The Painter and the Thief
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Because of Amunet's threat, this is a fairly Flash-less episode of The Flash. But that's okay because Iris feels more than up to the task of handling the legwork on this mission.
The episode feels like a complete one-off holiday special, until a devious last-minute reveal places it in the context of the arc that began last week.
Everything's better with Katee Sackhoff. That is all.
The Amunet Black-Goldface romance was harmless fun, even if it's a bit weird to root for cold blooded killers to find love; Katee Sackhoff gleefully butchers accents here and across the pond but love it or hate it, her character is roguish fun.
All in all, this one was a major step backwards for the show and its new direction. A fun little offering on the surface but, save for a moment or two, one that failed to offer much substance below it.
"Love Is a Battlefield" makes great use of the normally underwhelming Amunet Black, using her rivalry with Goldface as a catalyst for a low stakes but entertaining Valentine's Day conflict.
The Flash goes for a lighter Valentine's Day themed focus with Love is a Battlefield. It's a goofy episode, but the series is well equipped to make it work.