The Flash Season 1 Finale Review: Home Is Where Your Timeline Is

The Flash S01E23: "Fast Enough"

When "Out of Time" aired back in March, I said that it felt like a season finale instead of Episode 15. It had big reveals and an insane cliffhanger... and all of it was wiped out the following week, even if the show was amused with itself that it now takes place in an alternate timeline from when it began (something they reminded us about in this episode). "Fast Enough" didn't go as big as "Out of Time," but I'm very happy about that. It was wildly pleasant, wildly emotional, and then just plain wild. "Fast Enough" was one of the most satisfying season finales to a show that I've seen in a while, and it's not just because I wish it were possible for me to run real fast in a circle and time travel to the day that Season 2 premieres.

Certainly the cliffhanger does play into how much I liked "Fast Enough." I mean, there's a wormhole gobbling up Central City, and Barry ran into it at super-speed in the opposite direction to stop it. And that's just ridiculous, even though I appreciated the writers making a nod to the tornado from the pilot. I love that I legitimately don't have any idea about how Season 2 begins based on this cliffhanger, other than that Central City and Barry Allen will still exist. It's very exciting to be in the dark. This is one instance where The Flash benefits from its time travel aspect—and now alternate dimensions, maybe, who knows?—in that it could very well do anything and still feel like The Flash.

However, the cliffhanger was also the least interesting part of the episode. It was cool and all, but everything that led up to it was just that much better. This was an episode where Barry was able to have two Joe-Barry Talks, a talk with Henry, a talk with his dying mother, and a talk with Iris in which Iris was written like a human being and in a way that said, "Hey, this is the woman that Barry has feelings for! It kind of makes sense now!" This was an episode where there was time for a wedding, time for Eobard to drop some Cisco-related seeds for next season, time to reunite Eddie and Iris, AND time for Eddie to sacrifice himself to eliminate Eobard from existence. Despite all the time travel and time paradox stuff the episode was geared up for—I'm sure there's an explanation for how the timeline didn't just radically change once Eddie died—it spent pretty much the entire episode doing character related stuff, and that was great.

It had to be a tough decision to make, though. The easy but exciting path would've been to have "Fast Enough" occur in the past for much of the episode, maybe even having Present Barry and Future Barry teaming up and stopping Past Reverse-Flash from killing Nora a few different times. Or they could have Groundhog Day'd it, and had Barry try but fail a few times before he was actually able to save Nora. Pushing off the return to the past to the episode's last 10 minutes or so to instead focus on all these other elements was a bold move, and it demonstrated that The Flash is, despite how poorly they wrote and plotted Iris (and her relationship with Eddie) for much of the season, invested in its characters more than in its special effects and superhero daring-do. As the show begins to really dig into time travel and alternative dimensions, it's this core that I hope doesn't get lost.

Because that core helped to make sure that the conclusion to "Fast Enough" worked. All the "What should I do?" conversations and Ronnie and Caitlin's quickie wedding weren't just filler to pad out the episode's run time. Without experiencing his support system exactly how it is now in this timeline, and seeing how the people he cared about existed in it with loved ones, Barry's decision to tell Nora that he and Henry end up safe and they love her wouldn't have meant as much. Sure, it would've meant something since Barry has benefitted from this support system all season, but the episode went out of its way to remind us—and Barry—of how good his life is even though (and because) his mother died and his biological father's in prison. It gave his decision a little more weight because of the context of the episode.

Due in no small part to two other finales I reviewed this season where character decisions happened with a little too much subtlety albeit it with a good bit of groundwork or simply happened because the show needed them toThe Flash making sure Barry realizated his life was exactly how he wanted it made sense across an entire season and in this episode really elevated things for me. There's a throughline to Barry's decision to allow Nora to still die that would've been very easy to either bungle or somehow lessen the impact of, and "Fast Enough" managed to dodge those bullets for something that demonstrated just how much Barry has grown over the course of the season. He's gone from an adult who wanted to undo a childhood trauma to an adult who accepted how that trauma has played a part in making his life exactly what it is and how that isn't such a bad thing after all.

It did not hurt that most of the episode's big talks involving Barry managed to get me very, very misty. Joe and Barry's first talk where Joe basically told Barry to change history so that Barry could have two parents instead of just one—and so that someone else can be Barry's father—got things off to a moistened eye start since I am very deeply invested in the Joe and Barry dynamic and in watching Grant Gustin and Jesse L. Martin act in scenes together. 

So writing an emotional Joe and Barry talk very early in the episode is a little mean of the writers, but I managed to work through it. The Flash, however, decided to play dirty pool and follow that up with a Henry and Barry talk in which Henry told Barry not to change history, that Nora wouldn't want Barry to sacrifice the life he had now for her, and that he, certainly, did not want Barry to do it. I'm getting a little choked up just thinking about it again as I write this because Gustin and John Wesley Shipp pretty much nailed this. Pile on the one-two punch of both of Barry's dads willing to sacrifice themselves so that Barry could be happy and there was just a lot of dust in my apartment even though I swept and dusted yesterday.

I had some time to recover, though, because the show took a breather in order to move the plot along as Eobard and Cisco had an exchange, Stein bucked up Eddie, and explained all the science-ish stuff the show needed to map out for the big trip to the past. Just when I felt good again, Barry and Joe had another talk, and Barry said, "I was born with one father and that tragedy gave me another. And I don't think I can lose you." At that point, there was apparently a minor dust storm inside my apartment and I have no idea how that happened.

And then, before he stepped into the particle accelerator to save Nora's life and thus erasing their timeline, Barry called Joe "Dad" and I was done. I was out. I wasn't sobbing or anything, but I also won't jokingly play it off as dust or some such. There were real tears because all of these scenes were culminations of Barry's journeys with himself and with both of his fathers this season and because Gustin gives really good sad/crying face. Somewhere in my brain, I knew that Barry wouldn't save Nora, but across these scenes, it also didn't matter that I knew that. That's good writing and acting right there.

Right. So there was crying. But also there was fun stuff! Lots of fun and geeky stuff! Things like how Cisco wanted to know how the Reverse-Flash costume fit into the ring because he really couldn't help himself even though he absolutely hated Eobard. In fact, that entire exchange between Eobard and Cisco was pretty fantastic on all sorts of levels, from continuing that thread of Eobard having had very conflicting emotions about these people he'd had to work with—I loved him differentiating between Present Day Barry Allen whom he does not hate and Future Barry Allen who he very much does hate—to Eobard taking credit for Cisco's forthcoming "great and honorable destiny." The decision to tie Cisco's latent metahuman abilities into his ability to recall the smudged out timeline was rather clever, and I'm glad the show provided an explanation that also served a larger purpose to Cisco's development as a character.

