In Review: The Flash – Failure is an Orphan

With the meta-cure ready to use, Barry and the team figure out a way to subdue Cicada long enough to take it; Killer Frost steps in to help with plan

Synopsis: With the meta-cure ready to use, Barry and the team figure out a way to subdue Cicada long enough to take it; Killer Frost steps in to help with the plan; Joe eases back into work; Nora isn’t happy about her dad’s plan to stop Cicada.

Review: Team Flash go all out to try an cure Cicada.

The Story

Following up from last week’s story. The Flash goes through with his plan to offer Cicada the cure, but has to try and figure out the best way of making the case to him.

Meanwhile, Joe eases back into work and forms a working partnership with his wife Cecile as the pair interrogate the Doctor that has been helping Cicada heal, which leads them to enlist her to help administer the meta cure.

The Acting

The various confrontations in this episode are really well performed and Chris Klein is wonderfully intense in his role as Cicada. The scene where Barry manages to talk him round is a pivotal moment and Klein gives it the intensity and gravitas that it requires.

Also good this week was Jesse L. Martin in his scenes as Joe West. The scenes where Joe is working with Cecile are a lot of fun and the comedy timing that the two actors have is great viewing.

Overall

This episode plays out pretty much how you’d expect it to do. At least until the cliffhanger ending in which we see a grown up Grace as Cicada trash Star Labs and kidnap her Uncle Orlin after having murdered Dr. Ambres.

It’s a awful moment for Team Flash as the rug is completely pulled from under them due to the fact that they thought that Orlin Dwyer was the only version of Cicada that they had to deal with as did we.

This is a pretty dark episode, which leaves you wondering where the story will go next given the amount of time we have left for this season.

9.6
The Flash - Failure is an Orphan
  • Story
    9.5
  • Acting
    9.8
  • CGI
    9.4
  • Incidental Music
    9.6

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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