The Flash Episode 15, Season 1 “Out of Time” Review

Contributor Paul provides us with a review to the most recent Flash episode, and gives his thoughts as well. 

 TheFlash-112-CrazyForYou-3J5362-CW-Stereo_a2281b749_CWtv_720x400 The Flash Episode 15, Season 1 “Out of Time” Review

“…Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.”

These are the immortal words of T.S Elliot from the poem Little Gidding. We begin the episode with a flashback to a year ago when Joe’s first partner died the night of the great storm. We first meet Liam MacIntyre of Spartacus who plays a character related to someone very significant. Even without powers at this point he looks bad ass.

We then flash forward to today and we see Barry and Linda on a date and Iris and Eddie on a date- at a bowling ally. When they run into each other Iris suggests sharing a lane. And once an eager Barry and a not-so-eager Linda accept, it’s on. This scene, as well as the entire episode, was extremely well paced and the acting was fantastic.

The Weather Wizard, whose real name is Mark Mardon and whose villain name Cisco comes up with, is hell bent on revenge for the death of his brother, Clyde Mardon. We first see him super powered in the coroner’s office. His use of weather powers was unique and fresh, as he beats a confession out of the coroner to find out who killed his brother. The Weather Wizard not only made storms, but uses ice balls and lighting offensively, and it was awesome and breathtaking.

Cisco and Wells have a father/son experience over some Buster Keaton movies. You can almost feel the emotional power of the pair and the scene come right through the television. These two actors have wonderful chemistry together. Neither character it appears has much of a family life so they have each other. However, things take a drastic change at the end of the episode.

Team Flash tries to stop the Weather Wizard in order to protect Joe. Cisco makes an interesting invention that works really well against the Weather Wizard. Unfortunately it doesn’t save the day, nor does it save Joe from being abducted by the Weather Wizard at the end of the episode.

Iris and Barry’s situation becomes complicated, to the point where even Eddie starts to notice. Eddie tells Iris he isn’t a fan of how she and Barry are flirting. Linda too notices that Iris is fawning over Barry and doesn’t like it at all. It feels like there is something brewing under the surface.

Iris has been playing the role of jealous lover for a few episodes now. Iris bluntly tells Barry that Linda isn’t the one for him. By the end of the episode things change permanently between Iris and Barry. How this all will unravel is yet to be seen, but any comic book fan knows they wind up together. The only thing that feels weird about Barry and Iris being together is the brother and sister angle the show has pushed.

In this episode, Caitlin Snow is used mostly as a chess piece, meaning she does not feature as prominently in this episode as she does in past episodes, which is too bad. She’s probably the most interesting supportive character on the show. Recently, Danielle Panabaker revealed that the show’s creative team is going to have her make a turn for the worse and become Killer Frost. She does make a big discovery at the end of the episode and finally her loyalty for Dr. Wells is shaken, perhaps shattered.

Two huge things happen at the end of the episode that shocked me. However, the previews of the episode for next week ruined both surprises. But at least it looks like the Weather Wizard will be back next week. The creative team took a very weak villain and made him not only powerful and bad ass, but deadly and terrifying.

Overall, I give this episode an 8 out of 10. The preview for next week prevented me for grading the show higher.

The Flash returns with an all new episode tomorrow night at 8/7c! 

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About Paul Caldarazzo 6 Articles
I'm the senior producer, founder and Senior Game Master of the Vermin & Valor gaming group. The group has been running table top games and LARPs of a mostly dramatic nature set in a futuristic super hero setting for the past eighteen years. My two favorite comic book heroes are Batman and Captain America, and influences of both can be seen in my character Captain Freedom. I'm mostly a classical comics fan (80's era) as I don't like anything campy and I despise Deadpool. Wolverine isn't high on my list either. My favorite comic book writer is Ed Brubaker. I love the use of real world events and themes in literature and well developed, detail orientated twisting plots, even in video games.My favorite video games are the Arkham series, the Dragon Age series, the Mass Effect series, Game of Throne (both games) and a little known game called The Saboteur. I consider myself an Xbox loyalist and love my 360 and Xbox One. I am also an avid history buff. My two favorite time periods are World War 2 and the Roman Empire. The Middle Ages is a close third. My favorite authors are TS Elliot and Chaucer. I like some Shakespeare, especially A Midsumme Night's Dream and Othello. I am also a huge Game of Thrones fan and would love to be part of an ongoing Game of Thrones LARP group. My favorite character on Game of Thrones is Jon Snow. My second favorite is Littlefinger. I totally despise Caitlyn Stark and cheered when she was killed off at the Red Wedding. The Imp is also highly amusing to me. Personally, I want House Stark to win but I am also fond of House Lannister. I am also deeply into politics (a theme that is huge in my role play games; table top games and LARPS alike. My favorite TV shows are The Newsroom (which ended way too early), Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, Archer, Gotham and Arrow. I also like The Flash and love the show Reign I'm also a huge Falling Skies fan as I love the dark twisting plots and tales of survival outside the Zombies genre.As a writer I aim to be passionate about my subject matter and to give both praise and criticism as it is warranted. I love writing about controversial issues and important subjects with a well detailed argument that illustrates my position. I consider myself a very private person and only give personal information to people I have fostered a relationship with and feel comfortable sharing my life with on a daily basis.

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