Flash: Revenge of the Rogues Review

  • Episode: Revenge of the Rogues   (S01E010)
  • Review:  ★★★★★

Barry has focused on improving his speed in order to beat Reverse Flash next time he shows up. Meanwhile, Leonard Snart, AKA Captain Cold, returns to Central City.  This time, though, he has a new partner, Mick Rory. Leonard’s goal is to remove the Flash from the picture. At first Barry decides to let the police handle Leonard. However, when he fails to show up the police are woefully unprepared for both Leonard and Mick. Angered that the Flash didn’t show up, Leonard and Mick kidnap Caitlin to force him out. Armed with the knowledge that crossing their streams will cancel their guns out, Barry suits up and heads out to the assigned meeting place out in the view of the police and exposing himself to the media. Flash has a very hard time getting them to cross streams and if not for Eddie’s intervention he would have been killed.  After taking advantage of this surprise, he is able to defeat Leonard and Mick. While in transport to Iron Heights Prison, Snart and Rory are broken out by Snart’s sister.

Going in, I promised myself that I wouldn’t just talk about Leonard and Mick, played by Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell respectfully. I never watched Prison Break, but I have the first season purchased and downloading as we speak. These two work so well together; the way they talk to each other, they breathe real life into their characters, and it is beautiful. Ok, look, I’ll stop I promise.

The episode was very good and I enjoyed every moment of it.  They are really embracing the shows comics roots while making it a thing of its own. The show would be very boring if we knew every little thing that happened before it actually happened, unlike Gotham (cough cough Dr. Thompkins) where some things are done and you just feel like they are pointless or a waste because we all know where it needs to go. The Flash is heading in the right direction, with character growth, story build up, and new possibilities.  I honestly can’t wait till next week.

Comic Connections:

– The Rathaways, the people the Fire and Ice Painting were stolen from, are the parents of Hartley Rathaway, aka Pied Piper another Flash villain.

– McSnurtle the Turtle is a nod to The Terrific Whatzit Merton McSnurtle who was a World World II era hero.

– Firestorm is often depicted as two consciousness in one body, most often Ronnie and Professor Stein, Jason and Professor Stein, or Ronnie and Jason.

– Lisa Snart, who shows up to rescue Leonard and Mick at the end, is The Golden Glider.

– If we missed anything let us know down below!

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