Other bits, like Stein officiating over the Ronnie and Caitlin's wedding, were just as entertaining, and that the wedding was there at all is a small wonder. Yes, again, it served to reinforce the emotional pull that this timeline had on Barry, but there's something really lovely about the show taking a little breather from all its insanity to have a quickie wedding for these two characters. Even better was that the threat that Barry could erase this wedding out of existence was pure subtext. There weren't any jitters or angst about it. All the characters were living in that moment right there and then, and it was superb.

If there's one last thing to appreciate about "Fast Enough," it's that it really ended up encapsulating a lot of The Flash's best qualities. There was generally great character work. It had a mixture of tones that weren't in conflict with one another but instead complemented each other. It's a good-looking show that leaned into its comic book origins, both in terms of look—its slo-mo shots resemble splash pages—and near-anything goes attitude—they actually used Grodd for Pete's sake. For the finale, the writers decided that a black hole would open up above the city. You just don't get more ridiculous than any of this. 

The Flash also has a strong core ensemble that never faltered from an acting standpoint, and that ensemble was routinely backed up by great guest stars who would bring their own particular dynamics. Whether it was Gustin as the charming glue that held the show together, Martin's gravitas, Wentworth Miller going full ham, or Tom Cavanagh's slowly arching performance, The Flash rarely felt like a hodge-podge of actors swinging by for a paycheck. The only time it felt like that was when it struggled to fully incorporate its villain of the week into the main plot, or tell a good story around that villain. It didn't happen a lot, but as the season wore on, cracks in that format began to appear.

The Flash's biggest problem—the apparent inability to write anything consistently compelling for Iris—will hopefully be a thing of the past in Season 2 since she's now in on Barry's secret. With Eddie dead, there'll be an emotional fallout for Iris to deal with that will, likely, further delay the inevitable coupling of Barry and Iris. Going forward, the show will have to figure out a way to make sure that Iris feels like a fully integrated character. All the other characters have the benefit of their jobs feeding into Barry's superheroics, and Iris's reporting can do that and also be its own standalone element. In a show that that's this competent and this fun, it shouldn't be that hard to add one more character to the party.



LEFT IN THE DUST


– Eddie, man, I should've marked you as a goner as soon as Stein gave you a little pep talk. A little bit of me hopes your dead body getting sucked into the singularity plays a part in future episodes.

– Two characters from the forthcoming Legends Of Tomorrow ranked presences in the finale. Eobard mentioned Rip Hunter as he was admiring the time sphere, and Kendra Saunders—she who is Hawkgirl—made a quick cameo looking up at the big singularity in the sky. Even after the trailer, I'm still not exactly sold on or even excited about the spin-off, but their choice of a villain does have me at least somewhat intrigued.

– But seriously, have fun parsing out the whole Eddie killed himself so now Eobard doesn't exist but the current timeline still exists thing.

– Jay Garrick's helmet tumbling out of the wormhole? Little squee.

– Hi, Killer Frost!

– "Yeah, not mad we lost that name." "Hey! I thought it had pizazz!"

– "I need you to build a time machine." "Go on."

– "Cisco... I'm sorry." "Yeah, it sucks." "Not for killing you. I'm sure I had a good reason."

– "Let's not fight on our wedding day." I'm a little sad that Stein wasn't really a complete and utter jerk like he was in his earlier appearances, but I grooved on the idea that he and Ronnie have become closer in their time on the run.

– "I got a second chance to come back here and... tell you that I’m okay. Dad and I are both okay. And we love you, mom." Tears. All the tears.

– Best/favorite episodes of the season: "Going Rogue," "Flash vs. Arrow,"  "Out of Time," "Grodd Lives," and "Fast Enough."


What'd you think of "Fast Enough" and Season 1 as a whole? What do you want from Season 2?


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Sep 09, 2015
I have a question that is bothering me but I don't know where to post it so here I am.
The reverse-flash come from about 150years from now on right?
He talked about Eddie's family and how they were all important in the history except him.
He has a paper that come from his time that say "the flash vanish in a moment of crisis" or something so that refer to when Barry cameback to the past and save himself then the reverse-flash killed his mom right? So that prove that this paper come from 150 from now on SO Why Iris wrote it? Is she still alive? I can accept that barry is still alive since he have power and stuff but Iris? Can someone help me please?
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Sep 11, 2015
If you google up that newspaper, u will see that it was written in 2024. Reverse-flash is from a further future... like 23rd century.

He traveled back in time and become a major villain to Barry's flash in 2020s. I mean, in the original timeline, Barry didnt become flash this early.
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Sep 12, 2015
Thank you I was so confused
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Aug 31, 2015
What I am really bothered about... the don't stick to their own rules. I mean, this is a comic and a science fiction show but the least I would expect is that same things would be the same even if they are just fantasized...
What i mean is the following. In the beginning, the had a timeline in wich young barry growed up with his parents, became the flash and became the nemesis of Eobard Thawne, the Reverse Flash. Thawne and the Flash then returned in time, altered the timeline what led to the events of the series. The adult Flash, who was in this reality the night that Nora died presumebly returned to his own timeline, which is almost impossible because that time didn't exist any longer due to the change of history. But let us assume this is part of the "Multiverse physics" so this timetravel event created another existence and the "original flash" was able to return to his... he was still two times there and when in ep.23 the "new Flash" went back in time he was even there three times. So we must guess that all the timetravelers have to go back to ther own timeline or else they would be duplicates of themselves. If you are still with me... Here is the Question:
What happend to the second Flash, when Barry came back while fighting the tsunami? We have that moment where he felt awkward, and than realized that he came back a day and than changed his course of action, leading to the arrest of the Wheater Wizard instead of the tsunami and the kill of Cisco. But where is the second Flash? According to the events of the night Nora dies the logic dictates that the flash had to return to the known altered timeline and fight of the tsunami while the other still does not now what is about to happen and would do still the same things because there was no interaction, no passing of information betwen the two of him.
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Sep 06, 2015
That is an interesting question. The only thing I can think of is that Barry replaced himself in the Tsunami event in the moment when he was running side by side with himself. That couldn't have happened in the finale as the "young" Barry wasn't "running" when "old" Barry came back. Stretching it but it's the only thing that makes a bit of sense to me.

Concerning the events around Barry's mother's death: I did expect it to turn out that the Barry that fought Reverse Flash there was "our" Barry all along and that he had to save his younger self, even though he was aware that Reverse Flash was going to kill his mom, thereby creating a time loop.

The way I understood it the Barry that fought Eobard in the past was from a point in Barry's future but not as far from the future as Eobard so this would have made more sense to me than a total of 3 Barrys present at his mother's end.

