Flash: The Man in the Yellow Suit Review

  • Episode: The Man in the Yellow Suit  (S01E09)
  • Review:  ★★★★★

“The Man in the Yellow Suit”  ‘wink wink nod’ returns to the city to rob Mercury Labs.  Though he kills two guards, he is unsuccessful as stealing the tachyon technology he was after. Barry later sees him out of his window and begins to chase him around the city. The man insinuates that they know each other and have been at thins a long time, to which of course Berry has no clue what he is talking about. The man escapes after beating up Barry pretty good.

Meanwhile, Ronnie is revealed to have survived, but does not remember who he is.  S.T.A.R. Labs use the tachyon particle technology as bait to lure the man in yellow into trap. The man in yellow escapes the force field somehow, attacks Dr. Wells and the police, though he leaves Eddie remain relatively unharmed, before engaging in a second fight with Barry. Ronnie appears and blasts the man with flames, saving Barry before both flee the scene. Later, Dr. Wells enters his secret room and unveils the same yellow suit as the man that they captured, placing the stolen tachyon technology on the suit’s chest.

What a ride and just makes you super excited to see where the show is really going! With Captain Cold putting together a team, Gorilla Grod hinted at, and already introducing Reverse Flash with time travel. Yes, I would like some more Flash please! I cannot tell you how bad I want to see Mark Hamill play the Trickster even with my brain telling me its a reincarnation, I still bet it is going to be awesome! I was however not so happy with Amanda Pays’ iteration of Tina McGee.  She was written to be a not so very nice lady and she came across as such.  It kind of hits you right in the childhood if you were a fan of the 90’s series to see her personality reversed. The episode had plenty going on all fronts.

Comic Connections:

– The Flashpoint crossover event resulted from Barry traveling back in time to stop the Reverse-Flash from killing Nora Allen. He succeeded, creating a dystopian present so terrible that Barry had to team up with Batman to once again go back in time to stop himself.

– During the ’90s, Wally West’s costume was composed of concentrated speed force it might be mirrored here for Wells’ infusion of energy into the yellow suit.

– There have been a few Reverse Flashes and A Professor Zoom or two, and though at the end we see Well with “a” suit and the stolen tech it doesn’t mean that we was the one wearing it in this episode. A top theory I have seen around the world wide web is that this man in yellow is an iteration of Hunter Zolomon, a version of the Reverse-Flash that sees himself as a hero doing what he does to make The Flash “better.”

– In the 90’s show Tina McGee was Barry’s partner, similar to Wells. and possible love interest, unlike Wells.  At the time of the original show, Wally was the Flash in the comics and Tina was also a supporting character.

– The original Firestorm was distinguished by his integrated dual identity, half of which was Ronnie. So is this the Firestome we are seeing, with with him at first seeming very not Ronnie like, and then when he saves Barry seeming very Ronnie like? I am sure we will see!

– As always feel free to discuss below in the comment section and let us know if I missed anything!

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