Cast & Crew
Barry Allen/The Flash
Dr. Harrison Wells
Detective Joe West
Wally West/Kid Flash
Devoting time to these character interactions is a smart move following all the timeline shenanigans.
For the show to succeed, its villains must be as compelling as its heroes.
Women are loved, on this show, but they're rarely given equal freedom or power. Wells letting go, and letting Jesse shine, was a long time coming.
But dont worry Flash fans, were not actually going to tackle mental illnesses or anything... I mean, I understand its a superhero show geared towards a younger audience, but you gotta come correct CW.
It's rare to see villains with real depth and pathos. But Magneta had pathos to spare, as she was less a real villain and more a confused, battered teenager led astray by a creepy dude in a bad Halloween costume.
The Metahuman of the Week story was also a nice twist from the usual beat-em-up.
Overall, this hour moved the overarching story forward, but was underwhelming on the whole.
When Jesse suits up and sprints toward danger right by Barry's side, it's as good as The Flash gets.
The scenes where Barry comforts a weeping Magenta at the end, desperately trying to help rather than simply capture, greatly encapsulates just why the Flash is such a beloved character.