The Flash s2e3: Family of Rogues

The Flash — “Family of Rogues” — Image FLA203b_0201b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Mark Hamill as James Jesse and Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Rating: 8/10

Lisa Snart comes back to Central City in order to recruit the Flash to help find her kidnapped brother. It turns out Captain Cold’s been “kidnapped” by their dangerous father. Can the Flash help solve this family crisis despite them being enemies?

Leonard Snart should have been Flash’s greatest enemy. I know he works just as well here as a anti-hero, but Wentworth Miller is so good at playing the part her really steals the show whenever he’s on screen. But the thing that really makes me think this is personality-wise, and powers-wise, they’re essentially opposite people. Also, what’s great about him is that he has no powers, while the Flash does, he’s like the opposite of Oliver Queen in Arrow right now, and that means he has to actually think about what he needs to do in order to foil the Flash instead of just relying on his power or superior strength. He’s not quite Lex Luthor taking down Superman, but it’s pretty similar. He’s such a great villain, and not using him more, such as an overarching villain for a season, was a missed opportunity in my opinion.

Anyway, this was a well-acted episode with a good storyline. Not a lot of action but what’s there is really good. This is more focused on family drama both with the Snart family and Joe and Iris as it’s revealed her mother is still alive, not born, retconned into existence.


+7: More drama than action but still good

+1: Leonard Snart is a great villain on this show, and Flash’s best frenemy

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