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The Flash Recap and Review: Secrets are Revealed in Time Bomb

One way or another, everyone in this week’s The Flash Episode 5.17, entitled “Time Bomb,” is dealing in secrets and playing with the truth. The episode opens with Eobard Thawne telling Nora that he does not know how to deal with this new Cicada that showed up in last week’s episode, and that the only …

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The Flash 5.16 Recap and Review: It’s All About Legacy

After a season that seemed to plod along in terms of catching the big bad Cicada (Chris Klein), this week’s The Flash 5.16 episode, entitled Failure is An Orphan, felt unevenly rushed as the big event approached. The episode starts with a conversation between Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) and Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanagh.) We learn that they’ve …

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The Flash Episode 5.15 Recap: King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd

Kudos to the VFX team of The Flash for bringing this episode to life. The highly-anticipated showdown between Gorilla Grodd (voiced by David Sobolov) and King Shark (voiced by David Hayter) only disappointed in its brevity. Their brief battle takes place near the end of the episode – with the rest of the night dedicated …

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The Flash Episode 5.14 Recap and Review – Cause and XS

This week’s Groundhog Day-inspired episode of The Flash, titled “Cause and XS,” could have been called The Do-Over. That is precisely what Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) got — multiple times — in this timey wimey installment. Nora got to relive watching her loved ones die one-by-one on Cicada’s dagger, and poor …

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The Flash Episode 5.13 Recap and Review – Goldfaced

In The Flash Episode 5.13, things are not going well for Team Flash. Once again, their plans have gone awry despite purposely putting themselves in harm’s way in order to catch the season’s Big Bad, Cicada (Chris Klein). This week, it was not only Barry (Grant Gustin) and Ralph (Hartley Sawyer) with the bad plan, but …

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The Flash Episode 5.12 Recap and Review – Memorabilia

This week’s episode of The Flash, titled “Memorabilia,” teaches us that memories are not reliable. In yet another frustrating turn of events, Barry’s idea to reach Cicada by awakening his niece Grace from her coma goes predictably wrong, and the consequences could be dire in this timeline and in the future. “Memorabilia” opens with Nora creating a …

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The Flash Episode 5.11 Recap and Review – Seeing Red

The Flash Episode 5.11 was a lesson in the complex combination of fear and rage. Orlin Dwyer/Cicada (Chris Klein) has been laying low since Team Flash discovered his identity and he is mad as hell about not being able to visit Grace in the hospital since CCPD has her under observation. It seems that he has …

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The Flash Episode 5.10 Recap and Review

Despite its title, “The Flash & The Furious,” The Flash Episode 5.10 seemed to be lacking in speed and fury. Maybe it’s because Barry was locked up in the pipeline for most of the episode, or maybe it was because we had a team-up of a new villain with a reluctant one, but the meandering storyline …

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The CW Network to Honor Women at the Critics’ Choice Awards

Given our polarized political environment, this year’s awards season is bound to be full of wishes and speeches for inclusivity and diversity. On the heels of #MeToo and #TimesUp, and despite a study that was done by Creative Artists Agency and the company Shift7 that shows that films starring women do better at the box office, …

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In Praise of Supergirl and The CW Network

2018 has been a tough year. Not only are we dealing with a divided nation polarized by politics and demagoguery, we have sustained losses that have left us reeling. As always, I’ve turned to my favorite network television shows as an escape from the daily bombardment of bad feelings I get from trying to read …

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Elseworlds Part 3 Recap: What Does It Take to be a Hero?

The final installment of the Arrowverse Crossover Event, Elseworlds, is strong from start to finish. Part 2 ended with Dr. Deegan (Jeremy Davies) creating a new reality with the Book of Destiny that finds Barry and Oliver as the Trigger Twins running from the law and from a black-clad Superman. Unfortunately, this Superman is not …

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Elseworlds Part 2 Recap: The Arrowverse goes to Gotham

The second night of the Arrowverse Crossover Event plays like an early Christmas present for DC fans. No lie, I was totally fangirling over Elseworlds Part 2. While technically an episode of Arrow, it was the trip to Gotham that had me squeeing over what is now my favorite crossover episode of all time. If …

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Elseworlds Part 1 Recap and Review

DC fans rejoice – it’s Crossover Season over at the Arrowverse! This year’s three-part crossover, aptly titled Elseworlds, began on Sunday night with The Flash and will continue through Monday and Tuesday with Arrow and Supergirl. Elseworlds Part 1 is a great character study of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), and not surprisingly of …

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The Flash Recap: Season 5 Episode 8 – What’s Past is Prologue

The Flash marks its 100th episode with a journey through its past If we’ve learned nothing else from watching five seasons of The Flash, it’s that time travel is tricky. Barry knows it, Nora should know it; yet in the ongoing battle to defeat Cicada, they are willing to risk altering the future by traveling …

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