The Flash season 5, episode 10 review: The Flash and the Furious

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“I don’t trust you anymore.” “Have I not given you everything?” Mild spoilers for The Flash season 5, episode 10.

On The Flash, Barry is needed in court, but first things first, he needs to stop a Lamborghini from being stolen. Unknown to Team Flash though, the thief has imbued the Lamborghini with dark matter.

Cecille is also back on the job after being on maternal leave to try a previous villain of the season, Weather Witch.

Barry is back in jail

Barry is missing for a good portion of this episode for a seemingly good reason, but not really. After trying to stop Silver Ghost in her stolen Lamborghini, the dark matter that is infused with it causes him to continuously phase, which forces him to be locked in a S.T.A.R. Labs cell.
By not having Barry mostly present in this episode, especially the episode after returning from hiatus, it really drags down the episode. The Flash has been doing a great job at making Barry an empathetic, but still flawed, mentor this season, so not even really having him present, except for one scene here, makes near every emotional beat feel flat.

Really the only things that work in this episode is the dynamic between Caitlin and Cisco. Cisco is now trying to develop a cure for metahumans, much to the chagrin of Caitlin. Honestly, this could really be a turning point for the character that may possibly cause him to team with Cicada.

Another thing that works well is the first scene with Nora and Eobard Thawne. It sets the tone for Nora’s attitude for the rest of the episode, but it’s too bad that the episode couldn’t follow through as well as it tried on that arc.

A new team of Rogues

The Rogues are back! Kinda. Possibly. Not really yet. But there’s potential that they will be at some point this season if not the next. Silver Ghost’s goal in this episode is create a new team of Rogues, starting with Weather Witch. This could either mean a lot moving forward or just a slight nod to the past, but either way it’s better than a simple villain of the week, even if Silver Ghost isn’t all that fleshed out.

The most frustrating part about this aspect of the episode though is Weather Witch’s change in mindset. It seems almost immediate both times. At the beginning of the episode, she’s remorseful for what she did, which is weird considering how murderous she was in her previous appearance. Then at the end, she turns back to villainous, seemingly on a dime, which they try to show why she does, but it still feels immediate.

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Court is in session

There has nary been an actual courtroom scene throughout the entire run of The Flash. If there has, it wasn’t very memorable (unlike Arrow season 6’s), so of course it has to be a case where Barry actually needs to be there. Does he really need to be though considering he stopped Weather Witch as The Flash, like pretty much every other villain in the series. Nevertheless, he’s there and it’s pretty underwhelming.

One of the most frustrating things about the episode is Cecille’s near immediate change of heart about Weather Witch’s sentencing in this episode. It makes no sense for the character or how good she is at her job. She genuinely sabotages her case during the scene and it’s frustrating because it seems like a step back for the character. The reasons why are understandable, but they are good reasons for a District Attorney to sabotage her case, but rather reasons that would be used by a defense attorney.

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The Flash stumbles hard with its first episode back from hiatus, but there’s still much in the way of the season to have the show right its course.