The Flash: Rogue Air Review

  • Episode:  Rogue Air  (S01E22)
  • Review:  ★★★★★

There is something to be said about good intentions.  Our hero, The Flash, seems to have this problem. Barry is faced with many issues this week. He still has to discover The Reverse Flash’s true intentions. Professor Wells throws our gang a curve ball by reactivating the reactor that started this whole “Flash” business in the first place. The downside of this whole situation is that the reactor houses most of the Meta-Humans that Barry has fought against over the last 21 episodes.

About those good intentions.  Wells would let those people fry, but not Barry. The story gives us the hero he needs to be, not like the Arrow who straddles the line at times. The show makes comparisons between Barry and Oliver Queen, specifically how different they are in their methods.

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To resolve the problems, Barry has to have a necessary evil and team up with Captain Cold and Golden Glider. I can’t seem to figure out why they need either of them to move the villains from Star Labs, but the show tries to make the argument their needed for backup. They make the decision to move them to the South China Sea where Oliver is hiding his bad guys. None of this goes well for Barry while probably setting up some cool story lines for the next season. Captain Cold will be more problematic in further adventures we’re sure, even with his heading towards the new spin-off show.

The Flash -- "Rogue Air" -- Image FLA122A_0366b -- Pictured (L-R): Liam McIntyre as Mark Mardon and Paul Anthony as Roy G. Bivolo -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
The Flash — “Rogue Air”

This brings us back to Star Labs where the reactor has been fully recharged and Wells is waiting to return. This is where the show has always been really well done. They bring Arrow and Firestorm on board to battle the Reverse Flash, apparently as the two who were both busy before finally made time to come and help.  It’s a cool battle even on a small-scale. It would be interesting to see what they would do with a much larger budget.

The show sets up a finale that should be really interesting for the next week and make us long for the next season.  We still have plenty of questions, but hopefully they will be able to wrap up most of them so we can start fresh for season 2.

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