Critic Consensus: "Shade" sheds light on some of the series' meta issues, but carefully crafted dialogue and character moments make it a standout for the season.
Critic reviews for Shade
Cisco dropped one of the most beautiful, powerful and moving speeches.
The Flash is trapped in a funny place right now. The core cast remains as appealing as ever... but this season is struggling to build a status quo compelling enough to rival its predecessors.
In what's becoming a trend this season, the titular villain of 'Shade' matters very, very little... but by finally moving forward with a couple of season 3's subplots, the episode gets a pass.
Tom Cavanagh is awesome, and even when he's playing the mildly annoying H.R. (a version of Wells from Earth-19), he's still pretty great.
The Killer Frost story line is one of the season's best, so I appreciate how Cisco and Caitlin's friendship plays such a significant role in its development.
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