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The Flash S6 |OT| Crisis on Infinite Ls

Billfisto

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Oct 30, 2017
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I'm happy with the episode. Nobody did anything spectacularly dumb, Flash's new suit actually looks good, and they did get me absurdly excited with the Flash Gordon theme song.

I was kinda hoping we'd get Eddie jumping out of a black hole wearing Iris/Nora's jacket, but no dice. :(

Watching the episode

"Yeah this might cure cancer and save lives but it might give them superpowers"

.....ok what's the problem you can still work on the cure but insist on keeping the patients informed

This feels like contrived drama
Also, they already have a way of giving people powers and a cure for said powers. Meta powers can literally be given and taken away on a whim now already. Let the guy see if it cures cancer.
 

Bane

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
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So if Rosso is just around for the pre-Crisis stuff, I'm guessing Godspeed is the villain of the latter half of the season?

Not a bad episode, kinda already not feeling Rosso but that changes, and if not it doesn't seem like it will be a long term issue.
 

Slayven

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Oct 25, 2017
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So if Rosso is just around for the pre-Crisis stuff, I'm guessing Godspeed is the villain of the latter half of the season?

Not a bad episode, kinda already not feeling Rosso but that changes, and if not it doesn't seem like it will be a long term issue.
Don't do this to yourself
 

SamAlbro

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Oct 25, 2017
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So if Rosso is just around for the pre-Crisis stuff, I'm guessing Godspeed is the villain of the latter half of the season?

Not a bad episode, kinda already not feeling Rosso but that changes, and if not it doesn't seem like it will be a long term issue.
There's a solid chance Godspeed is just one of Monitor's pre-crisis homework assignments like Malefic over on Supergirl.
 

Billfisto

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Oct 30, 2017
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Why isn't Team Flash trying to decode the Godspeak?

At least record some of it and run it through your magical computers, rather than just going "Weird noises again! Oh well!"

Like, obviously they'll decode it at some point in the future for an end-of-episode stinger, but at least show that they're smart enough to at least make an effort now.
 

MilesQ

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Oct 25, 2017
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Um, what in the hell happened to the effects during the opening chase with God Speed? It looks unfinished, are they saving their budgets for the Crisis crossover?
 

Eoin

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Oct 27, 2017
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Watching the episode

"Yeah this might cure cancer and save lives but it might give them superpowers"

.....ok what's the problem you can still work on the cure but insist on keeping the patients informed

This feels like contrived drama
In fairness handing someone the ability to potentially give random people superpowers seems like it'd have a moderate chance of working out badly.

Why isn't Team Flash trying to decode the Godspeak?

At least record some of it and run it through your magical computers, rather than just going "Weird noises again! Oh well!"

Like, obviously they'll decode it at some point in the future for an end-of-episode stinger, but at least show that they're smart enough to at least make an effort now.
I think I'd prefer them not to have made the effort this episode. If this is the fourth time they've done this, they should have tried translating after the first or second time.

I say that being fully aware that there's a high chance that in a future episode they will present the idea of attempting translation as a totally new idea.
 

Billfisto

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Oct 30, 2017
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I think I'd prefer them not to have made the effort this episode. If this is the fourth time they've done this, they should have tried translating after the first or second time.

I say that being fully aware that there's a high chance that in a future episode they will present the idea of attempting translation as a totally new idea.
Yeah. Four Godspeeds in, just have Cisco off-handedly say "Well, at least we have some more modem-speak to feed into the computer, let's see if more data will make a difference" or whatever. Just an acknowledgement that yes, they have thought of the obvious solution.

I missed it - did the Monitor destroy Gideon, or just the plinth?
 

makonero

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Oct 27, 2017
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It feels like this is the true successor the Flash season one. Meaty, fun, exciting, and we are off to a great start. Very interested in seeing if they can keep it up.
 

Keym

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Oct 26, 2017
5,317
Watching the episode

"Yeah this might cure cancer and save lives but it might give them superpowers"

.....ok what's the problem you can still work on the cure but insist on keeping the patients informed

This feels like contrived drama
Remember that getting super powers in the Arrowverse means there's a 90% chance you'll go full on villain.
 

raYne_07

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Oct 27, 2017
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Decent to good start. Thankfully they didn't drag out either the Iris keeping secrets/feelings to herself stuff and have that shit span half a season or the Killer Frost/Kaitlyn stuff and have that drag out as well like they usually would have. Hopefully they're learning and it's not just a product of Crisis being the main season stuff and rushing through the first half.

The black hole effects made no sense though. Things are being dragged on the floor instead of towards the event. Things close to it aren't effected, but stuff far away are etc. Same problem with the Supergirl ep where J'onn isn't being affected by the portal at all, but get tripped and immediately suck up into it? Uh, I guess.

