Flash Season 3 Opener Analysis

Flash PenguinWelcome back to Icygeek and another season of The Flash.  When we left last season, Barry went back in time to save his mother from being murdered.  However, since that wasn’t a series finale, it must all turn to guano for him.  Here is our review of the season three opener: Flashpoint.

==Potshots==

I have no Rival, I have inside me blood of…speed kings

Did not miss the awkward first season chemistry of Barry and Iris.

Yep, awkward.

That punching was so satisfying.

He’s kept him here for 15 years?

Nice name drop Eobard.

You just know it won’t be great soon.

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What’s with Joe?

Could you say he was ready in a…flash.

At least they still have chemistry.

Of course it’s Wally.

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This is a rather…strange…commercial.

No, I will never be sorry about my puns 😀

Good for you Cisco.

I’d say you still are dude.

Been waiting to see you in your suit.

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Eye doctor?

You might both need help.

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Nothing like a supportive woman.

Damn.

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No guano he’s scaring you.

What made you think you could trust him?

I’ll drink to that.

What happened to her?

This schmuck again?

Alchemy!

==Analysis==

You can’t help but wonder how things would actually feel if we hadn’t seen promos all summer saying that everything goes bad due to Flashpoint.  You’d be glad for Barry, but you can’t help but have a sense of foreboding, one you wouldn’t have f there was no spoilers.

I’m not sure I know what to think about this episode.  We’ve seen alternate versions of our group of protagonists before, but Joe the alcoholic?  Caitlyn the eye doctor…no, wait, I can see that. (Still not sorry).  The Rival gave us ANOTHER speedster, and sounds like Alchemy is ANOTHER speedster.  Plus in two episodes we get ANOTHER speedster.

It would have been fun to see Killer Frost or Eddie Thawne in the episode; after all, their actors were there so it isn’t like they would have to have more people on the payroll.  The only alternate character with any oomph was Cisco; I dunno, but I got some good vibes from him. (Can’t help  myself).

All in all, an OK episode, but nothing that special.  Here’s hoping the season improves from here.

Quoth the penguin…evermore.

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