The Flash Season 4 Episode 8 Review: Crisis On Earth-X, Part 3

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Part three of the Crisis on Earth-X crossover continued with The Flash Season 4 Episode 8 with our heroes trapped on Earth-X.

While that was going on, Supergirl had to almost suffer at the hands of the Reverse-Flash as he tried to save Overgirl by killing our Kara.

Being Bad Ass In Style - The Flash Season 4 Episode 8

Even after having seen Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 Episode 8, I still preferred Part 3. It was mostly because of the introduction of the Freedom Fighters.

I've always been a fan of Russell Tovey. I never thought he'd ever join the superhero action, but am I glad that he did!

The Ray wasn't a character I was particularly familiar with in the comics. But I'm always thrilled whenever I get introduced to DC heroes that I'm less familiar with.

I know we're getting an animated spin-off show for The Ray, but I still want more of the live-action version! Hopefully, this won't be the last time this season that we see our, literally, shining hero on these shows.

The Ray Is So Darn Cute - The Flash Season 4 Episode 8

Can we geek out about Citizen Cold for a second or two? While I do miss my bad boy Captain Cold...I absolutely loved Citizen Cold! Even though Wentworth Miller will be leaving the Arrowverse soon, I dug what we got here.

I give this part of the crossover extra points for introducing this Leonard Snart as being LGBT. As a man who is part of the LGBT community, it makes me happy to see these shows represent gay characters.

I'm not certain if The Ray's animated show will feature Citizen Cold, but after seeing their relationship in this crossover, he better be in it! Unless, of course, the animated show picks up right after the crossover rather than before.

We were also introduced to another Earth-X version of a beloved Arrowverse character with Quentin Lance. I remember when I hated Quentin in the earlier seasons of Arrow, but nowhere near as much as I hated Quentin-X!

How Good Does Citizen Cold Look - The Flash Season 4 Episode 8

Aside from him being a Nazi, the moment when he told Sara what happened to Sara of Earth-X...man was that heartbreaking. It makes me terrified of what may have happened to the Earth-X version of Laurel.

The opening moments when they were almost executed was also a tough one to watch. Blake Neely's score, which is always epic, helped make that scene be as emotionally charged as it needed to be.

We also got to meet the Earth-X version of Winn Schott which gave me mixed feelings. While I had no problems with him, why didn't we get more characters in the crossover?

Besides Winn, Kara, and Alex, why was someone like Martian Manhunter excluded? Even though Supergirl as a show was better included as part of the crossover this year, we could use more characters from National City in these crossovers.

Are These Freedom Fighters - The Flash Season 4 Episode 8

With that said, Jeremy Jordan was terrific as this version of Winn. I would have loved to spend additional time with this version and learn more about this Winn's history on Earth-X.

We also met the Earth-X version of Felicity Smoak which was another emotionally charged moment in this crossover. For a second, I thought Oliver, while posing as Oliver-X, would make himself kill her when Quentin-X offered him to.

Thankfully, we didn't have to see him kill this Felicity. It would have been too much, especially after what happened at the end of this episode. Trust me, we'll get to that.

Despite my hiccups with his re-introduction on Arrow Season 6 Episode 8, I somehow enjoyed more of Eobard in this episode. I have to admit it that Cavanagh is at his slickest and most intense when playing Eobard.

A Twist Flarrow - The Flash Season 4 Episode 8

Let's get to that heartbreaking final minute as Martin Stein...got shot. We knew that Victor Garber was leaving the Arrowverse soon, but damn...who knew it would be this devastating?

Without going too much into it, Garber's performance in the rest of Crisis on Earth-X is heartbreaking on every level. For those who have seen the finale, you were probably sobbing just as hard I was.

Overall, part three of Crisis on Earth-X was a lot stronger than Arrow or Supergirl Season 3 Episode 8. The pacing was a lot better, and I felt we got a balance of superhero action, dramatic parts and more.

Now it's your turn to let us know what you thought about The Flash Season 4 Episode 8! What did you think of part three of Crisis on Earth-X?

Remember you can watch The Flash online right here via TV Fanatic! Get caught up as the winter finale is coming up!

Crisis On Earth-X, Part 3 Review

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The Flash Season 4 Episode 8 Quotes

Barry: Well, as a Snart we know use to say, "Make a plan. Execute the plan. Expect the plan to go off the rails. Throw away the plan."
Leo: Wow. That is... that is terrible advice. I always have a plan, down to the second, so nothing ever goes wrong.

Dark Arrow: Felicity Smoak. Turn the power back on.
Eobard: He said, "Turn the power back on."
Felicity: Sorry, Eobard. Eobard?
Eobard: Eobard.
Felicity: Eobard. My God, the future sounds weird.
Eobard: That's funny. Sometimes we think we're more clever than we are. Because where I come from, the history books are filled with stories of this Age of Heroes: Green Arrow, Black Canary, The Flash. And yet no one... no one has ever heard of Felicity Smoak.