Published on January 21st, 2016 | by Sharp-O0
Flash Facts – “Potential Energy”
God damn, that break went FAST!
Seriously, I didn’t realise The Flash (along with Marvel’s Agent Carter, Arrow and the brand new Legends of Tomorrow) aired this week until last night! Dang! So what does this week have in store?
Comedy! Well, it’s more Cisco commenting over Harry’s quiet frustration and torment of his deal with Zoom. Sure, this is probably the lightest moment he has in this episode but Tom’s performance is just astounding this episode that I didn’t want to ruin his dramatic chops with gifs. In other Team Flash news; Jay is dying of unknownitis and Patty is leaving forever. Moving on!
Flash Fact: Patty is off to Midway City, the home town of DC’s obscure band of misfits – The Doom Patrol.
Villain of the week! Oh boy, we’re going for the odd bullshit right out of the gate, huh? The Turtle is played by Aaron Douglas, best known for his role as Chief Tyrol in Battlestar Galactica. He’s a good actor and he does his best with what little he’s given but ultimately, this is just another villain that’s science fodder for Harrison Wells, who ganks his brain matter to figure out a solution to his Zoom problem.
Joe-Dad! Part of me wants to hate Wally for being a shit to Joe but I empathise. Having grown up sans-Dad, I’d be pretty fucked off with some stranger acting the proud father when he has done literally nothing for me ever (even if it was Joe) so yeah, I’m liking Wally and Joe’s suggestion that they just get to know each other without the pressures of familial bonds is a good step. Good work, show.
Surprise Twist! Holy hell, it’s Eobard Thawne! Really didn’t expect to see Matt Letscher back so soon but I’m interested to see what happens with him, especially since this appears to be a much fresher Thawne.
Potential Energy is a strong return for The Flash and I’m still excited as ever to see what the show will do next. Will Wally get his act together? What will Barry do once he finds out that the Reverse-Flash is back? I guess you’ll have to join me next week for The Reverse-Flash Returns!