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Five Thoughts on The Flash’s “Fear Me”

By | March 31st, 2021
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Hi folks! Welcome back to our weekly recap of The Flash. This week’s episode is named “Fear Me” and the mystery of the other Forces is slowly being revealed, Let’s dive right in!

1. Fuerza

After the death of Abra Kadabra, Barry feels haunted by his death, he keeps thinking about that monster that attacked them last episode absorbed a bomb that could decimate the city and Flash’s lighting punch. What is that monster and what does it want? But she is the least of their problems right now…

Of course, readers of Josh Williamson’s run know that the show is presenting the other Forces, but of course it will be revealed to our characters soon enough.

2. The Speed Force Is Back

They start tracking Fuerza’s power and discover a similar signal coming from Star L.A.B.S. and suddenly the physical representation of the Speed Force (taking Nora Allen’s body) appears in front of them and asked for their help before fainting. Great! After her death *last season* it’s great to see that she (or is it they?) is alive again.

The team run some analysis on the Force, but it is an entity so, regular tests designed for humans won’t work, so Barry uses the gauge that they used on him when he lost his powers to check on her.

3. Frost/Caitlin

Meanwhile Cisco reveals to Iris and Barry that Caitlin and Frost are now two persons! Apparently, when she received a blast from Mirror Monarch her healing powers entered into extreme mode, so extreme in fact, that it created a whole new body.

But when the team tries to bring them back together, Frost sabotages their attempts, she later reveals to Caitlin that she want’s to be her own person, despite missing her other part and they make a deal to live together in Caitlin’s apartment as sisters.

It is a weird dynamic to see actress Danielle Panabaker go back and forth between two characters, but thinking about it, it might be easier this way instead of the classic “voice over” in her mind. Of course, she is an extremely talented actress (and director!) and I was very amused seeing her act opposing to herself.

And I wonder, given that it looks like there won’t be a new Wells this season, is this going to be a thing? I gotta say, adding a “new” character to the team without adding having to introduce them because the audience already know her is a pretty ingenious move.

3. Horror!

The “Monster of the Week” this episode is Psych, a villain with the ability to create fear on his victims. He first attacks Cecile, who is particularly sensible to his attacks because her meta-powers make her feel everything more intensely.

Then, he attacks Barry and the team, and, because Barry has been affected twice, he is really scared; he feels like the team won’t be able to defeat Psych. Fortunately Barry comes up with the idea that Cecile uses DeVoe’s chair from season four to give the entire city confidence, to overcome their panic attacks and Psych ends up disappearing, but I don’t think that was the last time we will see him.

I am very easy to be scared, like extremely easy, so, the scene with Cecile and the Samara-inspired monster really scared me, the other “scary” scenes weren’t as scary as the first one, because the villain played with the character’s fears instead of “regular” horror, but it was a nice change of pace for a show that tends to be more light.

5. The People v. Killer Frost

A new cop is in town and Iris warns Joe that she is not telling the whole truth, so, at the end of the episode Kristen Kramer reveals that she is hunting down Killer Frost for her crimes.

You know, one of the things I like to joke about is how there are thing that simply cannot be accepted if this show was real life, for example, the whole team accepting a murderer (literally on her name, Killer Frost) in the team despite, you know, the fact that she killed people, but I love that campiness in the show, so it is a weird storyline to tackle, I feel that she was a villain so long ago that I didn’t even remembered until Kristen Kramer came along!

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Let’s see how this story develops with time.

BONUS: Yesterday it was announced on Deadline that actor Jordan Fisher is joining the show as Bart Allen, Congratulations to him! It’s worth noting that, instead of being the grandson, he will be Barry and Iris’ son, and that he will appear until episode 17, the second to last before the season ends, so, maybe we will have more of him in season eight.

And that’s it for this episode, to be honest it was a pretty straightforward episode, in fact, I struggled to write something at first, because it’s only the beginning of the story arc and every piece of the puzzle is slowly being presented, overall, I enjoyed and had some scare jumps. What did you think of this episode? Leave your comments below and join us next week for our take on episode 706, “The One With The Nineties”.

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Ramon Piña

Lives in Monterrey, México. He eats tacos for a living, literally. You can say hi on Twitter and Instagram. Besides comics, he loves regular books and Baseball - "Viva Multiversity Cabr*nes!".


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