The Flash s2e10: Potential Energy

The Flash — “Potential Energy” — Image FLA210b_0251b — Pictured: Grant Gustin as The Flash — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Rating: 8.5/10

After Wally shows up to meet his father, Joe and Iris try to make him feel like he’s a real part of his family. Also, Cisco comes up with a new plan to take down Zoom involving the Turtle, a superpowered thief able to slow down the space around him.

Team Flash has to solve an interesting problem as the Turtle’s power affects the Flash in the same way. I also like how this episode slows down quite a bit and deals more with problems on a personal level, and shows how people can relate to each other in simple contexts without getting overly emotional and melodramatic like e4.10 of Arrow does. You can have a more dramatic episode without being redundant or feel like filler, kids.

Also, I feel like there’s something about having these more detective-styled episodes. True it’s like a call back to the original Flash show from the early 90s but it also gives Flash it’s own form in that Barry, despite his superpowers, has to solve problems that even his speed can’t help him solve.

As an added compliment, this episode was also quite funny. But as an added complaint, the Turtle kind of turns into the Dollmaker from Arrow. It’s a little weird.

SCORING:

+10: Great episode, slow paced and emotional, but it works

-1: BARRY SHOULD HAVE TOLD PATTY HE WAS THE FLASH!

-0.5: Even the equipment the Turtle uses looks like he took if from the Dollmaker

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