Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Flash review, third season finale (spoilers)
As the Internet figured out weeks ago, Iris wasn't killed by by Savitar, it was HR who switched places with her using a previously established illusion-maker. This was revealed pretty quickly though, which served to not insult the viewers.
Barry's plan to appeal to Savitar's nice-Barry side, and offering to fix things if Savitar would turn nice and come to STAR labs was also a little misguided. He's spent thousands of years planning Iris' murder and he wants to rule all time, and he's suddenly going to turn nice when reminded of a happy memory? Nah.
Savitar's plan to have Cisco fix the speed force bazooka was also misguided, of course he was going to sabotage it.
Oh but screw all that, it was all worth it for a great climax featuring three Flashes, Killer Frost, and Gypsy. And Barry knocking Savitar out of his costume was pretty cool (as was the illusion effect with Iris and HR).
All in all a satisfying ending to a pretty enjoyable season...If you don't think too hard about it.
The ending though ... what was that? The Speed Force sends earthquakes until Barry sacrifices himself, and Barry just walks in voluntarily. He gives everyone a hug goodbye? I didn't buy any of it.