Flash S04E03 - Luck Be a Lady

by Dorlan on October 29, 2017

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I don’t want to say that The Flash is back, but at least it seems like he’s starting to find the ground that was desperately shakey in the first two episodes.

What do I mean by that? This episode felt like they took a form from earlier seasons and just filled it with different stuff. And I don’t mean it in a bad way. We got this week’s villain who was pretty original, a lot of humour, glimpse of something to come and in the end, we saw season villain doing his evil thing. This episode shows that some shows just work only in certain settings and The Flash just benefits from it a lot. Especially after last season which was the weakest yet. Maybe that is the reason why I consider this return to the „same old“ a good thing.

Another thing that I welcomed was the lack of artificial drama. The drama was still there, in the end, half of the show is based on the relationships, but this time the problems felt way more natural. Cisco and Gypsy were actually fun together and I hope we won’t see Cisco making an ass out of himself again. I’m not sure how I feel about Joe and Cecile and their news. I guess that time will show whether it is a good or bad thing.

Now let’s talk a bit about Hazard. I was having a lot of fun watching her and the effects that her luck had on team Flash. Yeah, him slipping on marbles was fun even though it doesn’t make any sense. The slip sure, why not, but him stopping at the exact place where the marbles spilt didn’t exactly make any sense. But in the end, his final attempt at stopping her was just amazingly funny and I admit that it made me laugh. I hope that they will continue this way with more original villains who have a bit of backstory that lets us see their motivations. I dislike how so many villains last season was handled.

Another important character returned, which was honestly only matter of time. Harry and Cisco work great together. Not only in the context of both being brilliant scientists but they have great chemistry on screen. The reason why we got Wells back was a bit rocky, but I can hardly complain. They brought him back so many times now that basically anything they say will fly. Also, him appearing completely drove Wally out of my head which played really well into what they had in store for Kid Flash. Whether it was intentional or not I fell for it and in the end, I think that it was the most interesting turn of events this week.

In the end, this episode was a step in the right direction and I hope that the show will continue with this more light-hearted approach. Less artificial drama, more natural evolution for the characters and more interesting villains.

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