Tag: Brandon McKnight

REVIEW: The Flash – Season 8, Episode 17 “Keep it Dark”

“Keep it Dark” is another stand-aloneish episode, where it’s mostly a self-contained story, but some of the plot points will likely return in the near future. (We’ll call that the Buffy Special.) Barry’s storyline is the subplot, while the main action focuses on Allegra and Chester. It isn...

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REVIEW: The Flash – Season 8 Episode 16 “The Curious Case of Bartholomew Allen”

“The Curious Case of Bartholomew Allen” is a stand-alone episode… or is it? It mostly is, but parts of it will be important down the road. The plot has a big inconsistency that makes the middle feel like filler to kill time till the climax, but it’s offset by some terrific character work, pa...

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REVIEW: The Flash – Season 8, Episode 15 “Into the Still Force”

Iris’ disappearance at the end of “Funeral for a Friend” takes center stage in “Into the Still Force,” a building block episode that inches Barry closer to saving his wife without closing out the storyline yet. It’s a bit more unfocused than The Flash has been this year, with a couple of...

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REVIEW: The Flash – Season 8, Episode 14 “Funeral for a Friend”

“Funeral for a Friend,” a reference to the comic book story that chronicled the aftermath of “The Death of Superman” (as opposed to the Elton John song), is the inevitable follow-up to Frost’s death in “Death Falls.” It’s a quiet episode with very little superhero action, focusing on...

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REVIEW: The Flash – Season 8, Episode 13 “Death Falls”

There’d been whispers that “Death Falls” would feature a big event, specifically a death. My mind went to several bad places, wondering if The Flash would lose another instrumental character, someone we’d grown to love over the years. What happens is big, sad, and impactful in ways both pers...

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REVIEW: The Flash – Season 8, Episode 12 “Death Rises”

“Death Rises” is what I call a connective tissue episode, made necessary by 20-plus-episode seasons (see also: the filler episode and the bottle episode) and existing mostly to move the plot along between high points. These are never anyone’s favorite episodes, and “Death Rises” doesn’t ...

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