For some reason The Flash has the better writers than it’s sibling series of Arrow, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow. The series can fill an episode and tie the plot together better than the rest of DC series. Did I mentioned the sense of humour to boot too?
This week we see that Tar Pit was created when he was tossed into hot boiling tar the same time the accelerator at Star Labs was exploding. The meta-human of the week is returning to seek revenge against the thugs that were trying to murder him. One of which is an underground criminal who happens to run an illegal drag race that Wally West has a part in. The central plot of the episode is tie in with three devices Dr.Wells has a hand in building. He invented a little speed stealing gadget attached to the Flash suit. Every time Flash using his power, the gadget collect his speed. He was under the threat of Zoom’s who has his daughter to steal Flash’s speed. With the help of Barry Allen, Wells also invented a Breach Implosion Reactor that can close the 52 breaches that should seal off Zoom or any other meta-human from entering into Earth-1. Last but not least, Wells also created a nitrous grenade to take out Tar Pit’s transformation power.
That bring us to Iris who is trying to get Wally to quit the drag racing. Her investigation led her to the criminal who is one of Tar Pit’s target of elimination. During the drag race Tar Pit created a wave of road wave that cause Wally’s car to loop off into the air. Iris had sent for Flash just in time. While he manage to save Wally and the criminal, a glass shard was flying towards Iris. A great slow motion scene here as Flash could not catch up with the glass shard that hit Irish. At least Flash rush Iris to the hospital in time to save her life.
As Team Flash congregate at Star Labs rehashing what happen. Barry, Cisco and Caitlin came to a confirmation that Flash is losing his speed. Dr. Wells who can’t contained his guilt of having took part in causing a near dead to one of the team’s family. He finally came clean with the team. Joe understandably punch the lights out of Wells and toss him into one of the meta-human cell. At first Team Flash was furious and wanted to send him back to Earth-2 and seal off all breaches and leave Dr. Wells and his daughter be. Barry is much more forgiving and told his team under the threat of Zoom, anyone would have done the same to save their families, they should stick together and find away to defeat Zoom and help save Wells’ daughter. The team relented.
One of my guilty pleasure of watching the show is to catch the funny moments of Cisco. I got at least 2 this week. One, while Caitlin, Barry and Cisco were trying to figure out Tar Pit, Barry ask why Tar Pit target one of the thug, before Cisco could answer, his ring tone crescendo into the chorus of horror music. Second spot, when Cisco is full of himself and ask the team who is the best hackers in the world, without hesitation both Barry and Caitlin name Felicity Smoak to the chagrin of Cisco. I could have miss a few. What’s your funny moment of the episode? What do you think of tonight’s episode? Share them in the comment section. Next week Team Flash is paying a visit to Earth-2. Can we say road trip? Check out next week preview below.