Last week on The Flash, Barry saved Central City from a tainted order of coleslaw. I think. These episodes go in one eye and out the other so I’m going to pretend that last week everyone was getting sick from eating coleslaw. This week there’s no side orders in sight because Iris gets to join the speedforce and … you know what? I bet at some point in this episode she eats some coleslaw.
This week on The Flash, the CW puts some Flash on your Flash because they heard you like The Flash. That’s right, there are three Flashes running around in Flashtime while trying to stop a science bomb from leveling Central City. Oh, and there’s going to be another Flash showing up at some point, so get ready for that.
Barry and the gang are back from the mid-season break and now they can finally get down to the bad guy that used to be in a wheelchair whose name I forgot. It’s DeVoe. Don’t worry about me, guys, I’m totally not having a stroke. This week we meet a new meta, Ralph falls in love, and Harrison admits that he has rage issues on a show meant for children.
Barry’s still in prison, but not for long, because there’s no way he’s letting himself or any of his new meta cellmates get sold at auction. Oh, and Dibny develops some disturbing new powers thanks to a character we’ll never meet again.
Another week, another weird plotline where Barry tries to look tough in a ski cap. Oh, and this week we meet a villain who can shrink things. I’m sure there’s some kind of significance to making Team Flash get small and lose their egos, but I’m so tired right now that I’m pretty sure there’s zero subtext in this episode.
How does The Flash handle life without Barry Allen? Pretty well. In The Elongated Knight Rises (How proud were all the white guys who wrote that fucking title?), Ralph steps up to the superhero challenge against a couple of villains that aren’t great. But you know what? Good for him.
This week on a very special episode of The Flash, we meet DeVoe, the guy the in wheelchair who we’ve mostly seen chatting with his personal assistant for the first six episodes of the season. What’s he like? Does he eat pie? Where does he get all of those fancy Christmas lights that he sticks on his body?