However no matter how you put it: Eddie's death should have had a much bigger effect than that. I can't wrap my head around how and why Eobard would have vanished right there and then without the whole story changing as he WAS such a big influence on all the events before. If he never existed he couldn't have done all the things he did. But he DID acknowledge that when he disappeared so I'm guessing there will be an explanation for this in the future. And I do hope Thomas Cavanagh returns in Season 2 in some form.
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Aug 27, 2015
Okey, lots of people have problem with the time thing and so do I but I also have another question, MACH 2, what do they mean mach 2? He is already running so fast people can't see him, he ran right through a truck for f sake just a few eps ago and now they are worried he might not make mach 2???
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Jun 27, 2015
A bit late... but that is some AMAZING TELEVISION, some of those episodes (mainly 15 and 23) felt like they've were out of a movie!
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Jun 17, 2015
- I kinda find it annoying how the MC's love rival get killed off by the end of the season. Same thing happened with Arrow season 1.
- This first season was amazing, but I'm really afraid how they can make you hate the characters all of the sudden or make their characterization goes away in a single incident. (Arrow again)

After seeing Grodd, I'm also really interested to see what they have in store for us.
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Jun 08, 2015
Actually it took sleeping on it but I’ve worked it out. Even multiple timelines won’t resolve this.
So here’s the thing. Eddie kills himself erasing Eobart, but only because Eobart is about to kill The Flash. So by erasing Eobart Eddie never kills himself. There is no resolution to that. So that is how they’ve managed to create a world devouring black hole. Perhaps in this universe if you create a paradox like you end up creating a black hole that destroys the paradox.
That could also be why future Flash told current Flash not to save his mother – that would lead to the same sort of paradox. He can only save his mother if he becomes the version of The Flash that has his mother killed when he’s a child.
So now to undo this all I think The Flash is going to have to go back in time in Season 2 and prevent the whole Eddie/Eobart paradox. I think Cisco’s ability to retain memory between versions of time will also play some part in the plot.
Of course I could be way off but this would be the most graceful way to resolve the current mess.
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Sep 18, 2015
Well they are not multiple times but multiple universes. IE Earth 1, earth 2, etc.
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Jun 08, 2015
Also the reason multiple timelines don't work is that we see that Eddie killing himself erases Eobart in the same timeline. If it just produced a different time line Eobart wouldn't disappear from existence.
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Jun 04, 2015
First off, I hated the cliffhanger. It felt cheap and deliberate, plus I really wanted Flash S2 to start on a clean, Eobard-free slate. Now we'll have to have at least one episode to resolve the singularity before we can get a feel for what season 2 of the CW's most successful show ever is going to be like now that it's not just a wild idea to capitalize on Arrow's success.

Second, I wanted to punch my TV when DOCTOR Caitlin was the one to ask "What's a singularity?" Just because she was the girl in the room. COME ON SHOW, Caitlin has taken physics.

Third, what wormhole do I have to go through to get Jesse Martin to be my second dad? And why WAS it so damned dusty?

Finally, we resolved the impact of Eddie's death thusly: When LOST f'ed around with time travel, they used the phrase "whatever happened, happened" which I believe is an over-simplification of an actual theory (universe needs to avoid paradox or something). By this logic, whatever happened during the period of time that Eddie existed, including Eobard's arrival in 2000 and 15 years of havoc-wreaking, happened, but once Eddie died, his progeny (including Eobard) ceased to exist from that point forward. In other words, you can change the future, but you can't change the past, and Eobard was already part of the past.

Make sense? No? Have a stiff drink and read it again.


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Aug 27, 2015
That's the only thing that makes sense.
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Jun 04, 2015
rewatched season again

in the timeline when nora doesn't get killed does barry still becomes the flash
and in the future he does something that results in thawne losing everything that's important to him (my opinion his family)

eobards reaction when barry doesn't save his mother suggested to me that in saving her eobards would get what he wanted
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Jun 03, 2015
Oka. I read the complete comments list and haven't find so far why the helmet from golden era flash came through the worm hole?
why? Any theory? A plausible explanation will do,
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Jun 03, 2015
I love Candance Patton, I HATE Iris West ever since she found out she a big SOOKIE LA LA "you didn't tell me" wah wah wah
and then she gets mad at Joe for not telling her Barry was in love with her
and after all that she still gets back with Eddie I mean come on writers didn't you learn our lesson with Laurel Lance making us hate the main love interest
of titular character arrow great show that people have actually stopped watching because of Laurel don't do that to the flash
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May 30, 2015
maybe this was all eobards plan in the first place-if barry can listen to his future self then why not the same for the reverse flash-im sure there is a few versions of him out there, who could be warning him of future events.
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May 27, 2015
I thought this was a brilliant episode all round! I've enjoyed the camper side of Flash more than I expected and I've had fun with every episode. I just hope it can continue on it's upward trajectory, not take itself too seriously and doesn't get too bogged down in cross overs, spin off's and over complicating things. As for Eddie killing himself, the timeline doesn't end because it's only him and his line that dies not the whole universe as such. At least that's how I@m seeing it. I'm also thinking that maybe just maybe this big black hole things is going to transport him somewhere in the future where he survives and because he survives he harbours resentment for Flash and then that's how his family line ends up hating the Flash etc. I dunno, either way it was enjoyable, bit mean to leave it on a cliffhanger though :P even though we know it's not gonna fall off the cliff!
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May 26, 2015
Ok, I don't mind so much about this because it's a tv show and i'm really just digging this show right now, but I have to say that according to everything know, black holes aren't 'just upside down tornado's'. Sure, I can get behind the idea Barry was just using the analogy as a way it works, but that's just at a basic pulling in level. Unless he can somehow move the singularity to a place where it won't do any harm, this alternate earth is doomed. And of course, there's no way he can physically move a singularity, so bye bye baby. Even the comic books treat real science better than this :p

Still, can't wait to see Season 2!
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May 27, 2015
Totally agree. Unfortunately, these last 2 episodes ruined the entire series for me. Not sure the writers can do anything to get me back on board and interested in season 2 after this nonsensical finale.
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May 29, 2015
JPR... It's based on a comic book. Their universe is NOT our universe. Who's to say what laws of physics apply in their reality. This series is not meant to be an informative NOVA type show, it's meant to be FUN.

Kick off your shoes, turn off your rational mind and just enjoy the ride!
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Jun 03, 2015
It's not the physics that bother me as much as the hero taking advice from captured, known murders, liars, manipulators, and thieves. The flash is no longer a hero in my eyes. He's a villain, and I will have nothing to do with him anymore.

Barry should have learned his lesson in the penultimate season 1 episode about trusting murderers and lying crooks, but he didn't. And his entire posse of friends should have been rubbing his nose in that fact during the finale - especially Joe. Yet it was never mentioned. I'm all for character flaws, but that was just beyond nonsensical.

Therefore I have lost all respect for every single character in the show and will not be watching any more of it.
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May 26, 2015
Finally a good episode. Am interested to read how the timeline is still intact as the reviewer said. Also, hoping S2 is more like this and not just more lame villains.
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May 27, 2015
Ah. Now I see the target audience that the writers were going after with this finale. I'm right the opposite. Loved the villains, and would have gladly watched several more seasons had they continued on that path. Hate the finale sooooo much I won't even entertain the thought of watching one more episode. EVER.
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May 26, 2015
Barry was in jail on one of the scenes that flashed by in the timestream. I assume we'll learn more next season.
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Sep 09, 2015
The episode is right now on TV in France and I was reading your comment (I already watched the season but it's on tv so why not watch it again lol) and saw that scene and you're right I hope we will learn more
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Jun 04, 2015
i THOUGHT so! My spouse disagreed.
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Jun 06, 2015
You were right. I rewound it to check.
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May 25, 2015
I am so done with this show.

