“We’re in a dream. Yours.” Spoilers for The Flash season 9, episode 7 follow.
Dreamer comes to Central City in order to help Team Flash save Iris from what she thinks is certain death.
Meanwhile, Chillblaine attempts to “bond” with Khione.
Here’s everything that went down in The Flash season 9 episode 7 “Wildest Dreams”.
The Flash season 9 episode 7 review
Dreams and premonitions
In her first appearance since the end of Supergirl, Dreamer makes her way to Central City to save Iris from, an evil blue-eyed Jawa? Yeah, at this point, there’s almost no point in even asking why certain creative choices are being made. It’s like the show already blew through it’s entire budget and can’t even create a decent design for a villain that is creating nightmares for someone as powerful as Dreamer. But alas, we get normal-sized blue Jawa.
It’s nice to see Dreamer though who, even though I haven’t watched Supergirl much, am a fan of due to Nicole Maines writing her in the comics. So, it’s great to see that her passion for the character comes across in both live-action and the comics. However, of course, The Flash’s season 9 writers room continues to be The Flash’s season 9 writers room and makes the worst decisions by getting the Blue Jawa to take away her powers and, making Iris the key to getting them back? Why?
In the end though, this episode just ends up being a discount Nightmare on Elm Street. Instead of being actually scary, it just uses abnormal situations to be odd, and cliché editing techniques to make the viewer feel any sense of tension. Like, of course a sudden cut to a close-up Adobe Stock b-roll footage of a spider will scare me. I’m an arachnophobe. That doesn’t make it good though. And then it ends with the reveal that the Blue Jawa was the original Dreamer? And this was to help Nia for…reasons? Just utterly baffling. Pure The Flash season 9 moment, and that’s not a good thing.
And just because this is Dreamer’s episode that means, for some reason, we also see Chillblaine’s dream about hooking up with Khione and, well, it’s the definition of cringe-inducing. It’s just a couple of minutes but it takes the most annoying parts of Chillblaine and Frost/Caitlin/Khione’s shared storylines, mashes it together, and makes you want to turn the channel.
After waking up though, Chillblaine tries to rekindle his life with Khione by acting like she’s Frost and…who cares? Legitimately, why is this happening. There is no reason for this to be a storyline in the final season of a show that isn’t about these new characters. This is just becoming a broken record at this point in asking, “Who cares?” about anything happening this season. However, the entire bar booing them getting into a fight is how the entire audience feels and that is pretty funny.
Despite a great guest star in the form of Dreamer, The Flash season 9 continues on its path of making questionable choices, causing the audience to lose any interest they might have in the good storylines.
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