The Flash: 10 most disliked storylines, ranked

The Flash took on a lot of awe-inspiring storylines over the years but not all of them were a hit with audiences.

The Flash -- "The Curious Case of Bartholomew Allen" -- Image Number: FLA816b_0346r.jpg -- Pictured: Grant Gustin as The Flash -- Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW -- © 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
The Flash -- "The Curious Case of Bartholomew Allen" -- Image Number: FLA816b_0346r.jpg -- Pictured: Grant Gustin as The Flash -- Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW -- © 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /
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The Flash, Cecile Horton
The Flash -- "The Curious Case of Bartholomew Allen" -- Image Number: FLA816b_0053r.jpg -- Pictured: Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton -- Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW -- © 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /

2. Cecile the superhero

The final few seasons of The Flash were pretty divisive, but it seems that the one thing that united most fans was their overall annoyance with the overexposure of Cecile Horton. Don't get me wrong, I liked Cecile in the early seasons and longed for the days of when she behaved like a real character, but it's hard to argue with those who felt that the show was continually forcing her in to center stage (she's literally at the front on The Flash complete series box-set) and giving her storylines that offered nothing to the show.

Cecile became more and more cartoonish as the show went on, achieving her ultimate form of ridiculousness when she gleefully decided that she wanted to be a superhero - and that she would be a superhero in a different city than the one her family lived in. Wait, now before you judge, she would visit her family on the weekend (because apparently crime does not happen on the weekend?).

You see the problem, here? And that's not even taking into account that she didn't need to be a superhero. There were plenty on the show already (some of who were already taking away screentime from the leads), so we didn't need another one - especially one that the writers wanted us to believe was "the most powerful metahuman in Central City" on a show called The Flash.

Fans had grown weary of the show's obsession with Cecile long before season 9, but the final chapter took it too far. Not only was she given a super-suit, she was inexplicably given the ability to fly when her powers were psychic. It was a mess and just another example of how its reliance on the Cecile character defied all forms of logic.

I wanted a better final storyline for Cecile than this. The show did not need this. Nobody needed this.