This week on The Flash, Barry shrugs as he says his mind will “smash” – until it starts to do it.
Starting, almost as jarringly, right where Season 1 had stopped, Despero is hunting Barry – not to defeat a future threat, but to gauge what will happen when time comes. destination. Barry asks how a man who has saved his city so many times can liberate Armageddon, and Despero explains that Barry will have to endure “a new despair” that surrounds a “chain of suffering.” interrupted” and as a result “his mind will crack. ”
Afterwards, Iris tries to assuage Barry’s new worries by talking about the unsettling day she’s been planning – including a visit with Cecile and Jenna, who “have been having a pretty good time lately. difficult.”
And that upbeat comment, combined with Cecile’s eerie reaction to Chester last week quipping that Ray “died with him,” marks a second clue that maybe we (and Barry) missed out. something.
The next clue comes when at a crime scene, Kristin Kramer orders Barry to stand still as he is being investigated for possible federal crimes (i.e. helping Joseph Carver). “If Joe were here right now…,” she said before a brief talk, drawing more attention to his absence from Season 8 so far. When Barry goes to Cecile for legal advice, he discovers that she has a slight edge. “It’s been hard lately…,” she began, until Despero interrupted.
After losing his job, Barry next learns that executives are shutting down STAR Labs, due to an impending radiation overload that goes undetected (or something). Realizing that the backups were faulty, Chester confirmed the same, and the coalition ordered an evacuation so they could blockade and eventually destroy the building – but not before Barry let Gideon block the areas. Team Flash’s field in holograms, and Chester and Allegra took as much of the high-tech as they could.
When everyone regrouped at Caitlin’s, Barry tasked Iris and Citizen with the lead roles in “Zotar,” a name a bank security guard repeatedly repeats after losing his mind earlier. Led to the site of a jewelry heist, The Flash confronts the psychic supervillain and attacks her… only to end up attacking Caitlin’s residence, where a BFG-toting Caitlin resides. , Chester and Allegra were both horrified, and emphasized that Barry had just attacked them / nearly missed Chester with a flash explosion. However, Caitlin runs some diagnostics, and Barry seems fine….
While Caitlin helps Frost set up an ersatz medical bay at their location and Chester and Allegra set up shop in Chester’s garage, Barry confronts Despero, asking why the aliens care so much about it. Armageddon is said to be of the Earth. Despero explains that his home planet, Kalanor, has been ravaged by a villain. And despite leading a successful uprising, when it came time to “decapitate the snakes” of their oppressors, he wrongly showed mercy – and was spared but exiled. Earth as his punishment. Barry notes that he’s endured crises before, so whatever comes up, “I can handle it.”
Using old-school technology, Team Flash leads Zotar in the middle of an art heist, and this time she surprises The Flash with her telekinesis technique, lifting him into the air and flexing his muscles. His body is like a spoon. Determined to throw some lightning at this foe but unable to run, Barry vibrates his cells on a molecular level, creating a sudden surge of electricity and eventually unleashing it into a pulse of KO’s Zotar and broke some car windows.
After that win, Barry suggests to the celebrity group that they go to Joe and Cecile’s restaurant and see if Joe can crack the family jambalaya recipe. And he is met by look, and the comments “Not funny at all”. “Joe died six months ago,” Caitlin repeated. Totally confused and a little terrified, Barry sprints to the West house, scaring Iris with his super-fast search for Joe. “Where is he? WHERE IS HE?!” he demanded to know, before discovering a memorial plaque over the fireplace, along with a ceremonial folded flag. Iris reminds her husband, “You gave the eulogy at his funeral,” while Cecile steps in to find Barry denying the tragic truth. “Damn it, Barry! Joe is gone, why can’t you just accept that? ‘ she lamented, recounting her already difficult attempt to ‘move on’.
The tense moment is cut short by a hot news bulletin on Iris’ phone and then on TV, in which the anchor focuses a video of The Flash slamming into bystanders after defeating Zotar. Although there were no civilian deaths, “the hero who has saved our city countless times has turned against us,” the anchor reports. Like when attacking Chester at Caitlin’s, Barry has no memory of the outburst, while Iris notes that Zotar was already indoctrinated at the time, so she not to blame. Despero then materializes and kills Barry with his third eye, taking the opportunity to appropriately end the Armageddon threat using “the fire of my home world, the Flame of Py.” ‘tar.’ But as soon as he delivers the finishing blow, Chester and Allegra rush in to deflect the flames with a homemade gizmo, allowing Barry to escape.
While the rest of Team Flash signed up with SuperwomanAlex Danvers, who had heard fantasy stories about the Py’tar Flame (an energy source at the heart of Kalanor), was the first time anyone had met a real Kalanorian. Alas, both Kara and J’onn J’onzz are “out of the world” and cannot help assess this alien threat.
Meanwhile, Barry speeds to the Hall of Justice for an impromptu meeting with Black Lightning aka Jefferson Pierce.
“Barry, what the hell is going on?” Jefferson asked.
“Injustice,” replied Barry—seemingly eliciting a predictable response from Jefferson?
What do you think of “Harmedon” Part 2? Do you think Joe is really dead? And the “injustice”, is Barry referring to the kind of “alternative reality” plot from the DC comics? (Or simply the opposite of justice?)
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