The Flash: Untouchable Review

  • Episode: Untouchable (S3E12)
  • Review:★★★★☆

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“My name is Barry and I am the fastest man alive.”  Our show starts out with a classic race between Barry and Wally. It’s something Barry calls training, but I call it thrilling. It’s possibly one of the coolest things they could have done on the show. The training comes to pass and the Flash shows Kid Flash something he needed to learn. The whole situation also plays really well with the title. It’s something the Flash has done for decades and he has to teach Wally how to pull off those super cool moves. It’s more about Barry learning how to teach Wally how to be a hero and be one with the speed force.

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The title also plays well with our resident bad guy that happens to turn anything he touches to dust. Our villain is a meta human that has it out for Joe and some other cops that harassed him as your everyday thug. From time to time the science on the show tends to make less sense then it should, like why don’t the bad guy’s clothes disintegrate? I mean they shot a bullet at him and it went to dust.  We get to just put out some levity for the whole thing. The villain is “untouchable,” so our “team Flash” get to figure out how to beat him and everyone learns a lesson in the process. It’s really good too. Barry gets to pull off a new move we haven’t seen before and it’s visually stunning.

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The main focus of our heroes is the fact that Iris is supposed to be killed off by Savitar. They have done everything they can to change the future and prevent Iris’s death. It’s caused Iris to be somewhat reckless and she almost bites it before her time. Frankly, Savitar is kind of a lame villain cause we never get to see him.  Iris gets hurt and it questions what may come to pass. The situation even gives us more questions about Caitlin’s fate. In the end everyone comes away something more to each character and we get cool cliffhanger involving monkeys.

The Flash -- "The Race of His Life" -- Image: FLA223a_0128b.jpg – Pictured (L-R): Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West, Candice Patton as Iris West and Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

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