Previously on The Flash, “The Elongated Knight Rises”
Finally, a fairly enjoyable episode of The Flash. I feel it’s been forever since we’ve had one. At least they acknowledged, in universe, that at this point we’re just killing time.
A meta, Slybert Rundin/Dwarfstar (Derek Mears), with the ability to shrink and “embiggen” objects and people puts the whammy on Cisco and Ralph after they try to question him about a recent heist. He also happens to be the man responsible for the murder which landed Big Sir (Bill Goldberg) in prison. Barry assures his new prison bestie his friends will get a confession out of Rundin and secure Big Sir’s freedom, and despite warning Barry against peddling false hope, Big Sir begins to believe it actually might happen. Unfortunately, after Rundin is outsmarted and Ralph and Cisco cured, the meta refuses to go on the record with his confession. Barry’s guilt drives him to use his power to take Big Sir to a small village in China he always dreamed of visiting. In doing so, he’s caught on a hidden camera the warden installed and outed as The Flash. As since there’s no such thing as a coincidence when it comes to Barry’s life lately, he finds himself deposited into the meta-human wing of Iron Hearts, alongside all of the bus metas he helped put there.
Up to Speed
The side plot of Cecile being a temporary telepath was a silly, but much needed distraction from the staler story of Harry’s frustration at not being able to free Barry or cure Cisco and Ralph. And even though it was a tad frustrating to watch her not get how annoying it was for her to read everyone’s mind, Danielle Nicolet‘s portrayal was adorable and she really sold it. It’s always nice when someone gets powers and they actually get a kick out of it.
Also silly but enjoyable? Barry interacting with yet another person he apprehended as The Flash. This week, he plays cards with former Mayor Bellows (Vito D’Ambrosio).
We’ve officially reached the portion of the season where we wonder what the fuck the big bad is waiting for even though the real answer is: they gotta make this last 23-24 episodes.
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The Flash S4E12 Review Score
"Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash"
The Flash – S4E12 – “Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash” | Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Keinynan Lonsdale, Hartley Sawyer, Danielle Nicolet