Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Flash Season 1 Finale


Season 1 has come to an end but do not fret FLANS not only did we get easter eggs but we also got renewed for a highly anticipated Season 2; hence the cliff hanger or should I say sky danger. The episode before the finale saw our Scarlet Speedster at Ferris airfield base, shut down after a pilot mysteriously disappeared which has to be a Hal Jordan/Green Lantern reference. That episode also saw the Flash receiving aide from Green Arrow and Firestorm. (who are  real life cousins) Flash forward to the finale and Dr. Wells/ Eobard Thawne /Reverse Flash mentioned that Cisco was affected by the Particle Accelerator explosion which is responsible for activating the metahuman gene in heroes and villains alike. Was this an early confirmation that Cisco will become the superhero VIBE like his comic book counterpart with sonic powers that enable him to create shocks waves strong enough to disrupt the speedforce and shatter concrete and steel (Watch out Skye/Daisy/Earthquake from Marvel Agents of Shield)? Only time will tell which did tell us and showed us a glimpse of Killer Frost; the ice generating villain/ heat vampire that only someone like Firestorm can satisfy. Subsequently, the two got married in the finale. Hmmm maybe thier offspring will be called ICYHOT…. who knows we can only wait and see. So a helmet shot out of the warmhole which looks seemingly like helmet of the speedster Jay Garrick or possibly the original speedster Hermes of Mount Olmypus.

So after the butt kicking in the last episode by The Flash, Arrow & Firestorm, Dr. Wells was locked up by the Scooby Gang in their metahuman prison. Who was able to broker a deal in which Barry would travel back in time to save his mother and wells would get to travel back to the future. Fortunately or Unfortunately Future Barry convinced Present Barry in the past (Brain Freeze) to not alter the time stream so Barry instead took the opportunity to say goodbye to his mom before her untimely demise. Heartbroken Barry (Still present Barry…. KEEP UP) decided to stop Dr.Wells from traveling BACK TO THE FUTURE. Outraged, Dr. Wells goes Reverse Flash and is out for blood threatening to murder the entire Scooby Gang. Eddie Thawne, the great-great-grandfather of the Reverse Flash defeats him by killing himself so the Reverse Flash could never be born much to the heartbroken surprise of Iris, Joe, the FLANS and this writer. Due to instability, the worm hole becomes a black hole in which the gang including Iris have to vacate the area leaving Eddie’s lifeless body to be sucked into the unknown. The episode ends with Barry running around in circles (as usual) trying to use his manipulation of the speedforce to close the black hole before all is lost leaving FLANS on the edge of their seats as we must wait for Season 2 to learn the fate of the Scooby Gang and Central City.  It was bittersweet to see Dr.Wells cease to exist because even though Dr.Wells despised the Future Flash; he conflicting loved the Present Flash and the Scooby Gang. He viewed Cisco as a surrogate son. A 2hour series finale would have been better.Overall this series has been a FLAN favorite and a runaway hit for geeks worldwide. I look forward to Season 2 but Season 1 can be caught up on via binge watching on popular streaming sights.

After witnessing his mother's supernatural murder and his father's wrongful conviction for the crime, Barry Allen is taken in by Detective Joe West and his family. Allen becomes a brilliant but socially awkward crime scene investigator for the Central City Police Department. His obsession with his tragic past causes him to become an outcast among his peers; he investigates cold cases, paranormal occurrences, and cutting-edge scientific advancements that may shed light on his mother's murder. No one believes his description of the crime—that a ball of lightning with the face of a man invaded their home that night—and Allen is fiercely driven to vindicate himself and to clear his father's name. Fourteen years after his mother's death, an advanced particle accelerator malfunctions during its public unveiling, bathing the city center with a previously unknown form of radiation and creating a severe thunderstorm. Allen is struck by lightning from the storm and doused with chemicals in his lab. Awakening after a nine-month coma, he discovers he has the ability to move at superhuman speeds. Dr. Harrison Wells, the disgraced designer of the failed particle accelerator, describes Barry's special nature as "metahuman"; Allen soon discovers that he is not the only one who was changed by the radiation. Allen vows to use his gifts to protect Central City from the escalating violence of metahuman criminals. He is aided by a few close friends and associates who guard his secrets.

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-          Mack Nichols

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