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Subj: Re: The Flash "Don't Run" Episode *SPOILERS*
Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 at 11:52:56 pm GMT (Viewed 1053 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The Flash "Don't Run" Episode *SPOILERS*
Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 at 11:38:33 pm GMT (Viewed 1068 times)

    Comics aside, the episode was good but bad at the same time, and Devoe is still a supercilious prick, who bores me to tears using nebulous dialogue to try and prove his spurious preeminence. I freaking HATE Devoe. But, lets be fair, if Devoe is bad, his wife is the real evil genius there. Flipping heck! She allowed him to get struck on purpose with the particle accelerator. Then she has gone along on this crusade and built all his stuff. She is an absolutely repugnant excuse for a human being. So that was one thing the episode did great, made me hate Mrs Dr Professor Devoe more than I already do.

Love or hate her, at least the actress is beautiful. And if she's had this affect on you, it means she's a good actor because it's their job to get you to hate their character. \^_\^

    Iris is "Team leader" why and how did she suddenly get in charge? I thought it was "Team Flash." Surely Barry is the leader? And only she can make the tough calls? Stop me if I am wrong, but, aside from telling Team Iris to do things they were already doing or going to do, what actual purpose does Iris serve beyond being a simple love interest for Barry? She used to be a journalist, what happened with that? Iris bugs me. Its not Candice's fault I think she does as good a job as any could with what the writers give her to do.

After Barry got trapped in the Speed Force, Team Flash needed leadership so Iris stepped in. That never officially stopped. Aside from the reporter thing, Iris needs something to do other than being Barry's love interest.

Speaking of Iris and that whole reporter thing. The reason why it's hardly ever seen anymore is because this show has too many supporting characters. Joe, Harry, Cisco, Caitlin and Fake Wally aren't needed. If these characters were removed, a lot more time could be dedicated towards Barry's CSI career, Iris's reporting and things like that. In the old 90's Flash, he had hardly any supporting characters and we got to see Barry at his work place a LOT more often, which I loved.

With so many supporting characters, there isn't a whole lot of time to see them at their jobs except with Team Flash. Every has to have a story arc and time focused on it. That eats up a lot in one episode and leaves no time for seeing Barry as a CSI or Iris as a reporter. To make matters worse, the showrunners aren't particularly good at the CSI stuff or the reporter stuff, which is why we hardly ever see it. They think the more supporting characters we have, the better the show is when it's actually hurting the show more than helping it.

Arrow, Legends and Supergirl all suffer from the same problem to various degrees. Arrow is the worst of them, though, since Oliver has so many sidekicks he works with now.

    Ralph is seemingly invulnerable, and could have EASILY caught Miss fake British accent aka Amunet with ease. All he'd have to do is wrap her up nice and tight, just like he did that dinosaur skeleton a few episodes prior. Yet they cut and run!? I thought Ralph was all about catching the bad guy? Doesn't make sense. And they've just allowed a deadly metahuman to escape when, Cisco and Ralph could have probably taken her.

Very, very good point here. Ralph may be a rookie with the whole powers thing, but even I would have thought of taking her out when I could.

    I have to say while I found the episode intense, I seemed to enjoy and hate it at the same time.

So, 5 out of 10 stars?

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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