Tag: Candice Patton

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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REVIEW: The Flash – Season 8, Episode 11 “Resurrection”

“Resurrection” does a lot for The Flash’s current season, and not just by continuing an excellent run. Black Flame finally comes into its own, a different long-running theme returns (or is… no, I’m going to hold the title pun in my pocket for a bit), and another engaging moral quandary pre...

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Jesse L. Martin is Leaving The Flash

Barry Allen can’t hold onto a parent to save his life. Deadline reports that Jesse L. Martin will leave The Flash as a series regular in season 9, although he will return in “multiple episodes.” Martin plays Joe West on The Flash, a surrogate father to Barry after his dad was imprisoned for mu...

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REVIEW: The Flash – Season 8, Episode 10 “Reckless”

I’m probably starting to sound repetitive, but The Flash is still good, and I’m happy. “Reckless” is another strong episode, returning to perhaps the show’s most important theme and finding yet another way to explore it. It suffers only from an overly convenient plot point and more (though...

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REVIEW: The Flash – Season 8, Episode 9 “Phantoms”

Not only does “Phantoms” continue a great run for The Flash, but like the show’s hero, it does the impossible: it made me like Chester. It couldn’t pull off the same feat with another obnoxious character who almost sinks her subplot, and there are some details revealed this week that don’t...

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REVIEW: The Flash – Season 8, Episode 8 “The Fire Next Time”

The Flash has been (mostly) on a hot streak this season, and “The Fire Next Time” keeps the heat burning. While not a spectacular episode on its face – and marred by a muddled subplot – it’s a great examination of one of the often-overlooked factors that turned Barry into a hero. It’s al...

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