THE FLASH Season One: What Have We Learned? (Part Four)

Categories Uncategorized
Welcome to
Part Four: (Part One,
Part Two,
Part Three) the final push of the season was as intense as would be
expected.  Barry confronts the man who
destroyed his family and manipulated nearly his entire life for sins he’d never
committed meanwhile the team tries to find a way to function without “Harrison.”  Let’s Dig in:
Who is Harrison Wells:
1)     
Is
it really “dirty pool” for Barry to want to get his father out of
prison after he’s spent over fifteen years there for a crime he did not commit?
No
Caitlin, it was never “Dirty Pool.”
2)     
Is
the Central City DA a potential ally for Team Flash in the future?
Answered:
Yes, she later helps them with the “prison transfer.”
3)     
Has
Iris completely pieced together that Ronnie was the Burning Man?
Answered:
It seems so.
The Trap:
1)     
How
conflicted is Wells, or is he playing Team Flash even now?
Answered:
He was conflicted to a point but he was still playing with them.
2)     
What
will Iris do now that she suspects Barry is The Flash?
Answered:
March into STAR Labs and confront him in the next episode.
3)     
Here’s
a question that’s been bothering me the more I watch this week’s episode: Did
Wells build the Time Vault or is something else going on? (As in; The Time
Vault is “bigger on the inside.”)
No
answer, the Time Vault has yet to appear again.
Grodd Lives:
1)     
What
WAS Wells building?
Answered:
It seemed to be a device that would power up the accelerator so he could use
the accelerator himself and go home.
2)     
How
much of ARGUS knows who the Flash is?
Answered:
To be determined but no Amanda Waller worth a damn would be unaware of Flash’s
identity.
3)     
Does
simply having knowledge of the future itself change the future?
Answered:
It certainly seems to.  Iris and Eddie
decided to ignore the future paper and Barry balked at saving his mother.
Rogue Air:
1)     
“Cold
as Ice?” Really?
Still
kinda mad about this one.
2)     
Does
Eobard need the Particle Accelerator and if so, what for?
Answered:
Yes, to go home.
3)     
What
will Eddie do now?
Answered:
Eddie used his knowledge of the future pretty well all things considered.  He decided to ignore the future of Iris and
Barry’s relationship in favor of trying to create his own with Iris and when
the time came made the ultimate sacrifice to stop Eobard Thawne.
So,
what have we learned?  Quite a lot
really.  Barry Allen’s journey from a
young man searching for answers to a man with power to a hero is not complete
yet (and hopefully won’t be complete any time soon) but he’s come a long
way.  As his control of his powers grew
so did his confidence, this was reflected by him taking on a more commanding
presence with the team. 
His
hero worship of Wells was punished but his same hero worship of Oliver Queen
was rewarded in an unexpected way; he became Oliver’s friend and perhaps showed
Oliver that he could find hope within himself.
His
relationships with Joe and Henry found a more balanced place and while he may
not have gotten Henry out of prison (though that is up for debate as the final
question we’re left with in the season finale is “If Eddie killed himself and
Eobard, does that mean that Nora Allen is still alive?”) he at
least has been able to mend the gaping wound that started this journey to some
extent.
All
things considered, The Flash season
one was very impressive.  There were
several fantastic episodes and the number of great moments week after week were
too numerous to count.  I am hopeful that
once the prep work for Legends of
Tomorrow
is complete that the show will be allowed to stand more on its own
as that was when the series was at its best.
So,
as we wrap of this season in review I remind you to come back next week as
Watchtower helps you unpack The Flash:
Season Two.
Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson

Contributor at WOBAM! Entertainment
Just another guy on the internet.
Jason Thompson
Just another guy on the internet.