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The Flash fleshes out the arc of the third season with finesse during an action-packed episode that makes great use of the chemistry between stars Grant Gustin and Candice Patton.
Despite this downer of a revelation, the hour isn't all doom and gloom.
The staging of the action leads to some the best moments, particularly when Barry and Wally work in tandem as speedsters.
It was definitely a table-setting episode... but the mood was balanced and didn't feel insipidly lighthearted or depressingly grim.
It's a fun episode all-in-all, one that ends with an interesting stinger... and despite its minute slip-ups and massive coincidences, it serves the purpose of setting the rest of the season into motion.
In an episode with enough superspeed chases and call backs to other DC worlds (hello Teen Titans nod) the strongest moment comes when all of the characters and their shared motivations are given the highlight.
Allowed for some emotionally charged scenes for Grant Gustin and Candice Patton. Those two have become the very heart of the series.
The little hate filled/love filled relationship between Cisco and HR was something special.
HR's museum plotline still doesn't entirely gel, but it does give us a few comedic moments and a shift in his relationship with Cisco.
"Borrowing Problems" did a fantastic job of setting the stakes and really providing a framework for where the season will be going next.
"Borrowing Problems From the Future" was frustrating at times because it was a bit of the same ole, but by the end of the hour the good far outweighed the mediocre.
The single most important goal right now should be proving to viewers how the remainder of Season 3 is going to be different.
Provided a solid focus for the second half of the season. Hopefully this ensures Savitar stays on the sideline while Team Flash deals with more interesting threats.