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Subj: Re: Flash Feb 6th
Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 at 09:39:12 am EST (Viewed 1032 times)
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    At the appeal hearing, Ralph shows up disguised as Devoe and gives some seriously fantastic testimony. Cecile reminds the judge that the city has a history of the immpossible and people appearing to be dead and returning. Devoe's wife is astounded.

    The judge is astounded but clear's Barry of all charges and orders his release.

I was enjoying this episode right up until this scene. It didn't seem to have been thought through too well and fell flat for me.

Mrs Devoe had been shown in earlier episodes to be an extremely intelligent woman, with the ability to think quickly and adapt to new situations. For example she handles Ralph and Joe's expose of her 'affair' in court with ease.

She KNEW that the man who appeared in court wasn't her husband. All she had to do was call him out as an imposter. They could have settled the matter there and then simply by allowing her to ask the imposter a few intimate questions. 'Devoe' wouldn't be able to answer them and that would surely throw enough doubt on the proceedings for 'Devoe' to be detained until the real man's body could be exhumed.

And she could have backed it up by demanding that fake 'Devoe' show the court his stab wounds, which could be checked against coroners' records. Even in the unlikely event that Ralph knew where the wounds were, I doubt he could have reproduced them precisely.

It's not like Devoe just died and came back to life. He was placed in a coffin and was BURIED! We saw the funeral! I know Central City is home to some impossible things, but seriously? No one questioned that?

And what happened when the appeal hearing was over? Did fake 'Devoe' just swan off into the sunset? Didn't they think it odd he wouldn't have left with his wife? What was the conversation there?

No, it just didn't work at all.

Only two other things in the episode bothered me.

1) The convenience of having a manhole entrance to the sewers smack in the middle of the floor of an ultra high security metahuman holding facility.

2) Katee Sackhoff's extremely grating faux English accent. It's getting more annoying with every appearance.

Yeah, the ending lost me, as well.

And I'm not too keen on Ralph being able to look like anybody. I could see contorting his face and body into various disguises, but... how's he turning his skin dark?

But I wasn't thrilled with the Barry in jail story anyway. Glad it's done.

I did like Caitlin's pep talk. \:D Great use of her for a change.

Lastly, I want to see more of Becky (real Becky, not DeVoe-Becky).

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