Synopsis: Barry continues to struggle with his feelings over Nora’s betrayal; Brie Larvan, Joss Jackam and Peter Merkel return to Central City; Cisco makes a bold decision.
Review: Nora goes rogue and enlists the help of a few former enemies.
Having used the Negative Speed Force in order to return to the present day. Nora begins to put her plan to stop Cicada into motion but needs help to obtain a weapon from high tech weapons manufacture to do so. In order to help her break in and steal what she needs. Nora enlists Weather Witch, Rag Doll, and Bug-Eyed Bandit.
Elsewhere, Ralph and Caitlin figure out Cicada’s plan and it isn’t good.
Tom Cavanagh and Carlos Valdes put in a fun turn this week as Sherloque Wells and Cisco Ramone respectively. Sherloque calling Cisco out for not revealing himself as a meta to his girlfriend is particularly funny. But it is the scenes where they are held prisoner by Nora and her new gang, which provide the most fun.
Added to that Jessica Parker Kennedy does a pretty good job of being the villain in short bursts. The scenes she has with the gang are great fun and makes for an interesting twist to see Nora in a leadership role.
A fairly average episode. It has been fairly obvious for some time that Nora would not be separated from Barry and the gang for very long and Barry having his doubts about his wayward daughter seemed a little like painting by the numbers.
That said. I’d have actually liked to have seen Nora in charge of a gang for a little while longer because it kind of broke with the norms for the series and it was fun.
It was great to see Rag Man again and I have to wonder if actor Troy James is a professional contortionist or if they are using CGI because it is very cool.
By the close of the episode we get the skinny on Cicada’s plans and we also now have a way of destroying Cicada’s dagger, which only seems to have popped up in this episode because there didn’t seem to be too much foreshadowing other than the fact that it was Thawnes idea.
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