Cheers to a mind-blown epic Mid-season finale of one of the most popular new TV series on The CW Network, "[The Flash](series:1068303)". First of all, I would like to commend the casts and staff for a wonderful episode they made so far. After watching this episode, I was left speechless--literally amazed by those emotional and action scenes. All my thoughts came out of my mind and I don't even know how to put it all in pieces. All words that could describe this episode can't be expressed in just one snap away to define it. I say, they drew us up to be more excited on what is going to happen next as this episode boldly revealed all the moments we've been waiting for in the series. This is my new favorite episode so far.
Thus, we'll just have to wait next year, January 20th to see how the stories will go on. Oh, why I don't like hiatus? 'Cause I just couldn't stop speculating more theories as the series left us hanging for bigger questions. Honestly, I'm hooked on this show. Though I don't have any idea or even know the background of its history, I still like it. And I guess, not knowing everything about the show works for me to get even more excited as the story goes along. See, that's the reason why I like male Executive Producers. They did a great job and so did the writers. Bravo!
What's best about this episode is the way they reveal answers yet divulge into bigger questions to the viewers. This has kept the show running consistently in its high ratings because of this kind of route the writers are doing. Just keep up the good work guys!
The Fight with The Man in the Yellow Suit
Barry Allen (played by Grant Gustin) came face-to-face with his so-called nemesis, The Reverse Flash. Man, this was just a taste of their epic battle. After 14 years of finding this ultimate psycho-villain,"the opposite flash" (as Cisco unconsciously nicknamed him), Barry finally found him. That's when after his melodramatic scene with Iris--particularly lying about his true romantic feelings for her. He saw a lightning bolt flashed outside his window and spotted the man in yellow waiting for him. In a sudden astonishment, Barry didn't win over his nemesis. He was just as fast as Barry could never imagine and he was even beyond Barry's super speed. But what makes this interesting is when The Reverse Flash told him they've been doing this fight all over again and it was Barry's destiny to lose the fight at that night--as well as his mother's destiny to die 14 years ago. This has left the viewers so many theories or predictions on who this man in yellow suit is and what is he up to?
As fast as lightning, now we know that Dr. Harrison Wells was really up to something. This episode revealed his not-so-good errands for The Flash. We saw his scene saying "Merry Christmas" to his Yellow suit with a gold flash ring as he stood in front of it and hand over the Tachyon Particle at the end of the episode. Oh what a revelation. But how did he get it?! Seeing and talking face-to-face with his future self then gave to him this silver thingy? What? But I guess, I'm buying it. Why? Let's also state the fact that he already know that Ronnie is alive. Maybe, or just maybe, his future self told him about Ronnie after his fight scene with Barry on the latter part. By the way, Ronnie saved Barry's life in the fight scene. I say, too cool! Thus, I just don't like Dr. Wells making promises to Caitlin Snow then showing sympathy to her. Oh crap, we already know that he's a traitor!
Yet, there's a big BUT in this episode. We saw Eddie Thawne stand face-to-face with The Reverse Flash. I just love this scene! I'm not throwing his line when he and Joe had a little conversation, "Why did it not kill me?" It's just one of the clues that we've been rooting for. He might be The Reverse Flash that we have been expecting him to be. Also, noticing Dr. Well's suit at the end of the episode, it was not in-all yellow suit and half of it was in color black comparing to the man that Barry has encountered--full yellow suit. This is just getting more interesting. As what I've said earlier, we'll just have to wait for next year to see more of it. I just love the mysteries! I hope there are a lot of flashbacks in the upcoming episodes. I want to see the revelations about the death of Barry's mother. Maybe, Cisco was right. There might be two flashes in Barry's house. His future self saved his younger self to closely change the future. Thus, his future self wants to save his mother. If that happens, they'll finally be reunited again as one happy family and Barry wouldn't be able to live with the West Family but I'm not bothered, he still fell in love with Iris even before he had to live with the girl he had a crush on. I'm alright with that. Or I guess, Episode 1 of the series was the restart of the whole new story of The Flash then Dr. Wells urged to find ways on changing it again in his favor. Remember, time travelling has a very compelling yet complicated force on the show.
The Father and Son Relationship
After being locked up in jail for 14 years, Barry's father already knew that his son has romantic feelings for Iris and just waiting for the moment to convince Barry to go now for the girl he truly admires. And guess what? This was the most convincing way for Barry to boldly reveal his feelings for Iris. Truly evident enough that his dad is the better love adviser than Oliver Queen. Just take note of that. Lol.
But there's another emotional scene that struck my attention and touched my heart deeply. That one heart-to-heart talk between Detective Joe West (played by Jesse L. Martin) and Barry Allen made me weep and feel each line was worthy to say. Martin just nailed it. He is such an excellent actor! He made me feel the heartwarming love that a father could ever give to his son. This line, "The world may need The Flash, but... I need my Barry Allen." just made me felt it so hard. I always love the father and son interactions of Grant and Jesse. This is truly the heart of the show. I would definitely see myself sobbing if Detective West happens to die in the future. I would never be prepared for that to happen. That's how I truly admire father and son relationships.
Yes! That one awkward yet quite flingy moment between Barry and Iris (played by Candice Patton) has finally happened. Oh, I've been waiting for this to happen! Before I started watching the latest series, I've been wishing that the confession should happen first before revealing Barry's alter-ego because this would start the strong flaming connection of the soon-to-be power couple. It was so great that it did happen in the latest episode.
As we have expected, Iris didn't say anything and just her painful facial expression made us understand how she felt when Barry confessed his deep love for his childhood crush. It was totally a shock for Iris, of course! Candice portrayed it very well and I could never think of someone who could do what she did in the scene. Hats off to you Ms. Patton!
The way Grant and Candice portray each respective role made it easier for me to understand the feelings of regret and pain in love. Their undeniable chemistry has proven it. I felt that I'm totally watching a real heart-wrenching love confession. I love that scene when Barry hugged Iris first before he tells her about his true feelings because he already know to himself that it would literally change everything. Shoutout to these two! I'm completely starting to set my mind that Barry Allen and Iris West has finally come to real-life. And now, we'll just have to wait and see how will Iris act around Barry as we know she's already committed to Eddie. How hard is that for both Barry and Iris, right? I'm just thinking what if Iris had romantic feelings for Barry even before he met Eddie but she's just too in denial to express it out since they treat each other as best of friends. Both of them were just too afraid to just take the risk and set aside the friendship. That's too difficult to deal with that, you know. Since she has become a part of your life and that would ultimately last a lifetime.
Well then, it's just the start of more epic scenes in this series. We'll get to see new villains to hate and love. This is just a smart way of the writers to keep us interested in the show. The Flash is a fun series and that's what makes the show more compelling to watch. Just mark the date for next year, January 20th! Happy Holidays!