The flash season 5 tập 10


The Flash returns with a Nora-centric episode while Barry deals with some power nguồn malfunctions. Spoilers ahead in our review...

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By Aaron Sagers | January 16, 2019 | | Comments count:0

This review contains spoilers.

5.10 The Flash & The Furious

Can bad people change? Should metas be “cured”? Does everyone deserve a second chance? Should Barry maybe let one little car theft go so Cecile’s first day back on the job as District Attorney after maternity leave can go smoothly?

OK, aside from the last bit, those are the big questions asked in this week’s The Flash, The Flash & The Furious. Serving as something of a superhero ethics course, the rather tame “meta of the week” episode is the first back after last month’s “Elseworlds” crossover, and it is Nora-centric, và Barry-lite (presumably because Grant Gustin was occupied filming the big event).

The story also brings back Joslyn Jackam/Weather Witch & introduces new baddie Raya/Silver Ghost (Gabrielle Walsh), who proposes starting the Young Rogues supervillain team.

The instalment begins by setting up an emotional struggle for Nora, who confronts the imprisoned Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash in 2049 about murdering her grandmother, picking up from his surprise return in the 100th episode (still looking like Harrison Wells following Crisis on Earth-X). Nora had been working with Thawne in the khung of relays in another language, but she now feels betrayed. But Thawne is seemingly regretful for his evil ways.

Returning to the present, Barry heads to court with Nora to lớn testify as Central đô thị CSI against Weather Witch – which coincides with Cecile’s first day back after giving birth. In another part of the city, Silver Ghost makes her debut with a meta-tech key fob that allows her to lớn control vehicles, which she uses to lớn steal a Lamborghini. Both speedsters leave the trial khổng lồ stop the theft, và The Flash’s powers are thrown out of whack when he touches the meta-tech-infected vehicle, leaving him filled with unstable dark energy & unable khổng lồ control his phasing.

As an aside, how foolish is it of Barry lớn leave a trial where his testimony could convict a meta-criminal simply khổng lồ address motor vehicle theft, especially before he knew it was perpetrated by a villain? Couldn’t XS have handled it on her own? và what kind of a đô thị throws a District Attorney into court on her first day back without giving her time to prepare her case? So many questions!

Anyway, with Barry held in a nguồn dampening cell in the pipeline for twenty-four hours as his powers re-stabilise, Nora testifies as CSI in his stead, and she unloads her pent-up Thawne anger on Weather Witch – despite Cecile wanting to lớn go easy on Joss after sensing remorse via her super-empathy. Joss actually steps up in court and admits guilt.

But it’s not straight off khổng lồ prison for Weather Witch because Silver Ghost intervenes in a prison transport, breaks Joss loose, và reveals she’s getting a band together of Young Rogues because “there’s been enough old men running this town.” She also wants Joss’s help on a job khổng lồ break into A.R.G.U.S. Lớn steal some bleeding edge tech (which turns out khổng lồ be a $24 million Wayne Tech-designed car, or “mobile,” if you’d prefer). Joss turns down the offer and instead gives herself up khổng lồ XS in the hopes the nhân vật will vouch for her to the police.

As this is taking place, Iris acquires Raya/Silver Ghost’s military file, revealing she was a scapegoat for a failed operation and dishonorably discharged. More importantly, Iris reveals khổng lồ Nora that Joss has no connection khổng lồ the new villain, & thus, likely is not in cahoots with her. Instead, Joss may be telling the truth.

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Nora has a heart-to-heart with Barry, still in his dampening cell (and reading the romance novel “Uncaged Desire,” written by one Mick Rory under the pseudonym Rebecca Silver). Barry tells his daughter that all people have good in them & possess a potential to change for the better. He said it’s how Leonard Snart became a Legend and a hero. Much khổng lồ her surprise, Barry believes even Eobard Thawne could rehabilitate given enough time.

Sure enough, Silver Ghost và Weather Witch bust into A.R.G.U.S. And make off with the Wayne Tech supercar for a joyride – of villainy! But Killer Frost và XS are in pursuit. Silver Ghost – using a pretty amusing emoji-controlled weapons system which launches missiles, cloaks, và phases – incapacitates XS. Raya targets the cloaked car straight at XS as the speedster apologizes khổng lồ Weather Witch, & offers her another shot at redemption. Weather Witch seems khổng lồ accept and creates a slate of ice that causes the oto to slide past XS. But instead of giving herself up, Weather Witch escapes with Silver Ghost. As the re-powered Barry later notes, Nora now has her own Leonard Snart.

But, unlike Snart, Joss’ slight turn to lớn the light side seems to come a little too fast and feels unearned. After all, she just tried lớn kill her dad, all while threatening the life of anyone who got in her way. Her sudden remorse comes out of nowhere, but it does work in terms of bolstering Nora’s development.

Speaking of Nora, she returns to 2049 to lớn once again visit with Thawne. As an ominous clock counts down, he explains he doesn’t have much time và asks for her trust. She denies him trust, but agrees to help him. Meanwhile, Sherloque Wells’ secret investigation of Nora continues, và by episode’s end, he learns records of Ms. West-Allen have been wiped from Gideon’s databank.

While the main plot serves to lớn give Nora the lead on her own adventure and expands the character’s emotional depth, the subplot revolves around Cisco and Caitlin/Killer Frost arguing about whether a “cure” for metahumans should be explored. Discovering the now-removed micro-shards in his hands were removing his Vibe powers, Cisco realises they could point the way to a cure – which he wants, because he hopes lớn have a normal life, & would be happy khổng lồ leave the superhero life behind him. Killer Frost reacts poorly to lớn this by destroying his research. By the end of the episode, Caitlin agrees to lớn help Cisco & brings him lớn her father’s old laboratory.

The superpowers cure trope is a familiar one to lớn comic book fans, most notably X-Men readers, và it doesn’t tend to over well. It seems likely Cisco will succeed & the cure will become the bane of Team Flash. That said, a return to lớn Cisco minus Vibe powers would be an interesting, và welcome, turn.

Without much Barry Allen, & with the absence of Ralph & Joe West (who is in Tibet as actor Jesse L. Martin heals from an injury), Central đô thị feels a little empty in this episode. As for the new villain, Raya’s powers aren’t terribly exciting. Still, Walsh seems khổng lồ be enjoying her turn as a bad kid in the role. If given more khổng lồ do, Silver Ghost could develop into an interesting antagonist.

Meanwhile, Tom Cavanagh continues lớn delight as yet another Wells, but his return as Thawne – now beaten & broken down – is an exciting development. Is he truly a changed man or, as is more likely, is he still the same villain, this time playing Nora to get to lớn Barry? Hopefully, the show will quickly dispatch Cicada as the big bad & move on to lớn focus on Thawne for the second half of season five.