In Review: The Flash – Shade

Flashpoint returns to bite Barry on the butt again...

Synopsis: When Wally starts having dreams about being Kid Flash, Barry realizes he has to tell Wally, Iris and Joe about what happened to Wally in Flashpoint in order to keep him safe.

Review: A lot happening in The Flash this week and much like in Supergirl. The villain of the week is secondary to all the drama going on with the surrounding characters.  Caitlin finally reveals that she is developing Killer Frost powers and is fearful that she maybe come the Killer Frost that Flash had encountered in the past.

Meanwhile Alchemy has been feeding Wally dreams of his Kid Flash alter ego from the Flashpoint universe, which initially brings Wally great hope because he really genuinely wants to help people and with powers he can do that. The dreams however are not good news for Barry because it means he has to tell Joe, Wally and Irish about what happened. As in the events that led up to Flashpoint Wally getting seriously hurt.

The villain this week was Shade who was easily defeated, which left Barry and the gang time to let Wally lead them to Alchemy so that they could confront him head on. Initially after what seems to be a hard fought battle it looks like they have succeeded in defeating the villain, but when Wally is drawn to the stone that he dropped he is transformed into Savitar the god of speed.

With the Alchemy twist finally revealed and Savitar redefining the meaning of the words Ass Whooping it looks like the rest of the season is all set to thrill and excite, but the one question that will likely be on everyone’s minds is what about Wally.

Over all this was a pretty solid episode, but like this weeks episode of ‘Supergirl’ it tried to do a little to much with the episodes story, but in this instance the writers got away with it given that  Caitlin’s story thread had been ongoing for weeks and did not feel as forced.

  • The Good: The Big Reveal At The End
  • The Bad: Tried To Cram To Much Story Into The Episode
  • Story
  • 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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