Synopsis: When collectors of Native American artifacts are attacked by a meta named Mina Chayton who can bring inanimate objects to life, Barry turns to a surprising ally for help. Determined to crack the identity of The Thinker, Harry enlists Cisco’s help to summon the ultimate think tank, “The Council of Wells’,” a roundtable of the brightest Harrison Wells’ from various Earths.
Review: The Flash continues its more light-hearted approach with a story, which rather clumsily deals with Native American artifacts and a Native American meta that is trying to gather them in order to return them to the rightful owners.
Chelsea Kurtz puts in a solid performance as Mina Chayton aka the Black Bison and has to be said that I didn’t really want Flash or Elongated Man to succeed in catching her. I liked the fact that she could bring inanimate objects to life and the sequence with the Elongated Man and the T-Rex Skeleton at the end of the show was a hoot. I just felt that the writers missed an opportunity in delving a little deeper into the Chayton character and her reasons for trying to get these artifacts back. Kurtz did a great job with very little here. In that, the writers could have given her a bit more to work with. As it is her character felt a little too throwaway. I’d rather The Flash and Elongated Man saw things a bit more from her point of view and let her get away or at least have let her return the artifacts to her tribespeople and then taken her in. It didn’t feel right to me that Dibny mail the artifacts to Chayton’s people.
The B-Storyline involving Harrison Wells and the Council Of Wells was much more fun and gave us a fantastic performance from Tom Cavanagh doing the various different versions of Wells. Of course, they serve their purpose by the close of the episode, which leads to a raid on the home of Clifford Devoe, but all is not as it seems.
Overall. This was a somewhat average episode, which did the minimum to move the story arc along. Solid acting from Chelsea Kurtz and all cast members, but the writing was kind of meh.
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