I miss the edge as well Carissa! The show has huge potential but it feels underwhelming at times and it sometimes they are sacrificing the story for the benefit of the *epic* encounters. I would rather enjoy an episode or two without Metas to focus on the characters and their road. I mean they made it quite tricky for the characters to have their own storyline when they are all wrapped up in Barry`s story. Team Flash being a 4 man team is getting to their heads, now. Again the episode wasn`t bad but it followed the same pattern as the previous episodes. The tiny reveals just aren`t enough. I know every show needs some time to engage into the story and develop but it seems like they are not even trying it. Maybe with the crossover and the arrival of the R-Flash in the mid-season final things will change. I surely hope so.
1. Thoughts on Trey?- I like the actor, was surprised by his good performance in Star-Crossed and here. He was the right choice. I even liked the resolution of his story for now. 2. Reverse Flash appeared?- I was really surprised but it served the story. I like Joe having a story on his own and the knife on Iris picture was a message that will alter all further decisions. Can't wait to see how Joe will handle it! Will he tell Barry? How will Barry react? 3. Who is The Rlash?- My current thought is that its future Eddie Thawne. As Barry is his nemesis he wanted to weaken him by killing Nora, but didn't kill Joe cause of Iris. It makes a bit sense but not to much. Either way we'll find out in 15 days so it's not a long wait.P.S. Just "wikied" about the Reverse Flash and there were a couple of Rlashs. Hunter Zolomon is an interesting one cause he was paralyzed from the waist down. And he later killed Linda Park, who will appear in the show post mid-season.4. Joe and Wells?It seems like they will keep being BFFs for now as they thing the Arrow has bad influence on Barry. I enjoyed their scenes last week and hoping for a bit more. 5. Overall thoughts?- I like it but I'm not thrilled with it. The initial wow factor wore off. I miss the edge and the thrill, no repercussions and the villains go down to easy. Its going to easy for team Flash, Arrow had to work much harder. But still its really enjoyable to watch but I think the show has so much potential and hopefully will exploit it soon.
Great Review Leah! Remember last year when in one The CD review I said that Chris Wood would get a CW show on his own soon, I think after this he certainly will. Great performance. Impressive episode I hope they keep the level and let Delena get close step by step and they don't force it upon us. And JO needs to stay alive.
Wow what an episode! I was completely thrown off how good it was. Season 2 is much stronger than season1 and I hope the ratings will rise for the show. Great Review Carla! Felt the exact same way while watching the show. Loved the Cellarke moments, hoping for more Mounty and Jasper cause I adore them.
1. Favorite sceneI can't believe I'm saying this but I loved Damon letting Elena go, for now. I was sick of all the Delena drama, but Damon matured so much and he learned to love in this sincere and beautiful way that I can't believe Elena didn't got back with him already. The rain kiss scene was perfectly executed as well.But all kudos to Caroline and Enzo, their scenes and lines were great as well. 2.Jo is Kai's sister!Yay! Finally. Can't wait to see the story unfold and meet more of the Gemini coven witches. Kai vs Jo should be awesome. BTW can we promote Jo to series regular already? We need her to stick and keep Alaric happy.3. Awkwardness!An easy 69. I loved how the writers handled this. Stefan was so wrapped up around Delena all the time that he forgot to take care of his feelings. When he realized this awesome person liked him so much he was completely blown away. Embrace it Stefan. Can't wait for their next moment. They need to hook up before MS.4. Elena dating skills?I mean she dated Matt and the brothers!? What do you expect!? This girl never had to work for a boy, let's see where this stuff with Liam will end.5. What is Bonnie going to do now?Throw a slumber party with Kai? Hard to tell! I liked their scenes so much this week, it was interesting to see them interact without Damon there to buffer it out. Now Bonnie is still hurt and Kai still is the male, so think Bonnie will have to run from Kai so she wouldn't end up tortured to death.6. When will Delena get back together?Somewhere around ep 17, but of course before that there will be some naked time just so we wouldn't get abstinence syndrome without Ian's abs.
