Previously on The Flash, “Don’t Run”
During The Flash’s hiatus we skipped right by the arrest, investigation, bail hearing, and any time leading up to his trial. Cecile has taken a leave of absence from prosecuting to defend Barry, but it isn’t enough. The state has a solid case filled with the evidence Barry unwittingly helped the DeVoes manufacture, evidence that points to his guilt. Even photos of Marlize DeVoe kissing Dominic Lanse (with Clifford DeVoe’s consciousness) aren’t enough to taint Marlize’s credibility. After Barry refuses to divulge his identity as The Flash, his fate is pretty much sealed. He’s found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.
Up To Speed
This return was pretty lackluster. In fact, only one thing seems worth discussing because 1. we know good and damn well Barry won’t remain in prison but for so long and 2. I’m way past caring about DeVoe’s end game now that it seems he’s yet another megalomaniacal villain.
Iris is pregnant.
After an encounter with Marlize in which the “grieving widow” basically gloated and taunted Iris with what she’s willing to do to save her husband, Iris goes against Barry’s wishes and attempts to tell the court he’s The Flash. He stops her by moving so fast the rest of the courtroom is basically frozen. Only he and Iris are moving and speaking in the center of the streaks of lightning. When she asks how he’s able to do that with her, he doesn’t know. I suspect it’s because she’s baking them speed force babies.
You guys, I want to care about this more than I do. I’m just not interested in tuning in each week to see how Barry gets out of this one, especially without having even an inkling of DeVoe’s plans. Add to that, next week seems to be all about helping Ralph rise to the challenge while The Flash is in jail and… why? We got Vibe and Killer Frost, and we should have Kid Flash.
The meta-human of the week felt like the filler he was, and the only good part with that came when Caitlin had to be goaded into becoming Killer Frost to help contain him.
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The Flash S4E10 Review Score
"The Trial of The Flash"
The Flash – S4E10 – “The Trial of the Flash” | Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Keinynan Lonsdale, Hartley Sawyer