Over the first two seasons, it was intriguing to see Tom Cavanagh play alternate versions of the same character, but when will enough be enough?
If last night's episode of The Flash reaffirmed anything, it's that critical new elements can be introduced on any given week. These aren't maniacs or mad scientists bent on world domination. they're crooks. Captain Cold is not even a meta-human but it seems that his ice-based weaponry is just what it needs to deal with the Flash, GamenGuide reports. "The New Rogues" ends with her stepping out of a chilly shower to see that her lips have turned blue and her hair is streaked with white. That taunt must still in the back of Barry's mind, even if he isn't consciously thinking about it.
If that will happen, there are three speedsters and of course, "The Flash" Season 3 will also feature villains who are also speedsters - Black Flash and Reverse Flash. It's not hard to understand Barry's feelings or Joe's discomfort with the shift in his kids' relationship. It wouldn't have been entirely out of place on Arrow. Though Barry talks about the issue with Joe at the prompting of Iris, he eventually comes to the conclusion that it would make things easier if he moves out - a decision that both Iris and Joe support.
A huge monster may be running rampant in Central City, but that's the least of Barry and Cisco's worries as they feel that something about the new Harrison Wells is a little bit off.
- Joe: "I don't love watching you two make out". And yet, it's only here in season three that the show is getting around to old Sam Scudder. Mirror Master was another awesome inclusion to this show, but hopefully when featured in the future, The Flash can give the character some more crafty schemes. It is they, the new Rogues (or Rascals in VF) of the title, sort of Bonnie and Clyde with superpowers pretty cool. This version of Mr Scudder is perhaps a better dresser than his comic book counterpart. Then again, in naming the villain, Wells states that there's a Mirror Master on Earth-2 who, like the character comics fans know and love, is not a meta but instead uses a Mirror Gun to carry out his reflection-themed crimes.
- The Top is another story, though.
Picking up where we left off last week, Joe shows the rest of Team Flash the Iron Heights footage to give them an idea of what they're facing.
But what do you think? In the end, Mirror Master throws Barry into a mirror, instantly trapping him.
Mirror Master and Top are the villains that are awaiting to see in the new episode. Well, the fact that the Rogues already know each other does help, but with Cold missing, Heatwave having joined the Legends, and Scudder, Dillon and Weather Wizard in jail, it doesn't look like they'll be teaming up any time soon. Because the see Caitlin, Cisco and Wells trying to find a replacement for it is so amusing, so joyful, it obscures most of the rest of the episode!
- One of the Harrisons mentions "Terra Prime".
The good guys won and Earth-1 and Earth-2 are safe, for the meantime. Since they were raised as more or less brother and sister, no amount of denial on the show's part can change the discomfort with which some viewers might approach their blossoming romance.
Kid Flash seems like a distant memory, with Wally West only providing a season-premiere sampling of what he can do as a speedster.
- Joe's crack about backwards talking on Ozzy Osbourne records is a reference to 1980s parental panic about subliminal messages being concealed on heavy metal albums in the form of backwards messages.