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Published on December 10th, 2015 | by Sharp-O


Flash Facts – “Running to Stand Still”

This show is the gift that keeps on giving.  

tumblr_nz2j4jeOR81u45vn4o1_400 tumblr_nz2qmjBWUk1ue5fuio10_400Running to Stand Still hits the ground running as Harry is chased through STAR Labs and while he might have some sick slide skills, they’re just no match for Zoom; who wishes him a Merry Christmas before we cut to festive credits.

tumblr_nz3re6G9WB1u1v9b8o1_500Already, this episode has got me smiling and I’m locked in for a fun sleigh ride as Mark Marden breaks out both James Jesse and Leonard Snart for a kwanza killing spree and Flash is right at the top of their kill-list. Naturally, Snart is having none of it because A) he and Barry have a deal and B)…

tumblr_nz3rwvpvKC1rro80co1_500He’s a total sweetheart. God damn Wentworth Miller, man. He’s one of the best things about this god damn show. He gives Barry a heads-up and leaves Mark Hamill to carry the rest of the episode because Marden is just there and is tied with Patty’s character development. It’s cool, and she boots the Flash in a cool moment, but Marden’s a rubbish villain.

tumblr_inline_nz3t6r1M1k1ss1lam_500Hamill is going full Joker this time and he doesn’t even care. And neither do I frankly. He’s a pure delight.

tumblr_nz2v8vyeqw1uybqsno1_r1_400 tumblr_nz2v8vyeqw1uybqsno2_r1_500Back with Harry, Zoom’s obviously gotten to him and he’s visibly struggling with his conscience. Cavanagh has all these little looks throughout out the episode that shows he really doesn’t want to but an all-too-real threat to his daughter cajoles him into helping Zoom. Cavanagh’s really on form this episode but while most of it is tense, he does get a couple lines of dickish humour.

tumblr_inline_nz3uqdqrJ01tgso3u_500But, obviously, the biggest thing to happen this week was the introduction of Joe’s biological son; Wally West. Keiynan Lonsdale is best known for the Divergent movie series and some show called Dance Academy. He’s not doing much but you can tell he’s going to be a big part of the season to come.

tumblr_nz39mvV43u1qgw158o1_500All in all, this was a far superior winter finale, not only for being Christmas themed but also because The Flash is always more entertaining to watch than SHIELD and this episode just proves it. Be sure to come back in January for more Flash Facts!

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