It was great throughout the whole season - until we got to these last 2 episodes. Sure, Iris comes across like a sanctimonious 5th wheel half the time, but all the other characters were written and acted superbly. And I especially loved the "metahuman of the week" as most of the villains were spectacularly acted and voiced.

But then came these last 2 episodes - where Barry Allen proves he is the dumbest superhero ever. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for character flaws and a touch of humanity in this sci-fi world. But he has no business being a superhero if he's willing to risk the fate of untold numbers of innocent people by trusting murderous, cheating, manipulative, lying villains.

Not all liars will steal, and not all thieves will murder, but It is a fact that if someone is willing to murder, they are also willing to cheat and steal. And it is also a fact that if someone is willing to cheat and steal, they will also be willing to lie.

Barry got burned for trusting the villain Cold in the last episode. And he didn't learn his lesson because now in the very next chapter of the story he's trusting Eobard. Both Eobard and Cold have lied, manipulated, stolen, and murdered to get what they want - without a shred of conscience for any of it. Even a flawed superhero should know you never trust or deal with unrepentant murderers.

Barry can't trust Eobard's word that the wormhole will really work - or that it won't kill him. He can't trust Eobard that the singularity is no big deal so long as Barry returns to the present within 112 seconds. And he can't trust that future generations won't be utterly slaughtered after he lets this villainous mastermind return to the future.

And yet Barry Allen isn't concerned about any of those things at all. Instead, he spends 80% of the episode asking his friends what he should do. And for some reason, not a single one of them (besides perhaps Cisco) even mentions that they don't think Barry should be trusting the most dangerous villain they've every captured.

If I had been Joe, I'd have pressed Barry's face into the debacle that occurred in the previous week's episode. Joe, who is supposed to be so great at reading people. Joe, who knew Cold could not be trusted but let Barry learn that lesson the hard way. And now Joe doesn't mind that Barry didn't even learn his lesson!??? Are you kidding me?

I get where Barry had to become an adult who comes to terms with what happened in his past, but he could have come to terms with it just as well without ever trusting Eobard on this wormhole and Singularity deal. As I say, I'm all for having a superhero with flaws because they are easier to relate to. But a superhero who trusts villains, gets burned, and then trusts even more dangerous villains is not a superhero I can ever stand to watch again.

It was a nice show through its first 21 episodes, at least. I will never watch another episode of this garbage again now, though.
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May 24, 2015
So... who else thinks that Eddie might become Booster Gold, that way he was sucked out of the timeline like that?
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May 26, 2015
That would be funny. However, they'd have to do a lot of retconning of the character for that, as Booster Gold, is, well, Booster Gold.
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Jun 21, 2015
Not followed Booster Gold in the comics a lot, but from what I understand, he tried to hide his origins so no one could go back in time and kill him or his family to wipe him from existence? And it's been mentioned that they do seem somewhat similar... the "pretty boy" persona of both of them.
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May 24, 2015
Who writes this show a 3 year old the show logic is so stupid
Barry went back in time and risked everyone life
and I mean everyone life (by creating a black hole)
just to talk to his mother for a few minutes .
That selfish act is not what hero does it is what a villain does.
Why even being the Black hole constraint If
they were going to have it anyway ?
If something Barry does can risk the entire world than there is no question.
He should not do it.
but he did so if he did do that stupid thing at least save your mother
create a alternate universe and give us a better cliffhanger than the one they did
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May 24, 2015
Future flash stopped him from preventing Noras death..... Tsk. Disgusting casual..
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Jun 09, 2015
He didn't stop him. He told him not to. What if creating a paradox destroys the universe? If he'd stopped his mother dying, he'd have created one because the version of him that stops her dying can't exist if she lives. Likewise with Eddie killing himself. Eobart couldn't exist, so couldn't create the situation in which Eddie kills himself. If you use different time lines to explain things Eobart would never disappear out of existence. I think the black hole is time unravelling and what we'll see.

I do however agree that risking the whole planet to save your mother makes him a selfish villian, not a hero so that's terrible story writing.
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May 23, 2015
This finale gave me major feels!! Is it season 2 already?!!
"We're out of cows where I come from." damn!
"Ronnie, I love you but this is a time machine not a bookcase from IKEA."
"How did you fit your Reverse Flash suit into that little ring?"
"Cisco... I'm sorry." "Yeah, it sucked" "Not for killing you. I'm sure I had a good reason." laughed at this line
"May the Speed Force be with you."
"It's beautiful. Rip Hunter would be impressed."
That supersonic punch tho!
Damn Eddie!! probably should've gotten a vasectomy earlier although I think he will pop up in some other timeline/universe
It was cool seeing the Killer Frost tease and Hawkgirl cameo

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May 23, 2015
I saw rivers in my room, Noel. I sure did the moment he held his mother's hand and told her that they're both okay.

The amount of growth that Barry has seen all throughout the season, especially the last few episodes, it was the kind of development that was really needed to make this a great show. And it sure is a great show right now.

I do believe this is one perfect finally for this season. The cliffhanger left me thinking of millions of ideas. He might reset time, he might go to another time-dimention, he might go to the future, he might change things... etc. It was just great.

I can't believe Eddie is gone. I can't at all. I felt that shot in my heart! I found myself crying "NOOOO! Eddie, noo!!".



I love your review, I must admit that your analysis of the whole episode was really really great.
Great job, Noel! I can't wait to read more when the season starts this fall.
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May 23, 2015
Question for the comic book readers... how does the fact that Cisco can remember the alternate time line figure into the metahuman he becomes?
And second question... I read somewhere on another board that since Ronnie is now married to Catlin that Dr. Stein is going to have to find someone else to be Firestorm with, how is that possible considering it was the accelerator explosion that bound the 2 together on a molecular level the how can Stein just go find another 1/2?
OK those are my questions for the comic book people out there.
Thank you in advance for the explanations.
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May 24, 2015
Cisco's ability is vibrations. He can vibrate things and sense vibrations that other's can't. Based on parallel Universe theories that each Universe exist in the same space and time, but simply vibrate at different frequency. Cisco ability when apply with theory make him able to sense the vibrations of other Universes.


