We have an episode that feels out of place with the rest of the season. Picking up where last episode left off, we have the return of the Reverse-Flash Eobard Thawne – the real Thawne – before he went back into the past to kill Barry’s mother. All the paradoxes in come into play as everyone is contributing to what happened in last season. This episode feels like it could have been an episode to cap things off in the first season once and for all and be done with it. Seeing the real Eobard Thawne is what could have been if he was panned out in full season instead of Harrison Wells. The super speed fights are awesome as usual.
We finally get something for Cisqo in relation to his powers as they give him glasses to see into the future that’s a nod to the comics. They’re moving him forward, but Cisqo should’ve realized that interacting with Thawne creates a paradox that lead into the first season.
I thought Patty Spivot has already left, but they’re doing this unnecessary drama where she would learn Barry’s secret and Barry tries to deny thus ending their relationship once and for all. The chemistry they had was great, but it all came crashing in these last few episodes. Like I said about last episode, too many people already knew and got hurt. I understand the actress has booked a lead in another show hence her exit.
Meanwhile, there is a twist involving Jay Garrick when trying to find his Earth-1 counterpart and an DCU easter egg gave us a hint about the identity of Zoom. They need to give Jay his speed back as this is nothing but stalling and continuation is stalling, not progress.
We have the West family drama when Joe, Iris, and Wally are saying their goodbyes to Francine. I am still on the fence about Wally and how they’re moving him forward towards becoming Kid Flash or not.
Good episode overall.