What does the fastest man alive do when dealing with a walking case of bad luck on The Flash?
That is what Team Flash must deal with as we got another hilarious hour of The Flash Season 4 Episode 3. But don't get me wrong, we have some issues with it too.
Rebecca Sharpe a.k.a. Hazard ended up being completely different from what I imagined. The twist -- that Barry's escape from the Speed Force caused her to get powers -- was a welcome surprise.
I couldn't decide whether I wanted to feel sorry for Rebecca or if I wanted to shake her, but two things were true: Rebecca was a hilarious and tragic villain of the week.
Maybe villain isn't the right term because she didn't come off as a typical baddie. She was incredibly misguided, and that offered for some good laughs.
So far, I'm enjoying that The Flash Season 4 is feeling incredibly light-hearted. In past seasons, some of the one-off meta-humans have been a mixed bag.
Even if Rebecca is a one-off, she is someone I think will be memorable to people. But it wasn't her role in "Luck Of A Lady" that was the prime focus because we now have some explanations on how The Thinker plays into things.
I will admit that I was slightly disappointed that The Thinker's 12 meta-humans didn't get their powers outside of Central City. It would have made the DC TV Universe feel bigger in terms of how people get powers.
But you don't always get what you want, I guess. Either way, I appreciate that Barry's escape from the Speed Force came with some legitimate consequences.
It doesn't paint him or the team as the bad guys, though, for getting him out of the Speed Force. I'm curious to find out who the other 10 meta-humans are that will be introduced throughout the season.
Harry's return to Earth-1 sure came in like a wrecking ball, didn't it? Whoever came up with the idea of the break-up cube on Earth-2 must suffer some serious social interaction issues.
It was fun seeing Jesse Quick back, though, even if it's was for only a minute. This brings me to the biggest problem of "Luck Be A Lady" and the culmination of what's been going on for the last few episodes.
What is up with the lack of respect for Wally West as a character? Ever since Barry came back, Wally has been sidelined big time, and it's a huge problem.
I'm fully aware that the show is called The Flash and primarily Barry's story. But that doesn't justify how Wally has been dealt with as a character.
Like Iris, Caitlin, Cisco, and Joe, Wally is an important character for The Flash. He is Kid Flash for heaven's sake!
With ensemble shows, it can get challenging to service all the main characters. But when you get into a new season, and Wally is the only one who lacks a story, it becomes a problem.
I feel Jesse's break-up was slightly forced because of the actress' availability. It's a mixed bag for me how that became the final straw for Wally to make the decision that he made.
But the problem that returned in "Luck Be A Lady" is that he isn't getting in on the action. There is no logical reason why Wally couldn't be out there with Barry saving the city.
I don't enjoy big plots happening off-screen. That is why Wally's whole "I went to Earth-2 to talk to Jesse" worked for me. I prefer when something happens on screen to make me feel something.
Either he gets knocked out when suited up, or he is simply forgotten. Why wasn't Wally given any focus when he was going through all of this?
As heartbreaking as his decision was, I fully understand it from his POV. But let's be real here: he will be back, as Wally isn't leaving the show.
Could it have been handled better? Without a doubt. If the two previous episodes had actually focused more on Wally, this would have felt less problematic.
But instead, it got rushed, and we will have to wait impatiently for Wally's return. I believe that Wally has a home on The Flash and can be used a lot better.
Maybe this break will be worth it and will lead to better things for Wally when he returns. But it still doesn't justify how it was handled.
Speaking of big news for the West family, let's talk about Joe. There may have been bad luck for the team at the beginning, but things ended with some good luck for Joe because he is about to be a daddy for the third time!
Will Cecile and Joe get married before they have a child together? I wouldn't mind if they did because they are so darn cute together.
Overall, "Luck Be A Lady" worked for the most part. Despite a fun meta-human and new clues about The Thinker's master plan, Wally's situation became a big problem. Not because of the character, but how Wally was handled.
Still, I'm sure we will see Wally back in Central City before the mid-season finale.
Now it's your turn to let us know what you thought about The Flash Season 4 Episode 3! Did you enjoy Rebecca Sharpe a.k.a. Hazard as the baddie of the week?
Are you excited Joe is going to be a daddy again? Are you frustrated with how The Flash handled Wally?
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