I can't answer you about Firestorm. That may be something that the plot device of Barry running into the Wormhole going to address. Resetting the time in a way that Stein is bonded to someone else. Part of the story of Firestorm in the comic books were about them searching for a way to separate each other, often without satisfying/permanent result. There was also a time when Firestorm was more than just two person merged together. this really can go down a lot of ways.
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May 24, 2015
Thank you on the Cisco explanation. When you describe the timelines vibrating at different frequencies it makes sense. Kinda like Skye on AoS, where everything vibrates at it's own frequency so she can manipulate and control them. Clarity dawning :-D
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May 23, 2015
Leaving aside the impossibility of the whole erasing Eobard thing (if he was never born the ENTIRE SERIES just got wiped and Barry is just a science geek) my inner fan boy squeaked at the arrival of the Golden Age Flash's helmet (stop sniggering at the back there)
We are getting Hawkgirl soon. Dare I hope for the entire Justice Society of America from Earth 2 as well?
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May 23, 2015
Ok just putting it out there - but do you think Eddie killing himself - thus erasing eobard from the future - is what caused the singularity wormhole?? Because if Eobard does not exist, then Barry's mother never dies, his father never goes to prison, harrison is not killed but not sure how likely it is that he had finished the particle accelorator (especially as Eobard had to kill him to get the thing built qucker?). I also want to point out that is was Eobard that sent Platicque to her death and I believe that as he came from the future, he would have known about her role in the universe and he was arranging to get her out of the way?
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May 24, 2015
That's exactly what I think - that the singularity was caused by the paradox Eddie created when he killed himself. Especially as Caitlin managed to close the original singularity.
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May 23, 2015
Also does this mean there are no longer any meta humans if the particle accelorator has not yet exploded and how does barry have his powers still????
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May 25, 2015
The writers have a LOT of explaining to do next season...
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May 26, 2015
The Flash season finale was definitely one of the best season finales I have ever seen, but still sooo many new questions.. My head hurts... :( Flashpoint Paradox maybe??
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May 23, 2015
So, let me get this straight. In order for Barry to save his mom from death and his dad from prison, he has to go back in time, an action that could possibly destory all humanity? So, he essentially becomes the monster that the show has tried to betray Wells as--willing to do anything, sacrifice anyone just for his own little comforts? What a total maggot. He and wells are not opposites. As far as heartless bastards go who would sacrifice anything for they're own petty needs, they've become competitors. Who can be the most evil? Who will be able to sacrifice more for their own stupid needs? Who, also, can surround himself with the biggest absolute idiots of all time that would allow a person to do such a thing? As far as the most evil person who ever lived with the most idiots around him, I'm sorry, Reverse Flash, the Forward Flash has you beat. You don't even rate a close second.

"Remember, Barry Allen..... you'll only have one minute and 52 seconds or else....." "I know." The ending turned out to be interesting. But how many thousands of people had to die just for little Barry's willingness to sacrifice humanity to bring his mum back.

And he doesn't even do that. Total looser.
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May 23, 2015
It's amazing how such incredibly popular shows such as this, Arrow, Falling Skies, and Under the Dome can fall victim to such abysmal, incredibly poor writing with incredibly gaping plot holes--writing at times that's not much better than a chimp throwing feces at a wall--yet we still watch them. I even like a couple of them. It's like, damn, is it something in the water? Too much Fluoride? Or is it too much lead in the fish we eat? A failed education system maybe? I don't know. But damn.
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May 23, 2015
"Flash, save us!" "Well, you probably should, since you just killed, what 10,000 people and Wells only killed, what, 20?" "Reverse Flash, save us!"
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May 24, 2015
Agreed and what about the episode where he susceptible save the locked up meta humans
I always thought locking a person alone in a room for weeks months or even years is a cruel and unusual punishment a man would go insane and become worse than he was
If Barry can not find a way to take the meta humans powers
The more human thing is to kill them

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May 22, 2015
Ugh, no. That level of cliffhanger is just not acceptable for a season finale. Also, as with anything ever involving time travel, it made no sense and seemed really inconsistent.

By the way, how is Barry still alive 130-whatever years into the future? Does he have a super long life? Or does he end up travelling into the future and meeting reverse-flash then.
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May 26, 2015
Once again, Eobard said HE was from 126 years in the future. This does not mean that Barry is alive then.
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May 22, 2015
Oh, and I was also confused as to why they would let Wells out of the cell? They had absolutely no reason to release him, give him his time machine, and allow him to travel back to his time.
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May 22, 2015
Enjoyed the season as a whole, but felt the finale let us down. It felt unnatural and against everything we've learned about these guys all season that they would allow him go back when the potential to damage the city (and the world, and the universe) was there. I don't think these characters would allow petty desires to endanger people like that. not to mention that they are all pretty happy with their lives.
I feel the Eddie thing coming for a while, but I thought they'd have him somewhere and he'd "threaten" to kill himself (or another reviewer pointed out, get a vasectomy).
Also, when Eobard disappears, why doesn't that undo all the things he's done since coming back UNLESS the real Dr. Wells did the same (for genuine reasons) in the alternate timeline. Considering that they spent some of the episode purposefully detailing that there would be an alternate timeline where everything had changed, it seems churlish to switch it around to suit the plot.
It also means that next season is going to have some Ross/Rachel kind of relationship stuff between grief-stricken Iris and guilt-stricken Barry, and that has the potential to be painfully boring.
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May 22, 2015
The thing with writing about time travel is very tricky. As Barry saw him self giving the "don't do it" finger wiggle, it was clear that it was very dangerous to change your own existing timeline.
But what everybody seems to forget was that Barry became the Flash because fake-Wells caused the accelerator to malfunction.
So when Eddie killed himself and thus killing every descendent that would come, including fake-Wells, fake-Wells would also not cause the accelerator to explode. So there should not be a Flash. When Fake-Wells got removed from existance, shouldn't everything he was involved in, vanish as well?

It's a paradox!!
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May 26, 2015
We only have the characters suppositions that Thawne was totally erased from existence. Stein is the only "expert" on time travel and his views are only theory at this point.

In the comics, Reverse-Flash becomes freed from all time lines.
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May 24, 2015
Perhaps that paradox is what creates the wormhole?
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May 26, 2015
That could be!
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May 22, 2015
It was a good finale, but the Eddie thing was incredibly predictable (for me at least). I posted here right after we learned Eobard's name that Eddie would kill himself in the finale to stop him....and I noramlly stink at predicting stuff.

