THE FLASH SEASON 3 EPISODE 19 RECAP AND REVIEW: THE ONCE AND FUTURE FLASH

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To his horror, Barry arrives at the West house & discovers Wally is now in a wheelchair. He asks Cisco what happened and Cisco explains Wally went after Savitar alone after he killed iris and during their fight Savitar shattered Wally’s spine. He’s been catatonic ever since. Barry asks where Joe is và Cisco takes hyên ổn to lớn Iris’ grave sầu. Barry asks Joe what happened to lớn them và Joe, not turning around to face Barry, tells him that after he lost Iris và Wally, Barry left him all alone to lớn giảm giá khuyến mãi with it. Joe doesn’t know he’s talking to 2017 Barry. It appears Barry went baông xã on the promise he made khổng lồ Iris.

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A very angry Barry goes lớn see his 2024 counterpart và calls him out for breaking his word khổng lồ Iris. 2024 Barry tells 2017 Barry that no matter what he does Savitar still kills Iris and that it broke hyên ổn và he’ll see how that feels soon enough. 2024 Barry goes on to say that it isn’t until later he figured out a way to trap Savitar in the speed force but by then it was already too late. Savitar had already destroyed everyone Barry cared about.

Barry asks Cisco if he figured out a way for hyên to get back lớn 2017, và Cisteo encourages hlặng to lớn try to fix Team Flash here in 2024. Barry realizes Cisco is the one keeping hlặng here in the future; it seems Cisteo created a little device that messes with Barry’s speed powers just enough to keep hyên ổn from opening a portal. Cisco, feeling defeated, gives it to hyên và assures Barry that this time he won’t try và stop him from returning khổng lồ 2017.

Barry realizes he can’t leave sầu this future lượt thích this, so he speeds Julian, Joe, & H.R. – who in 2024 is a popular romance novemenu – baông chồng to S.T.A.R. Labs with he and Cisteo. Barry admits everything that’s happened is his fault và even though he can’t promise lớn fix everything when he goes bachồng, no matter what he will not abandon them. Iris wouldn’t want that. An alarm goes off và Cisteo says Mirror Master và Top are robbing another bank. “You ready for Team Flash lớn take down the bad guys again?” asks Barry lớn the gang. The reunited team place their hands on top of each other & give a cheer, indicating the team (minus Caitlin, Wally and Iris) is bachồng together.

Barry speeds off & takes on Mirror Master & Top but without a plan & soon finds himself under attaông xã from their combined powers. (The scene features very cool visual effects with buildings and mirrors bending & coming down at Barry.) Cisteo comes up with tweaking the device he used lớn keep Barry in 2024 so that Mirror Master and Top’s powers will have no effect on hlặng. But, there’s a problem…they need to lớn get the device khổng lồ Barry in a hurry. Barry 2024 steps up and offers to lớn race it lớn hlặng. The two Flashes work together to lớn take down the villains, which is almost too easy.

Back at S.T.A.R. Labs, 2024 Barry thanks his counterpart và agrees that his Team Flash needs to continue their work together. As the old team go off to lớn celebrate, 2024 Barry apologizes to 2017 Barry saying he wishes he could help him save Iris but he doesn’t know how. It’s then that the older Barry gives 2017 Barry the name of a physicist who developed the giải pháp công nghệ to trap Savitar in the speed force four years after Iris died. He gives Barry the flashdrive sầu in the hopes of maybe finding Tracy sooner and creating the device in time. He reminds Barry to lớn make memories with Iris, just in case it doesn’t work. Barry says goodbye to 2024 Cisteo and tells hyên ổn he’s going khổng lồ find a way to lớn fix it so he doesn’t thảm bại his hands to lớn Killer Frost. “You’re too good of a superhero to thua kém those powers,” says Barry just before he races off through the open portal.

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Barry arrives bachồng at S.T.A.R. Labs in 2017 and everyone wonders when he’s going khổng lồ travel lớn the future. He tells them he’s already been lớn the future and even though he didn’t find out the identity of Savitar, he now has a lead. Julian asks about Caitlin & Barry tells the gang she will join Savitar & fight against them. Wally asks why she would vị that & Barry tells hlặng he doesn’t know but they need lớn find her soon before they thua her forever. As Joe leaves to put out a BOLO with the CCPD, Barry goes after hyên và gives hlặng a hug. Barry promises him that no matter what happens, he’ll be there for hlặng.

The last scene shows a barefoot Killer Frost walking through the woods. She comes across Savitar who reveals he’s been waiting for her & can give her the salvation she seeks. She asks, in a mean tone, if he wants khổng lồ cure her và turn her baông xã into Caitlin Snow again. Savitar surprises her, saying he wants lớn make sure Caitlin never returns. Frost asks why she should believe sầu hyên & Savitar removes his body armor & steps out revealing himself to lớn Frost but not the audience. Frost’s expression changes to lớn surprise and nearly smiling she becomes acquiescent & says, “What vị you need me to do?”

The Flash Season 3 Episode 19 Review:

Dark, haunting, & mostly tragic, episode 19 titled “The Once và Future Flash” finds Barry in perhaps the worst timeline yet with a future that is more than tragic for hyên and everyone he loves. Yet the main theme of the episode is once again hope, which is a core theme throughout the series. It’s the hope Barry from 2017 gives his friends và his future self that’s key for them lớn start healing và become a family again.

There were multiple stand-out performances in this episode. The first mention goes khổng lồ Grant Gustin as he delivers two performances as the Scarlet Speedster. The brooding, disheveled, & badly in need of a haircut 2024 Flash is a Barry who has lost himself và has driven everyone he loved away. It’s HIS overwhelming grief và loss of hope that has devastated all the others và led them all khổng lồ being lost. Even with the bad wig (make-up & costume should vì a little better next time), Grant conveys the disgust và emptiness 2024 Barry is consumed by perfectly. One of the best scenes features 2017 Barry trying lớn yell some sense inlớn 2024 Barry about abandoning his family only to lớn realize his future self is too overwhelmed by grief và loss khổng lồ listen.

The second outstanding performance mention goes khổng lồ Carlos Valdes as 2024 Cisteo who even though he’s sad & severely wounded still hopes to get Team Flash bachồng together and get baông xã lớn work with the help of the time-traveling younger Barry Allen. Valdes subtly conveys how wounded & heavy everything that has happened khổng lồ hlặng and his friends weighs on his spirit, yet hope still remains. Cisco is the heart & soul of future Team Flash with Caitlin being lost khổng lồ Killer Frost.

The third performance deserving mentioning was delivered by Danielle Panabaker as Killer Frost who seems to lớn hate all of Caitlin’s teammates and loved ones, mostly because they love Caitlin & want her baông xã. The opening sequence with her going after Cisco, Julian, & H.R. is both terrifying và humorous with Cisco và H.R. singing “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” as they hide in the pipeline & Frost using her palm scan lớn open the door. The special effects are extremely impressive!

Tom Cavanagh stepped inkhổng lồ the director’s chair for this episode và delivered a top-notch job, most notably with the quieter & emotional scenes. Especially powerful is the graveyard scene between Barry & Joe where Barry learns he abandoned Joe to lớn giảm giá khuyến mãi with his grief after losing Iris, breaking his promise to the woman he loves. Here’s hoping Cavanagh gets a chance to lớn direct a few more episodes in season four.

With Barry now knowing who he needs khổng lồ get khổng lồ help make the trap for Savitar & Killer Frost teaming up with Savitar, it seems time is starting lớn run out for Team Flash khổng lồ save sầu Iris and bring back their beloved Caitlin from her evil alter ego.