TV Review: THE FLASH SEASON 1 FINALE

By T. Mack

television9If I hadn’t already been planning to catch this season’s final episode of The Flash, Grant Gustin’s emotional plea would have swayed me to do it. And even if I had only tuned in because he asked me to, the flawlessness of this episode from the very first frame would have kept me watching.

Barry Allen, a.k.a. The Flash, has finally figured out who killed his mother. With the help of friends, he’s managed to capture the “The Man in Yellow,” a.k.a. The Reverse Flash, and now he’s ready to get answers. But the answers bring more questions and facing off with his nemesis forces Barry to make some incredibly tough choices.

For the last nine months, the entire cast of The Flash has turned in phenomenal performances. But last night, Gustin had me riveted to the screen as he poured raw emotion into nearly every scene. I couldn’t take my eyes off of him. And this time, it had nothing at all to do with his pretty, pretty face. Other performances of note came from Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon and Tom Cavanagh as Dr. Harrison Wells/Eobard Thawne. Both managed to pull genuine emotion and turn a heartfelt moment into anger on a dime. It’s great fun to watch.

This episode offers up some seriously thought-provoking questions. I found myself asking, “What would I do in that situation?” And there is a moment when the action on the screen made both my husband and I curse out loud and in the aftermath exclaim, “I didn’t see that coming!” While there is closure to many of the plot lines, a new, giant can of worms is opened. Oh, I can hardly wait until next season to see how this is going to blow up!

Rating: 5 SHIELDS!

5 SG Shields

If you’ve been watching The Flash this season, make sure you check out the finale ASAP. If you haven’t been watching this show, you’re definitely missing out. Tune in to the CW Tuesday nights at 8pm/7pm Central. The season restarts next week and you have the chance to catch up before Season 2 arrives this Fall. I suggest you set your DVR now!

Have you been watching The Flash? What do you love or hate about it? Will you be tuning in for Season 2? Tell us about what you think of The Flash in the comments below.

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