TV: The Flash s1e17: Tricksters

The Flash — “Tricksters” — Image FLA117A_0117b — Pictured: Mark Hamill as James Jesse — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Rating: 10/10

James Jesse, aka the Trickster, aka Mark Hamill, and a new Trickster, invade Central City, using their toy based traps to terrorize its citizens. Also, we delve into Reverse-Flash’s backstory.

Mark Hamill returns to revise his role as the Trickster from the original series and as always steals every scene he’s in. It’s too bad he’s not the main villain in this episode though the New Trickster is fine, no one will ever be able to up Hamill. He’s too good at being a fun villain to really have anyone being more than second fiddle when he’s on the scene.

I also really like how tensions have grown between Harrison Wells and Barry. He’s finally suspicious of him for being the true cause of his mother’s death and maybe he’ll be able to get some justice once and for all.

I do have one complaint, and that’s that the stuff with the Tricksters, the stuff with Harrison’s backstory, and the stuff with Iris, doesn’t really click together that well. Though fine by themselves, they don’t work well together. Maybe just after that last episode where everything flowed together perfectly, I’m a little disappointed that things feel somewhat disjointed here.

SCORING:

+10: Pretty damn good episode, Mark Hamill is always a plus in my book

-1: Just a bit disjointed with the plotlines this week

+1: I’ll give that point back for the “I am your father” line

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