Subj: According to reports, the Flash's ratings have droppedPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 at 08:47:33 pm BST (Viewed 487 times)
Reply Subj: Season 4 has begun
Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 at 05:02:01 am BST (Viewed 415 times)
having some trouble feeling my old excitement for any of this stuff anymore.
Might be time for me to.....reevaluate.
Anyway, Team Flash has spent the past 6 months stumbling around trying to handle things without Barry.
Iris is in charge and refuses to try to get Barry back. Cisco disagrees and he has been working with Wells2, Felicity and others to get Barry back. He goes to get Caitlin who is working in a bar and is somehow NOT Killer Frost any longer, at least at the moment. She dodges the question about what she did to be Caitlin again.
A super powered samurai appears and easily defeats Vibe and Kid Flash and gives 24 hours to bring him the Flash.
Barry is taken from the speed force but his brain is a bit short circuited from his time in the speed force.
Efforts to snap him out of it fail until Iris lets herself be taken hostage to help Barry wake up. As soon as Joe tells him that Iris is going to die, Barry powers up, grabs the new Flash suit that Cisco made and takes off. Everyone at STAR is tracking his speed, he is faster then ever now, wally comments that he himself never went that fast.
Flash saves Iris and beats the Samurai who turns out to be a sophisticated robot. Barry's brain appears to have rebooted finally and Caitlin comments that Barry is healthier then ever even for him.
Barry states he feels like he was reborn. Wally comments that Barry is now the fastest speedster ever.
Barry was writing gibberish that translates into "This House is bitchin". Nobody knows what it means and Barry doesn't remember writing any of that stuff or what it means.
Many humorous pop culture references, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Stan Lee, and more.
We learn at the end that Caitlyn is still Killer Frost and that she can change back and forth, but some schizophrenia may be part of her now. Also nice paraphrase from the Hulk "Dont make Frosty, you wouldn't like me when I'm frosty"
Also earlier when Barry was flashing around the lab out of control, he gets decked with a cold blast and Caitlyn emerges from a room with a cold gun in her hands and says "You were expecting someone else?"
We see the supervillain of the season at the end, and the whole samurai attack was to get The Flash back as part of some overall plan.
articles on CBR indicate that while in the SF, Barry was living his entire life from beginning to end, ad nauseum. Thus explaining his confusion when he was freed, and that he may have some foreknowledge of things to come.
Another article indicates Barry gets a new power this season......I suspect that he will finally learn how to travel both in time and also to alternate Earth's on his own without the speed tunnel/cosmic treadmill, or a tachyon booster or Cisco.
Last night it's Season 4 Premiere saw a drop in ratings compared to it's season 3 opening episode. About a 23% drop.
So did Supergirl.
Seems your not the only one losing their excitement over this stuff. The Flash is barely fun to watch anymore. The Showrunners have really screwed this show up.
Oh, and Barry can already travel in time on his own and travel to other dimensions on his own too (at least, under special circumstances he's done it on his own). So, no, that's not going to be a new power because, technically, he already has it.
It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?