occasion, we can safely assume that Timeless Wells will travel back as and when he is needed.

So what does this new story arc that begins next week have in store. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. But might it have something to do with the Speed Force?

The Flash (S7 - EP3) Mother
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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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