Tag: Danielle Nicolet

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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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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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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