[Review] The Flash (2014) Episode 3×10: “Borrowing Problems From the Future”

It’s gonna take me a lot to drag George to review. There’s nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do. I bless the rains down in this recap of CW’s The Flash.

Sorry this one’s late, folks. I was in the editing mines trying to get the final episode of Made Of Fail ready for its tenth anniversary. Speaking of, you should click the link and go listen if you haven’t yet.

Spoilers under the cut.

Anyway, this one’s going to be pretty short because while there’s nothing bad about this episode, thankfully, there’s nothing that really stands out about it either. The acting is all solid, nobody does anything too stupid or out of character, and the plot makes sense. Barry doesn’t tell anyone about the future he saw until it starts affecting his behavior as the Flash, but I understand this one because, well, how do you tell someone you’re going to watch them be murdered in the future and not be able to do anything about it? But he doesn’t keep it from them for too long and they all come together to figure out how to change the future…except for Joe, because telling Joe at this point probably won’t be helpful to the growing ulcer he’s likely to have. I bet he named it after Barry.

H.R. still annoys me like nothing I’ve ever experienced aside from maybe Toto’s “Africa”, but at least he’s a little more subdued this time out. Also, I like the idea of using S.T.A.R Labs as open cover for Team Flash, and the Flash Museum is just a fun idea. Barry tutoring Wally was a really nice touch. He even let Wally get the credit, even if it was to try and change the future a little bit. Caitlin getting closer and closer to rubbing Julian’s magic wand is still irking me, but at this point it’s beating a dead horse to talk about it.

Come back next time, when we delve into horribly racist naming tropes!

George Hatch can be found hearing the drums echoing tonight on Twitter @Raeseti.

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