The Flash Season 3



Critic Ratings: 12
Critics Consensus

"Magenta" cuts back on timeline devices and leans into The Flash's core strength - revealing the complicated depths of villains and heroes as humans.

Episode Info

Barry Allen and Team Flash are thrilled to reunite with Earth-2 Wells and Jesse. -- (C) CW


Grant Gustin
as Barry Allen/The Flash
Candice Patton
as Iris West
Danielle Panabaker
as Caitlin Snow
Carlos Valdes
as Cisco Ramon
Jesse L. Martin
as Det. Joe West
Tom Cavanagh
as Earth-2 Wells
Joey King
as Magenta
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Critic Reviews for Magenta

The Flash definitely reused Arrow's hospital set.

Jul 26, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Devoting time to these character interactions is a smart move following all the timeline shenanigans.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

For the show to succeed, its villains must be as compelling as its heroes.

Aug 1, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A return of a more light-hearted Flash than we've seen from season 3.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

The Metahuman of the Week story was also a nice twist from the usual beat-em-up.

Jul 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Overall, this hour moved the overarching story forward, but was underwhelming on the whole.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

When Jesse suits up and sprints toward danger right by Barry's side, it's as good as The Flash gets.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Aug 24, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Aug 1, 2018 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

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.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 8.1/10 | Full Review…

In a lot of ways it played out like a standard Flash episode, but it was missing something even with the return of Wells and debut of Jesse Quick.

Oct 18, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…