Villain reveals go one of two ways: everyone rolls their eyes because they saw it coming from a mile away or they're shocked, but then they're annoyed because it came out of left field. Barry being Savitar was a fantastic reveal because all of the clues were there. However, they were easy to miss if you weren't paying attention. Or, if you weren't minding your grammar ("I'm the future Flash."). What made it even better was Barry managing to figure it out on his own rather than having Savitar spell it out for him. We like when smart characters get to be smart.
You know your ship is special when a season delivers not one, but TWO fantastic proposals. And sure, Barry's first proposal to Iris had an ulterior motive, but we loved it anyway. That being said, the second proposal blew the first one out of the water. Not only did Barry put his heart and soul into it, he sang to his lady love. We can't blame Iris for swooning. We were doing the same thing. Naturally, Iris said yes, and we all breathed a sigh or relief.
We know it seems harsh given what happened to H.R., but as much as we love romance, we had a hard time supporting H.R. and Tracy's instant love story. They met and an episode later, they were pledging to be together forever. What?! We never imagined we'd see a more rushed romance than the Caitlin/Jay mess during The Flash Season 2, but this proved us wrong. We wish they would have introduced Tracy sooner. Then, they could have built the romance at a better pace before H.R.'s untimely death.
Best Crossover Moment
Sorry, Dominators. We prefer our aliens to sing and dance when they drop by Central City. Or, in this case, when The Flash and Supergirl are trapped in an alternate reality in order to sort out their love lives. Sure, the plot was silly, but we were more than okay with that. Because we had singing and dancing and our favorite characters popping up in new roles. It was fun. And we needed fun in the midst of the seriousness of Savitar. We hope the musical becomes an annual thing along with the four-show crossover events.
Least Surprising Death
Speaking of H.R.'s death...we might not have guessed the exact circumstances, but it wasn't hard to connect the dots as to which character would die before the end of the season. And if there was any doubt, the reapperance of the apperance-altering technology was the final nail in H.R.'s coffin. It took us a while to warm up to H.R., but we still think he deserved a better ending than this one. And considering the team lost Barry right after, and Harry agreed to stay, the low key feel of it all makes us think the team won't mourn for long, either.
Obviously the bad guy needs to die in the finale. That's how superhero shows work. So Savitar-Barry's death was probably less surprising than H.R.'s, if we're being honest. However, we did not expect Iris to be the one to pull the trigger! Not only did she take out the man determined to end her life, she saved her Barry's life in the process. It was a badass moment, and a super fulfilling one.
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