I enjoyed the rest....potential paradoxes and all.
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May 22, 2015
Out of Time should have been the finale. It was this season's best episode and one of tv's finest moments. They should have stopped right there and take time to write a better ending to the Mother/reverse Flash plot. I think the only good character in this episode - and one of the best this season - was Eddie and killing him was a bad idea even if it actually makes him the real hero. And by the way it should have reset the timeline to what it was in the first place without the reverse Flash's meddling. That is unless it just skips everything he has tempered with while he wasn't even born yet. In addition, Flash not saving his mother was as dumb as Superman letting his father die, these DC heroes should binge watch Supernatural and learn a bit about family - okay maybe not the best example... Also I think we should call Marvel's agents of S.H.I.E.L.D for team Flash coz what they did was unbelievably irresponsible! Risking the planet - and everyone's life- so that the Flash can solve a personal issue is just evil! Did the writers really think we would turn a blind eye on this? They need to address this issue next season coz Barry running into a black hole is not heroic, it's just a selfish person trying to clean his own mess - not to mention how painfully ridiculous it was to watch. Worst part is that by saving his mother and stopping Eobard he would have prevented this catastrophe and restored the original timeline. His decision was purely emotional, I would have loved to see a season 2 with a completely changed world with only Cisco having memories of the old timeline. I hope they have better ideas in store for next season. I wouldn't like Iris to become as annoying as Laurel was after Tommy's death in Arrow. I don't want the Flash to become darker either, there's enough Darkness in Arrow already. Professor Wells and Eddie were good and charismatic characters, I'd like to see them again. And maybe the timeline was reset after all and we'll see Barry's mother and the real Wells alive, and they'll find a way to bring back Eddie. That's a season 2 I'd like to watch. As far as time travel goes, I think 12 Monkeys did a better job. And was I the only one thinking that maybe this time Barry's mother lives but not his dad when we see them both on the floor?
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May 22, 2015
How could you not be sold on Legends of Tomorrow? Anywhere where there's The Atom is a place I wanna be!
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May 22, 2015
Just gonna say this now: Beware Frost is coming!

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May 22, 2015
I have to highly disagree. I thought this finale was heck of a boring mess.

Leaving time travel issues aside, the highlight of the episode was Eddie shooting himself (did not see that one coming!).

But other than that? Is there actually any doubt how season 2 is going to go? The singularity or whatever now zaps people with cosmic rays or other techno babble and now more metahumans are going to run around town.

That and an introduction to the spin off obviously.



But what's even worse about the way the finale was structured is that it made everything seem so pointless. The bad guy plans this for years but gets nowhere. Barry works all this time to be a superhero only to become utterly useless?

He really didn't do anything. The one to stop the Reverse Flash is Eddie...
So essentially everything we went through with Barry this season had no purpose. It's almost like the final scene with him jumping in was added solely so Barry will actually have something to do and we'll ignore the fact that he did nothing this whole episode.


The good thing is that this show still doesn't take itself too seriously otherwise my head would have exploded with all sorts of things like the issues of the timeline without the reverse flash or why the bloody heck did Eddie have to shoot himself?
Couldn't he just decide to have a vasectomy or always use protection?

Yeah, I know, they wanted the dramatic Looper ending, but still when you end the season and give us time to think about it... we will...
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May 25, 2015
If you watch the show for its lighter aspects and comic book action, and perhaps even for the cool villains, then this show WAS "heck of a boring mess". If you really get into character development and emotional tug-of-war, then it had its fair share of redeeming moments.

Where I despise the show is for having Barry essentially become the worst villain to date by selfishly risking the lives of untold innocents in order to find closure with his mom's death and dad's imprisonment.

Whatever happened to finding closure in the fact that you know your dad is proud of you and wouldn't change a thing. And knowing your life is pretty swell as it is. And in knowing that you gained a 2nd awesome dad when yours was sent to prison wrongfully. And in finally capturing the real culprit and keeping him in prison forever.

But know, The Flash lost all credibility as a superhero by going back in time to get his closure. It's like he took the selfish, easy way out. And he was willing to risk completely changing the future or completely destroying the earth by creating a singularity.

But regardless of whether those 2 things happened, he was also willing to trust an unrepentant murderer the very week after he got burned for trusting another unrepentant murderer - and he and the idiots surrounding him didn't have any issues with allowing Eobard, the most dangerous masterminded criminal they'd ever captured, to return to a future generation where untold innocents would certainly be slaughtered.

The Arrow would never have made such incredibly dumb decisions. And I'm sure the Arrow wouldn't be too pleased with Barry releasing this guy right after it took such teamwork to catch him the previous week.

I would have much preferred that Barry came to grips with his past like a normal human being - without all the dumb, risky decisions and the time travel. He's proven himself too stupid and too selfish to be allowed to harness such incredible power. I will never watch another minute of this show.
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May 26, 2015
That is sort of what i meant by how pointless everything was sonce Barry didnt learn anything nor wasnt he going to gain anything by risking everyone for nothing.

That is what makes Eddie's story rather than Barry. Cause he went through a journey and eventually risked his life fof the greater good. While Barry did nothing and only made things worse?

so we are in perfect agreement.



Although Arrow would have done the same... How many deals has he done with Merlin?
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May 22, 2015
The Flash's biggest problem—the apparent inability to write anything consistently compelling for Iris

No, the show's biggest problem is that Barry is far too powerful. Almost every single episode should just end with him punching (or stabbing with a tranq) and finishing off the random metahuman of the week.

Yes, it's a problem with the source material obviously, but that's hardly an excuse. At least when it came to Smallville, they dropped Kryptonite everywhere to give us some tension.

In Flash's case, it will eventually turn into a joke.
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May 22, 2015
One last thing, I liked the fact that they finally talked about why Cisco remembers the timeline. But... Isn't it beyond all kinds of absurd that nobody thought about this issue all along?

The audience just assumes it's crap tv writing and moves on, but if you are going to relate to this issue, it makes no sense that neither of the scientists on this show questioned this issue.

Also, I'm hoping Cisco isn't going to be this show's Chloe Sullivan that gets presumably cool powers and have the writers just completely ignore them 5 second later.
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May 22, 2015
I agree, the scientists should have investigated that further. Maybe they did off camera... and while I had no idea, I suppose the writers might have assumed the audience would be familiar already with Francisco Ramon becoming The Vibe.
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May 22, 2015
They clearly didn't do it off camera otherwise Cisco himself wouldn't be utterly shocked when Wells suggested it
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May 23, 2015
They clearly didn't figure out he was metahuman off camera, doesn't mean they didn't discuss his ability to remember.
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May 22, 2015
Love the series. Love the finale.

One minor gripe: the Eddie scene reminds me too much of Looper....

Was Eddie's death really necessary? Why can't Eddie just decide at that point in time that he will go get a vasectomy?
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May 22, 2015
It is a show with time travel and all kinds of weird stuff, I am sure Eddie will be back...
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May 22, 2015
Spoiler Alrert








He won't. The producers said he is dead and he won't be a regular next season but most likely he'll appear in a couple of flashbacks.
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May 22, 2015
so cisco is gonna become something/one cool?? that scene was my fav.
and yes eddies body got sucked into the black hole for a reason.. it will be revealed after a while and be awesome!
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May 22, 2015
Wow, just wow... I'm sad to see Eddie go and I too wondered about the affects that him dying would have on the current timeline. Also Rick Cosnett is dreamy.

I can't imagine or even start to think about what in the world could be in store for Season 2. This was so much craziness. So many choked up moments as well. Wow!
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May 22, 2015
So Barry spent most of the episode contemplating a decision we knew he was going to make only to travel to the past to make a decision we knew he was going to make (I.e. Let his mother die in order to preserve the timeline). Nothing in the narrative (or promos) suggested that Barry would actually save Nora and change everything.

