The Flash 3x 03 / 04: Magenta & The New Rogues

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The Flash hits its first clunker of the season with Magenta but bounces back  with The New Rogues.

Previously:

3×03: Magenta.

Air date: October 18th, 2016

Magenta sucked as a villain. I hated watching this episode. Joey King (Magenta) was a good child actress but this week, girl was not the business. Worst episode of the season. Westallen was cute though. It saved this episode from a flat out F.

Grade: D

3×04: The New Rogues.

Air date: October 25th, 2016 

Excellent episode. I loved the return of Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold (get that money boo) in his new status as series regular across all of the DCTV shows. Mirror Master and Top were worthy villains of the week. I enjoyed them a lot and I hope they return. Very nice to see the return of Iris West (Candice Patton) at CCPN. Joe (Jesse L. Martin) is getting a girlfriend!

The return of Jesse Quick (Violette Beane) and Whisper Wells! Jesse’s latent powers kick in and Wally (Keiyan Lionsdale) feels inferior. Poor Jesse Quick has to use Trajectory’s old suit. That is straight up ugly. I like Jesse and Wally, but Wally’s insecurity at not getting powers surely means he seeks out Dr. Alchemy at some point right? The idea of auditioning Harrison Wellses from other Earths is dumb and just pandering to keep Tom Cavanaugh in the cast somehow. It feels like an easy cop out. Barry mentoring Jesse was very lovely and his self realization that he has become more like Oliver Queen is hilarious.

Also if Tom Felton or H.R. Wells is Savitar I am going to log out of The Flash forever because they just cannot do the whole “our friend was secretly our foe” trope for a third time after Eo-Wells and Jay-Zoom. And lastly, I like the comedic beats of Joe dealing with Iris and Barry in a relationship. Barry is such a scrub though, like why is he living rent-free at Joe’s house, when he has an actual salary as a CSI? Even Iris has moved out. I am also enjoying Caitlin’s (Danielle Panabaker) descent into Killer Frost. It is being handled and acted much better than the corny disaster of Season 2. I mean, #neverforget lmfao.

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I would look for more gifs but I don’t hate myself that much. Anyway, “The New Rogues” is the best episode of the season thus far.

Grade: A-

Next: Barry battles a monster, is hopefully less of an idiot and/or scrub.

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