Previously on The Flash, after finding the person really responsible for the crimes Big Sir was convicted of, and the system failing him, Barry decided to take matters into his own hands. While he thought the camera wasn’t watching, Barry sped Big Sir off to China. Unfortunately, there was another camera watching, and Warden Wolfe told Barry that he knew his secret. So, what exactly is the warden planning to do with Barry? Is Team Flash able to find some loophole to get Barry out of prison? What wacky thing is Ralph Dibny going to do this week?
Previously, Barry was still in prison, but he made a friend in Goldberg. I mean Big Sir. Also, Ralph Dibny became the heroic individual that Team Flash needs him to be. Oh, and do you remember that Cecile is pregnant? If you were like me and completely forgot about it, you should remember that detail, because it plays a somewhat important part in this episode. Don’t worry. It’s nothing bad. Will anything change for Barry in prison? How’s Team Flash handling the frustrating fact that they are not able to help him?
When we last saw The Scarlet Speedster, he was being sentenced to prison after quite possibly the worst defense I have seen in a criminal case on television. How would Barry Allen adjust to being in prison? How would Team Flash adjust to not having The Flash of Team Flash? When the going got tough, would Ralph Dibny get up and go?
This episode can be broken down into two parts. The main story is Team Flash dealing with The Trickster and Prank. Meanwhile, Barry is adjusting to life in prison, while also learning a little bit about his father.
The Flash returns from its mid-season break with Barry Allen on trial for the murder of Clifford Devoe. For the first time since becoming The Flash, Barry has decided that this problem could not be solved by running. He would just have to face this issue head on. This episode really takes place as two separate stories. The first is of course the trial of Barry Allen for the murder of Clifford Devoe, in which may be the fastest murder trial in the history of murder trials. I guess that’s fitting. The other is the villain of the week, Fallout, who is a radioactive man that is pretty oblivious to the fact that he’s a radioactive man, and is just trying to live his life.
This week, with the mid-season finales, we’re discussing the state of the CW DC shows (Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow) and The Walking Dead. Then, since The Last Jedi comes out this week, we figured that we should discuss something related to Star Wars, so we’re discussing video games related to Star Wars.
With the release of Batman: The Red Death, we have our first of the Dark Batmen origin stories. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to check out our recaps of Metal #1 and Metal #2. Otherwise, this story may not make a whole lot of sense.
The Batmen of the Dark Multiverse seem to make up their own Justice League, or sorts, each with the power or a normal Justice League member. So it seems. This all may have been explained better elsewhere, I don’t really read news articles on upcoming stories. First, I don’t like to be spoiled on any details. Second, I shouldn’t need to have an explanation going in for the story to make sense.
Anyways, The Red Death has the power of The Flash, and this is the story of how he got that power. (more…)