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Subj: This is why this is called a Time Paradox
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 at 04:43:01 pm BST (Viewed 548 times)
Reply Subj: Okay... The final scene of season 2...
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 at 08:28:07 am BST (Viewed 612 times)


    Barry saves Mom.

After accepting her death just TWO episodes before this. It's like that episode never happened...

    Slightly younger Barry, in costume and hiding in the doorway, DISAPPEARS.

At least he disappears happy. At least one of us was...

    This suggests Barry never became The Flash, or at least never went back in time to save his mother.


    Why does slightly older Barry, also in costume, NOT disappear? Hasn't his reason for going back in time also turned to vapor? If the slightly younger has vanished, why not the slightly older?

Time Paradox. I could also ask why didn't the timeline reset completely after Eddie killed himself? I don't care if Barry saved the city, perhaps the world, from a singularity, the timeline should have become very different. I could also ask why didn't Barry get erased from time when his past self (the Time Remnant) sacrificed himself to save the Multiverse? Time Paradox. Worse yet, the writers know these are time paradoxes and yet they don't care because they LOVE to break them and ignore them.

The writers COULD stick to their own time travel rules, but they don't. Why? Because they are far more interested in telling a good story rather than thinking, "Should this be possible?" So, instead of coming up with a clever work-around, they the ignore the problem and just write the episode. The ironic thing is, they aren't creating good stories because they keep ignoring every time paradox they create. The stories only make the episodes themselves "Jump the shark" and are so horribly written that the "good" story is buried under a mountain of problems that even a 5 year old could spot. And thus, that "good" story only ends up being a badly written one that isn't to be taken seriously.

This is why I view season 2 of the Flash as overall it's weakest season thus far. And if season 3 does not bring about a much needed course correction then the future of this TV show will be in serious trouble.

    And, for the free cotton candy, the final question-


Most likely not since he's from a different time period. But if Flash just leaves him there, he could still become trapped in the past, still kill Dr. Wells and take over, etc, etc. So Barry will have to do something about that. But will he? Probably not. The writers continue to ignore obvious solutions.

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?
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