The episode was very emotional (who doesn't love Joe/Barry moments) and it did have some interesting twists (namely Eddie sacrificing himself), but overall it wasn't the climactic finale I was expecting for a show that has had such a successful first season.
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May 21, 2015
Liked the episode, felt S1 was ok and a fun show but Noel...how can you complain for some stupid plotting in Arrow and when stupid plotting ahem the wedding ahem is a relief and a needed brake in Flash?

Double standards I'd say
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May 21, 2015
I really liked all the character moments. They were fantastic.

I really hated the whole nonsensical plot. All of Team Flash (apart from maybe Cisco) have never read a comic book or seen any kind of superhero movie before.

You do NOT do what the guy who killed your mom and BTW, is a supervillain, suggests. Ever. In fact, you do the opposite.

Thankfully, Barry came to his senses. Too late. Maybe he didn't change the timeline, but the idiocy of even considering going back in time to save his mom (and then doing it, but not saving her) are directly responsible for a great honking wormhole trying to swallow up Central City and then Earth. Also indirectly responsible for Eddie's death.

There is no justification at all to go back in time and risking the whole planet just to save your mom, Barry. Millions of things could have gone wrong (and now did). If the death of his mom was some kind of linchpin event that then led to the destruction of the planet - sure, go back and save her. But it wasn't. This whole episode should have stopped the moment they discovered that the method of going back in time carried the risk of creating a black hole over CC. Oh, and killing Barry.

But what did they do? They trusted the Reverse Flash that it's gonna work out. Basically because he said so.

I'd really love to insert that Picard/Riker double facepalm image here. Because sometimes one just ISN'T enough.
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May 22, 2015
You do NOT do what the guy who killed your mom and BTW, is a supervillain, suggests. Ever. In fact, you do the opposite.

Bad guys read comics too. If you do the opposite, they'll just tell you to do the opposite in the first place.




As for going back in time, it's not *just* his mom.
He'll be saving his dad from spending years in prison for something he didn't do.
He'll might prevent Reverse Flash from returning and killing Wells and his Fiancee.

And how many people died due to the metahumans? Oh, yeah, they all might be saved.

The scales of good and evil here are greater than you think.

Now of course it could also make the timeline worse, but the stupid thing about time travel is that - you can go back as many times as you want essentially.
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May 22, 2015
Well, bad guys good at their job do, probably. But I specifically meant this instance: Barry NEVER should have gone. Considered it? Sure. Agonized about it? Of course. It's his mom. And dad. His family. That doesn't justify him going back in time.

The particle accelerator accident was always going to happen, just later. Otherwise, there would have been no Flash in the future. There also would have been metahumans. Preventing the Reverse Flash from killing Nora Allen was never going to change that. Or how many people died. There might have been fewer, but just as well there might have been more in the original timeline. Also The Flash appearing earlier is probably much more beneficial to the world than if it happened later.

I'm aware of how big the scales of good and evil were here. I just happen to think that what our so called heroes did here was firmly on the so-stupidly-negligent-that-it's-smacking-headfirst-onto-the-evil-scale.

Being a hero and thinking you have the right to tamper with the timeline without knowing the consequences is a really big issue. That's the biggest "evil" for me here (that's what RF did). The episode was basically hammering this in for the first 30 min. And then they did it anyway.

And there was no guarantee for a do-over. Barry could have lost his powers the same way the RF had, and then what? (They never really explained why Thawne lost his connection to the speed force, or did I miss something?)

The really stupid thing about this episode for me was just this: they were told again and again that there are going to be risks after risks with added terrible risks and consequences upon unknown consequences - AND THEY DID IT ANYWAY. BECAUSE THE REVERSE FLASH, THEIR PROVEN ENEMY, WHO BETRAYED AND DOUBLE CROSSED THEM AND MANIPULATED THEM AND WAS ALWAYS SEVERAL STEPS AHEAD OF THEM GAVE THEM A PEP TALK AND TOLD THEM THEY COULD DO IT.

Sorry for the rant. Apparently. I have major FEELINGS about this.
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May 22, 2015
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying you're wrong about not working with Wells. Especially since Wells clearly lied to them over and over again.


I'm just saying it's not an automatic "no" and do the opposite.

We're in agreement that he shouldn't have done it and what you said the second time about agonizing over this decision is basically what I meant. They should have talked about it over and over again.

But in the end, I agree. He shouldn't have gone through with it - which is what he ultimately did anyway since he didn't save his mom.

So what was the point of it all was? Just open up a wormhole above the city and endanger everyone?
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May 21, 2015
The finale was ok but something REALLY bothered me throughout the episode, as it just felt like adding nonsensical urgency to the story:
Ok, Barry. You need to go back in time, change the past, which will reset our timeline, meaning none of this will have ever happened, but you need to come back in two minutes or we all die. WHAT? If he changed the past, why would he need to go back?! There would be nowhere to go back to!
Also, why are none of the characters curious as to how the Flash is still alive and fighting 130+ years into the future?
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May 23, 2015
i am wondering if Barry cannot age??? They say he heals quickly and he his cells move super fast - so where in ep 4 Felicity asks is he going to age quicker, I actually wondered if he would be more like a Wolverine character that he does not age, however, can be killed.
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May 22, 2015
For the record, this silly thing will always be an issue with time travel.

I mean why does Eddie have to kill himself?
He might as well have just say "I will never have any kids", turn himself sterile, or try to get all the brainiac scientists in team flash to find a way to turn him gay.
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May 22, 2015
lol, exactly what I wrote in a post in another review, the main plotline makes no sense. So no one realizes all that emotional filler, marriages, etc. all mean nothing because everything will be different, and its alright with almost everyone that their lives as they know them are about to be wiped out. Nice to know the Flash is totally selfish and has no morals or ethics. It's all about me !
And why would he risk his life trying to break mach 2 when up til now he couldn't do it before? Everyone just goes along with that. Why not do some time trials first til you know you can go that fast. After all time has no meaning, there was no rush.
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May 22, 2015
I thought the same!
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May 21, 2015
if your wondering who Cisco is going to be check this out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vibe_(comics)

My take at the finale is that its basically a Time Loop. The way Barry handled everything was great. Don't screw up the past because it was already screwed up, it might have caused a bigger ripple. Yes E.T. is possibly trapped in time and everything he did still happened. So if someone was to go back to stop his relative into not killing himself E.T. would be back.

Two more speedsters next season 1 from the past and 1 from the far future. We saw the helmet of one of them. So Who thinks Kid Flash may show up for the next season?! Maybe to handle a new situation and help out and stop Barrys Death.

Hawkgirl and Killer frost next season. I am thinking that Killer frost is the Winter finale secret and that Hawk Girl will be introduced after that. Maybe bigger DC Villains and events will happen with the other Shows.

