• ShalkaDoctor

    I can’t believe they ended it there!

    This wasn’t quite full marks for me personally though. Although the last 10 minutes or so were intense, I felt it spent a little too long getting there with everyone saying their goodbyes and so on. On top of that the wedding came completely out of nowhere and was awkwardly slotted in.

    Also I was kinda annoyed we didn’t really get a full Flash/Reverse Flash battle. The one tacked onto the previous episode was disapointing because Oliver/Arrow did most of the work. After all that set-up I expected a more epic battle.

    • Hi,
      Thanks for the comment! That’s a pity you didn’t like it as much, but definitely agree with you on the last 10 minutes. As for the Flash/RF thing, I don’t think they could sustain a long fight between the two because Reverse Flash is meant to be so much more powerful in universe, but I do agree that it would have been nice to have a proper extended one, because we never really got that. On the bright side, I’d imagine that they’d either bring Eobard Thawne back or bring in the Hunter Zolomon Reverse Flash, so they should be able to have a proper Flash/Reverse Flash battle at some point in the show’s future.

      • ShalkaDoctor

        Yeah there’s no reason they can’t have a truly epic fight in Season 2, I just think something more in the finale would have been good. I was expecting the fight to occur when Flash went back to save his mum. Now as emotional as that moment was, they could have had Flash fighting and failing to save her.

    • The Flash

      technically it was a long fight but it played out fast because their speedsters

      • ShalkaDoctor

        Well thanks for stating the obvious! But that doesn’t change my criticism that I wanted to watch a more epic fight after all that build up.

  • Dalek Smith

    Two words: Amazing episode.
    What if Eddie is actually Eobard and has been taken to the future where he will become our Reverse Flash? Seems unlikely but you never know.

    • ShalkaDoctor

      I hope not. Tom Cavanagh is so good as Reverse Flash, whereas Eddie’s actor is pretty poor. He lacks any presence. Better off as a love interest. Or dead.

      • Dalek Smith

        Completely agree, just some wild speculation. Was really glad when it was announced Cavanagh would be back as a regular.

        • ShalkaDoctor

          Yeah. It would have been a massive shame to lose him. Will he be playing regular Wells though?

          • Dalek Smith

            No official conformation just yet but I’d say he’ll be regular Wells, not sure if he’ll be from our timeline or from an alternate one.

  • ShalkaDoctor

    I just hope they can keep building on the solid work of Season 1 so that the second season can be even more amazing. There is so much potential with the multiple universes now.

    I am concerned though that the showrunners splitting their time now into three shows. I firmly believe that Arrow was so disappointing was because the writers split off and some put more time into Flash.

  • Mark McCullough

    Another great review Louis. I have been following your excellent reviews all series, but haven’t been commenting much as I have been watching online and have always been an episode or two ahead. Very much agree with your rating here, it was the perfect finale to what has been one of the most pleasant surprises in terms of quality TV shows this year.
    Gutted that there will be no Eddie next season too, if only he’d have realised that lowering the gun a bit and preforming an unorthodox vasectomy would have worked too, we’d still have him :(

    • Thanks – good job with your GOT reviews, particularly the last couple have been great reading!

      Sucks about Eddie, but in a way I’m glad they were definitive about it as constant resurrections can undercut the drama a bit. As for the unorthodox vasectomy… I would NOT wanted to have seen that. Or have that mentioned.

  • Deus Ex Machina

    Timey-wimey plot and a massive cliffhanger. Moffat would be proud.

    • ShalkaDoctor

      No Moffat should have envy. Flash S1 > Doctor Who S6/7/8

      • Gustaff

        You got that right, but I hope you started counting after The Doctor’s Wife because the Astronaut two-parter was magic!

        • ShalkaDoctor

          Astronaut maybe. But not so keen as everyone else on TDW.

          Superhero TV has generally been outstanding this year. And with Flash now adding in time travel/mulitple universes, it’s going to take a lot to get me
          excited about DW again in the same way.

          • Gustaff

            I know what you mean. The Flash has been phenomenal and I am more excited for S2 than DW S9.

  • The Flash

    Nice review, i sure am gonna miss my Flash and Arrow :/ but in a few weeks Under the Dome and Falling Skies are back and they’ll last me till september, then its Doctor Who, then Flash/Arrow are back

  • Scurra

    Having been disappointed by the tone of Gotham – and, to an extent, Agents of SHIELD, I was apprehensive that The Flash would fall into the same trap. I was delighted that it managed to maintain a lightness of touch throughout that meant that this season finalé earned its studied calmness – it reminded me a lot of Moffat’s Doctor Who finalés: a big, blockbuster set-up that is paid off with something entirely different.
    Here, Barry’s entire season-arc was theoretically resolved in a scene lasting only a few seconds and yet it felt completely worthwhile, because it was actually being resolved in all the conversations around it.
    And whilst I look forward to S2, I worry that they won’t have anything half as riveting as the “Wells” storyline to hold it together.