Synopsis: A meta who can shrink anything he touches battles team Flash, Cisco and Ralph get caught in his crossfire and are shrunk to miniature versions of themselves. Cecile realizes her pregnancy has caused her to have tempory powers and discovers she can hear other people’s thoughts, which unnerves Joe.
Review: We’re now into week three of Barry’s incarceration at Iron Heights and it looks like the story arc could well be picking up some momentum. This episode sees Barry learn why his newfound friend was put in prison and begins a crusade to prove his friend’s innocence. As things move along we eventually learn that Sylbert Rundin also known as Dwarfstar is the same crook that framed Barry’s friend. Only thing is. Sylbert didn’t have any meta powers back then.
When team Flash go up against Sylbert. Cisco and Ralph get zapped into miniature versions of themselves, which is both an interesting plot device as well as being a means of humor. Not that humor is a bad thing, but it seems to be getting a bit too much even for The Flash.
The final showdown between team flash and Sylbert is a lot of fun and it was kind of cool seeing Sylbert pull various vehicles out of his coat pocket and throw them at team flash while simultaneously enlarging them to full scale. Which is pretty much how Cisco and Ralph get turned back to full size.
Some of the jokes are just plain hokey and corny to the point where I doubt they’d get into modern comic books. For example, Iris accidentally steps on the miniaturized Ralph and his elongated powers mean that he sticks to her show like chewing gum. This is followed up with Ralph wisecracking about his former career saying they he’s a gumshoe. I mean come on. I appreciate a good pun as much as the next guy. But that was a overkill.
The B – Story concerning Cecile and her new ability to read minds while fun. Didn’t really feel that necessary. I think the time spent on that storyline would have maybe better have been spent on Barry’s time in Iron Heights. That said the Warden of the prison now knows who Barry is thanks to having sneakily fitted a camera in Barry’s cell, which witnessed him use his speed powers to break his friend out of prison and give him that movie ending. And typically we learn that the Warden is not a nice guy as we witness him striking a deal with Amunet Black.
Overall. This episode was a little too much all over the place for my taste. The prison stuff worked as did the connection between Barry’s friend and Sylbert, but the whole Cecile thing and some of the wisecracks and puns were just a bit too much.
Hopefully, we’ll get to see some of the edgier stuff return to the series as the season progresses. I doubt that Barry will be in prison for too much longer, but do not think his way out is going to be as straightforward as we think.
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