Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Flash review: The Once and Future Flash
Barry goes to the future to try to learn Savitar's identity. Future Barry would just tell him, right?
Everytime Barry travels in either direction through time, something always goes horribly wrong, This time, in the future everyone is pretty miserable, it's like their "Wonderful Life" episode they couldn't wait till Christmas to make. But instead of George Bailey seeing how miserable everyone's life is if he hadn't been born, Barry sees how miserable everyone's life is after Iris dies and future Barry goes into seclusion.
In the end, he rallies the team together again and everyone's happy. That was easy! Even the miserable in-seclusion Barry comes back.
In the forgotten "Superboy" series from the late 80s, Superboy travels through some alternate dimensions, finds a burnt-out version of himself and he comes back to save the day.
So it was a hybrid of "Wonderful Life" and that one good episode of "Superboy."
It's still fun to watch, but they might be running out of ideas.
Killer Frost is back, with a great tease at the end to the real ID of Savitar.