After the Flash saves the city from the worm hole maybe they will award him with the Key and they start to build the Museum.
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May 22, 2015
So basically he's like Sky (aka Quake) on Shield?
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May 21, 2015
So Who thinks Kid Flash may show up for the next season?!

I thought this version of Barry Allen was the Kid Flash! The original comic Barry Allen was in his late 20s, early 30s when he became the Flash, old enough to be a mentor to a teenager. This one, not so much.
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May 21, 2015
Ok I have read the post on the time travel issues, here’s my take.

So in the show Eddie killing himself caused Eobard Thawne to disappear from current existence, causing a suspected paradox, because with Eddie dead Eobard would not be born in the future and would not become Reverse Flash and would not kill Nora and would not take over Dr. Wells Life and would not create the Flash.

So how is everything else still the same?

My theory is that the exposure to Tachyon particles from the Tachyon device to Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash caused him to actually be out of phase with time. He’s not dead just time displaced. The Tachyon exposure preserved his existence so all the events leading up to present time still happened.

Just a theory.
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May 21, 2015
I'm with you Noel, very emotional episode, my eyes got teary, the family stuff always gets me when the acting and the writing are great, bravo to the actors and everyone involved. The episode wasn't perfect of course, those 1:52 were very, very long, the CGI model of the Flash looked too obvious and fake, killing Eobard was kind of unnecessary, it would've been better to have him go back to his time. It depends on who is going to be the next Reverse Flash, if they go with Matt Letscher, I don't think he's going to be as good Tom Cavanagh. Most fans would rather see Tom playing the RF, but it could be kind of complicated, why the next RF would look like Wells, unless what happened in this Earth also occurred in another Earth, but with some changes to make it a little more different, and because of the singularity, this Thawne/Wells arrives to DCTV Earth-1.
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May 22, 2015
Spoiler Alert


Based on interview with the writers - We'll most likely see both actors playing him and Tom is going to be a regular next season.
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May 22, 2015
I can't imagine the show being half as appealing without Tom Cavanagh, I'm so glad he'll be returning.
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May 21, 2015
A love letter to the finale (and show) I will gladly co-sign, thank you Noel. I'll probably watch it again this weekend, and I rarely do that.

When Cisco's powers were hinted at, my first thought was that he would get to name himself! I'm so glad they didn't make his character a joke, they just give him jokes instead. He's the best.

Well done Flash. Looking forward to the next season.
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May 21, 2015
– But seriously, have fun parsing out the whole Eddie killed himself so now Eobard doesn't exist but the current timeline still exists thing..... Total doozie this.. May b get Dr. WHO to xplain this time conundrum, think even Peter Capaldi would struggle too & will b left scratching his head!! Perhaps his former companion & now DC RIP hunter can shed some light! Cliched answer: U don't have a prob that a guy can actually travel back in time thru a wormhole in d 1st place but u got a prob with this!
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May 21, 2015
I think team flash was a little naive, they didn't have to let harrison go, they could have kept him locked up in the particle accelerator even after Barry went back in time. And if they released him and he went back to the future , what would stop him from trying again to kill a young Barry.

Also harrison seems safe locked up so what was the safety issue with the other meta humans last week
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May 21, 2015
Great finale to a tremendous show loved the fact they kept right balance between drama and action. This is why less is more take note arrow, also agree with the reviewer above that they handled iris a lot better , can't wait for the next season
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May 21, 2015
Two words.......'Grandfather Paradox'
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May 21, 2015

ahhhhh my head exploded, too many things happened ahhhhh Having said that i always enjoy good season finales even know i didnt understand several things that happened still for me this show become one of the best new Tv Show after the first appearence of the reverse flash. Now i have some important questions for you all to clarify me:

1. Who`s Cisco? :p
2. That helmet? Reverse Flash seemed to recognize it, maybe someone trying to catch him in the future?
3. Who is Professor Zoom and how does he relate with Reverse Flash?
4. I tought the Flash only had his powers on land, how can he run up buildings and fly?? ;o
5. The mom scene, so the future flash somehow told the present flash to stop and dont help their mom? AHHHH my head :P
6. If Reverse Flash timeline is 126 years in the future how can this Flash "Barry Allen" still be alive??? :x
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May 21, 2015
1) Cisco Ramone is a character known as Vibe in DC comics.
2) The helmet belonged to Jay Garrick, the Golden Age Flash.
3) In the comics the original Reverse Flash was also known as Professor Zoom.
4) The Flash's super-speed works pretty much everywhere, he can even run across water. He moves too fast to fall when running up a building. He does not fly, but can leap at super speed.
5) The present Barry was only originally there as a child. He traveled back in time to try to save Nora Allen. His future adult self was originally there and waved him off because he knew what needed to happen.
6) RF stated that HE was from 126 years in the future. We don't know that the future Barry was from that same time. The headline from the future was from 2024 and mentions a battle between Flash and Reverse-Flash.
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May 23, 2015
Future Flash would also have lived this day previously in the whole Flashpoint storyline - so he already knows that if he saves his mother bad stuff happens. So by that logic, when Nora died, more than one Flash was there each time.
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May 21, 2015
well cisco as Vibe will be weird. As for the explanations they are very good thanks, my only doubt is why the hate between Reverse Flash and Barry Allen when in the golden Age Barry Allen is dead and theres a new flash, im confused, other than that i understand the most part. ;P
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May 21, 2015
The Golden Age Flash is Jay Garrick. He exists in a parallel universe called Earth-2 in the comics. In the Golden Age, Barry wasn't even born yet. The future Flash that warned our Barry not to save Mom Allen was our Barry from a future period.

Remember, when our Barry first met Reverse-Flash, RF told him they had been fighting for a long time. RF's trip to kill Nora was not his first trip back in time. From Barry's point of view it was their first battle, from RF's view it was one fight in an ongoing battle.
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May 21, 2015
The actor that plays Barry's father in this series, played Barry Allen/The Flash in a 90's TV version.

Mark Hamill and Amanda Pays were also in the 90's series and have returned to the same roles in the current series.
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May 21, 2015
AHHHH this is like the premiss "The Time is all connected". I love this time travel related TV Shows and The Flash always had this mystery. Very Good. I would love to see the Golden Age even if it was 1 episode only :P That said, i have another doubt, Bary`s father was The first Flash right?
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May 21, 2015
It was a nice episode in his all.
The cliffhanger well it seems to be there just to say "hey we have a cliffhanger at the end!" Because of course Barry will save the day. It was kind of dumb.
On the contrary Eddy disappearing in the wormhole brought more questions for me, will he be back or he just disappeared?
Another dumb thing, I should have seen coming is Eddy's death. That's not is death that is dumb but the fact the put him back with Iris just to kill him a few minutes later and add more emotion/drama into the scene...

I thought that Barry didn't change the future because old future's Barry told him not to and not because of a change of mind.
Oh and thanks for telling for the helmet, I was wondering to whom it belonged.
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