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The Flash Season 3 Review: 3.4: The New Rogues

Photo: Katie Yu/The CW

Photo: Katie Yu/The CW

After two great episodes of The Flash in a row, I’m officially ready to be optimistic about this season. From the perfectly executed goofiness of Mirror Master to Harry Wells inventing multiverse Tinder, everything about this episode highlighted that The Flash is fun again.

The metas of the week in this episode were Mirror Master (Grey Damon) and Top (Ashley Rickards). These are the sort of villains I want to see more of on The Flash. Their powers were cool and their schemes were simple.

In one of the episode’s subplots, Harry decided to help Cisco Ramon and Caitlin Snow replace him with a new Harrison Wells. After searching the multiverse, they settled on HR. This version of Harrison is more openly enthusiastic and goofy than previous versions. So, he could be a lot of fun. Plus, this plot had plenty of the relationship between Harry and Cisco, which is one of my favorite aspects of The Flash. The highlight of the episode was Harry introducing Cisco by saying, “This is Cisco Ramon. He can do anything.”

Before Harry and Jesse Quick’s departure, Jesse still had training to do. It was nice seeing Barry Allen be a good mentor. It was also satisfying watching Jesse quickly learn from her mistakes. Her victory in the final battle against Top was great.

The big tease at the end of this episode was Caitlin getting closer to becoming Killer Frost. This episode cleverly set up a situation where she had to use her new powers in order to help Barry. The ending made it clear that it’s getting harder for her to resist who she really is. It’s an exciting arc. So, I can’t wait to see where they go with it.

In another plotline in this episode, Barry and Iris West struggled to adjust to their new relationship. Specifically, they dealt with feeling awkward around Joe West. All three of them were adorable as they navigated this new territory.

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