Fun RT! 1. Plastique or Grodd?I liked Plastique and the way she was just not sure who and what she was. She hadn't time to figure it out and I'm sad the writers didn't exploit her for a couple of more eps. Killing Plastique was a bad move it didn't made sense at the moment besides seeing what Barry can do. I had no clue who Grodd was before the episode, I read it up and a telepathic Gorilla will be interesting to play out.2.Is P dead?I surely hope so anything! Keeping her alive and going evil would be so Phoenix/Jean Grey. And her death should've brought her piece after all the mess she went through.3.Most interesting moment?Hmmm the Wells teases are always interesting but the Iris reveal was much bigger. It finally gave Iris a purpose and she wasn't excluded from the story. I hope the writers have learned from the mistakes they made with Laurel on Arrow and give Iris a story and space.Besides that the " Do I sound like Felicity ?" line was quite entertaining.4. Why are they keeping it from Iris?To protect her! I mean it would be quite dangerous for her to know stuff and meta's could go after her. Iris for sure wouldn't be in the corner and watch Barry put himself in danger every week. ICYMI It would be a bit boring if everyone would know it. How I would handle it? No clue. 5. Metabolism?Mine for sure. People love tipsy Spindae! Believe me, they like him a lot.PS Great answer Hank!
The terms of turning are a bit shaky and not completely defined. When Alaric's heart stopped the magic that made him a Vamp was "absorbed" by the ground. So when he came back he was human. But again its shaky ground. Maybe the writers surprise us and reveal/explain why the compulsion didn't wear off.
Nice catch. No I have to rewatch it, cause I think he died for a moment. The writers did a major mistake than with the compulsion thingy, but don't fool ourselves it wasn't the first one ;-). Either way after Jo stopped the bleed Alaric's cause of death disappeared and with no magic he is just a Vamp.
1. Thoughts on the Ep!-It was an average ep, it had it's solid character interactions and developments but plot-wise it was predictable. I missed the edge Arrow eps usually have, reveal and establish new secrets and make it a mind blowing hour of TV.2. Donna!-She was hilarious and we need a Donna-child Felicity centric episode. We need more background to her personality. It seems that Fel's dad leaving her left pretty huge scars. I would prefer a Donna backstory but wouldn't mind if she made a present time appearance these days. Team Arrow has to go Vegas one day.3.Ray?-Hmmmm, still don't have a real opinion on him. He fits Felicity well but we already established that Fel doesn't need someone who is similar to her. His motives are something else. Could see him work for ARGUS and Amanda. 4.Wapp with Malcolm?- Malcolm is a smart man. He knows he can't trust anyone Thea is with him a couple of months and that hasn't to mean anything. And of of course Thea is the last thing he has in the world so it's just logical he is protective of her. I feel the Malcolm-Thea story underwhelming so far, I expected far more from them. But still we are at ep 5 they have space.5.Roy killing Sara?- I doubt it! I sincerely doubt it. If he did it, he was brainwashed for sure, Not a fan of it at all, it's a real stretch to the story and I'm hoping for a good explanation.
You completely got the Alaric thing wrong. Alaric was wounded by Esther with the white oak stake back in 3x20 and bleed out to death, cause she ruptured his aorta, big blood vessel. The magic doppelganger blood healed him and turned into a vamp.When he crossed the border the magic was stripped away and his aorta ruptured again. So he died, but Jo with her anti hemorrhage bandage stopped the bleed and restarted his heart with CPR. So he wouldn't turn back when he crosses the border again cause the magic that should've revived him failed and disappeared from his body..Yes its a long shot but she repaired the cause of death and restarted his death heart. It is a nice twist and continues the mess up Delena relationship. This is the first time I really really enjoy Delena. Elena being more rational about Damon is something the show always missed. Elena's moral compass was always a nice stretch.And Jo is obviously Kai's sister.
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