Flash Gordon music was the highlight of the ep. Also, Cisco (and hopefully Barry or else it makes no sense) building a whole new suit in less than a minute and a black hole killer (Stellar Grenade) in two minutes. Plot tech gonna plot tech.

edit:
Also, who the fuck is going to fix all those windows Barry broke?

I didn’t like that episode.


Did they drastically reduce the budget for this season? Because the effects were bad.
Saving the budget for Crisis, no doubt.
 
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xaM

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Oct 25, 2017
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Even if it's similar to S3's, the premise of Barry trying to cheat an inescapable death feels like it can be a great arc if they can properly map out the season. Ramamurthy's casting as the main villain already feels like a sizable step above Klein. Klein was good for the memes but that character was such a nothing-burger.

The Black Hole sequence was so well done. I had a giant grin on my face the whole damn time.
Totally agreed. Felt like The Flash at it's best.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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The new showrunner would've loved to have done a fully Queen scored episode, but couldn't afford it lol


Even if it's similar to S3's, the premise of Barry trying to cheat an inescapable death feels like it can be a great arc if they can properly map out the season.
They're actually aware of that and addressed it (and more)!

Of course, Team Flash has kinda been down this road before — back in Season 3, when Iris was fated to brutally die at Savitar’s hand. Will that past experience influence how they handle Barry’s future date with the Reaper? “That exact question is asked and answered,” Wallace confirmed. “What this story has enabled us to do is to look back at any other time when somebody was facing life and death, and see how they reacted then. We know how they reacted with Iris; how will they react next week? And I will tell you — no spoilers — it’s different. It’s not the same, because of what they learn next week. That’s the great part of the story.”
 

Mulciber

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Aug 22, 2018
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Hmm, you know, earlier, I was never thinking it was Barry's definite death. You'd think that if it was a true sacrifice, and he died, then Iris' story (the one with her byline) would reflect that. It wouldn't just be "Flash vanishes..."

I figured the point was getting him back after he vanished.
 

xaM

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Oct 25, 2017
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The new showrunner would've loved to have done a fully Queen scored episode, but couldn't afford it lol



They're actually aware of that and addressed it (and more)!



Interesting. I'm definitely looking forward to next weeks episode.
 

The_Flash

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Nov 30, 2017
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Hmm, you know, earlier, I was never thinking it was Barry's definite death. You'd think that if it was a true sacrifice, and he died, then Iris' story (the one with her byline) would reflect that. It wouldn't just be "Flash vanishes..."

I figured the point was getting him back after he vanished.
I always assumed that Barrys disappearance was when he goes back in time with Thawne the night of Noras murder and that's why he never came back was because of the new timeline.
 
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PHOENIXZERO

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Oct 29, 2017
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Imma be disappointed if none of the OTs use "Crisis of Infinite Noras".

Fine season premiere, found it funny that both Flash and Supergirl got new suits and had to deal with a meta/alien that created "black holes" and had to go inside of them.
 

Entryhazard

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Oct 25, 2017
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Episode definitely seems an improvement over the previous seasons

however there are some really stupid moments like Caitlin forgetting that informed consent is a thing and would already solve the ethical implications of Rosso's cure for HLH
 

Platy

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Oct 25, 2017
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Loved how insane we reached ... flash jumping on a blackhole with a pose with queen behind ... i love how comic booky is this series xD
 

PlanetSmasher

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Oct 25, 2017
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I...mostly liked that episode? Ramsey's actor is actually pretty decent compared to Chris Klein, though having him go evil pretty much immediately was odd.

Also, I'm like 90% sure that the Monitor we saw was this universe's Anti-Monitor. We already know LaMonica is playing both characters and every glimpse of regular Monitor we've seen so far has been passive, not outright malicious like this.
 

Keym

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Oct 26, 2017
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Also, I'm like 90% sure that the Monitor we saw was this universe's Anti-Monitor. We already know LaMonica is playing both characters and every glimpse of regular Monitor we've seen so far has been passive, not outright malicious like this.
He had plenty of malicious moments during Elseworlds. The Monitor's always been an ambivalent jerk.
 

PlanetSmasher

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He had plenty of malicious moments during Elseworlds. The Monitor's always been an ambivalent jerk.
Him outright telling Barry "I destroyed your video of your daughter so you'd lose all hope" is a bit more outright malicious than "I'm doing this to test you idiots to make sure you're ready for what's coming".

But I guess in the grand scheme of things to the Monitor being a dick just comes naturally. Still, I think they're trying to hoodwink us. Especially considering Oliver wasn't with the Monitor this time and he didn't even mention him when those two are supposed to be traveling together before Crisis.