The Flash: Season 2 Episode 17 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Flash: Season 2 Episode 17 Reviews

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Joseph McCabe
August 7, 2018

The episode's most immediate threat is a "time wraith" that follows Barry on his trip. It's a different kind of villain for the this show, one that combines elements of dark fantasy and science fiction in a way I associate more with Doctor Who.

Charlie Hall
August 3, 2018

Last night's episode of The Flash was transitional, signaling that the show may be headed into the final story arc of its second season.

Jesse Schedeen
IGN Movies
August 2, 2018

Ultimately, the Time Wraith concept was a means to an end in support of what really mattered in this episode - Barry's brief reunion with the original Harrison Wells.

Full Review | Original Score: 9.1
Andrew Dyce
August 2, 2018

Within the confines of 'Flash Back', viewers are given a chance to see the enemies interact on a new playing field, one where Eobard doesn't necessarily have the upper hand.

Trent Moore
Syfy Wire
August 1, 2018

Barry might've figure out how to travel through time, but it's obvious he still has a lot to learn in the coming seasons.

Matt Webb Mitovich
TV Line
July 30, 2018

The show is simply so good with those last-minute "stings" that when it doesn't deliver one, there's an emptiness.

Jennifer Knutson
Tell-Tale TV
July 30, 2018

While I appreciate the sweetness of the gesture, ultimately The Flash needs to crank up the heat on Barry and Iris. It's getting extremely late in the season and Barry continues to exist heavily in the friend zone.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Carissa Pavlica
TV Fanatic
July 27, 2018

Lo and behold, Barry went back in time, managed to screw up quite a few things, but also got a fair amount right.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Angelica Jade Bastién
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic
July 27, 2018

The episode reaffirms how sweet Barry Allen can be. It also adds a bit more texture to the show's depiction of time travel with the introduction of a Time Wraith, a low-rent Dementor-type figure.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jonathon Dornbush
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
July 26, 2018

Perhaps it's just been a while since I've watched the early episodes, or maybe it's just the show's desire to show the difference in the team from then to its current state, but everyone seems if not colder, then less cohesive.

Mike Cecchini
Den of Geek
July 25, 2018

They opened the season on this, but I feel it kind of fell by the wayside, but "workaholic Barry" who is just obsessed with getting faster and faster in order to beat Zoom is a cool side of the character.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Allyson Johnson
The Young Folks
July 25, 2018

A good episode if not a great one, it brought back a sense of urgency to the show, especially with the return of Well's Thawne, as good of a villain as we're ever going to get and easily posing a greater threat than Jay.

Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Meredith Borders
July 24, 2018

There's a goofiness and a levity that's been understandably absent this season, as we've seen Barry face some very dark conflicts and respond in justifiable ways.

Scott Von Doviak
AV Club
Top Critic
July 24, 2018

Time-travel is usually an entertaining diversion, but it's about time to get this show on the road.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Kayti Burt
March 30, 2016

The Flash once again. It was the worst kind of dramatic irony - which is to say the best kind of dramatic irony.

Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
March 29, 2016

Another outstanding effort featuring time travel, an unexpected Flash/Reverse Flash confrontation and a genuinely touching return of one of last season's favorite characters.

Full Review | Original Score: 9.8/10
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