Borrowing Problems From the Future
The Flash Season 3



Critic Ratings: 12
Critics Consensus

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.

Episode Info

Barry is tormented by his vision of the future where Iris is murdered by Savitar. When a criminal named Plunder shows up in Central City, Barry recalls the villain's presence in his vision of the future and fears that if he catches Plunder it will cement Iris' fate. Confused about Barry's hesitation to stop Plunder, Wally decides to step in as Kid Flash. Meanwhile, Caitlin offers Julian a job.


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 Harrison Wells
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Critic Reviews for Borrowing Problems From the Future

Despite this downer of a revelation, the hour isn't all doom and gloom.

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

The staging of the action leads to some the best moments, particularly when Barry and Wally work in tandem as speedsters.

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

It was definitely a table-setting episode... but the mood was balanced and didn't feel insipidly lighthearted or depressingly grim.

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

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.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

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

Allowed for some emotionally charged scenes for Grant Gustin and Candice Patton. Those two have become the very heart of the series.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

The little hate filled/love filled relationship between Cisco and HR was something special.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Aug 24, 2018 | Full Review…

"Borrowing Problems" did a fantastic job of setting the stakes and really providing a framework for where the season will be going next.

Jul 31, 2018 | Full Review…

"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.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The single most important goal right now should be proving to viewers how the remainder of Season 3 is going to be different.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 7.0 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 24, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…