The Flash (S04E02) “Mixed Signals”

This episode is an improvement, like literally an improvement from other episodes. This episode could literally be counted as the best comical episode ever! I mean literally from beginning of the episode to then most of the episode was quite comical with lots of humor and comedy. But other than the humor and comedy there were some scenes of this episode that were awesome and with Cisco (Carlos Valdes) setting in that deadlock system so that bad guys don’t reveal Barry’s (Grant Gustin) identity. I mean that deadlock system could come in handy with the crossover episodes coming up in November, but lets get to this review first.

This episode’s opening is literally the best way to start off an episode, no I’m not talking about the part of the opening where victim Kurt Weaver (Ryan McDonnell) fell to his death in an elevator. But I’m talking about the scene where we see Barry (Grant Gustin) slide into scene, lip syncing to ‘Old Time Rockin Roll’ song. That was literally comedy gold, I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard watching a scene on the show before. I truly loved that opening, if they do more comical comedy like this in future episodes they will have season 4 as the second best season ever!

We see Barry speed catching up with a special edition Cisco (Carlos Valdes) made disc about the 6 months that Barry missed. The Games of Thrones mention was hilarious even, because we all know which episodes he’s referring to. All while he was enjoying making him and Iris (Candice Patton) a wonderful breakfast.

With this episode however we have a cyber meta-human that goes by the name of Deacon aka Kilgore (Dominic Burgess) which is completely different from the DC Comics version of the character. In the comics, Kilgore was a sentient computer who went after the flash to try to get electro-life to stay alive but the flash destroyed Kilgore even though in the comics it was Wally’s (Keiynan Lonsdale) flash who destroyed kilgore, but maybe this is an origin of Kilgore to where maybe he will become his comic book version of the character. But another question is who is Warden Wolfe (Richard Brooks) working for? And what does the Thinker (Neil Sandilands) and the Mechanic (Kim Engelbracht) want with Kilgore?

We also saw that Cisco was trying to balance helping Barry with his meta-human problem and with his date with Gypsy (Jessica Camacho) which is an important day for Gypsy or at least on her earth it is. But eventually we did see the two have their lovely date and it was a lovely one indeed. I have to say though that I’ve really missed Gypsy and I was so happy that she came back for this episode and hopefully future episodes.  I also really loved the scenes we had with the therapist Dr. Feinkle (Donna Pescow) she brought some comedy to this episode.

I also loved that they used one of the lines from season 1 “run Barry run” I mean I’m sure we all can agree we have missed that line in the show and I’m glad they brought it back for this episode.

And what does Kilgore mean that he wasn’t the only meta who wasn’t created by the particle accelerator explosion? How many are there? And were any of them created using kryptonite? I guess we will be finding out these answers sooner or later!

Next Episode: The Flash(S04E03): “Luck Be a Lady” airs Tuesday October 24, 2017 at 8/7c on The CW

 

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