Alright, guys and gals we are back from our winter break. I hope everyone had a great little break while we waited for the next episodes to air of our super shows. There is quite a bit to talk about, and a possible theory that was even spoken about in the episode itself. We were even introduced to a ghost, or more like a silver ghost.
Let’s get to the review!
Okay so in this episode we had Cecile (Danielle Nicolet) return to the series. Her professional work dealing with the case of Joss Marden aka Weather Witch (Reina Hardesty) seems to be going well, but Cecile (using what little bit of her meta abilities that she still has) reads Joss revealing that she wants to change. She doesn’t want to be like her villain father. Joss was sentenced to maximum prison so she couldn’t hurt anyone else. Things don’t exactly go as planned a mysterious woman ends up breaking Joss out of the truck to take her to prison, making her look even more guilty.
Meanwhile, Barry/The Flash (Grant Gustin) is affected by the dark matter from the device of Silver Ghost (Gabrielle Walsh). He ends up on lockdown. This brings me to my next point; our weekly villain of the episode ended up being Silver Ghost. Not the Silver Ghost you are thinking of. This Silver Ghost is a woman who used to be military. She went rogue and became a villain who can control technology, thanks to the dark matter from the satellite from last year. But who is Silver Ghost?
some comic book lore
Most of you know I like going into the comic book counterpart of the characters. In the comics, Silver Ghost was a man named Raphael Van Zandt, who went by the name Silver Ghost after he found out he can turn things into silver by just touching them. Silver Ghost in the comics became a major villain towards the Freedom Fighters on Earth-X. Eventually, Silver Ghost came to Earth-1 and became a major nuisance to the heroes on Earth-1. Silver Ghost really doesn’t have that much comic book info because he only lasted two years in DC comic book history. You have to admit the ability would’ve been pretty cool if they could’ve made it happen in the series.
Now what made them change the abilities? Well, I don’t think they would’ve wanted to have a back story happen where the actress had her hand pierced by dark matter satellite piece. It is a lot easier to make it where the character could control technology instead. Seeing The Flash be turned into silver would’ve been weird. For him to have to touch the tech to harm him and his molecules creates a better story.
The mystery of joss
As for Joss, I feel like she’s going to be Nora/XS (Jessica Parker Kennedy) version of Lenard Snart. Why do I think this? Looking back at this episode, we see that Joss came to court willingly to be sentenced to prison. She wanted to go to prison so she wouldn’t have to live underneath her father’s shadow. She would serve her time and be a new person. Joss came to Nora willingly to show that she is a changed person, that she wants to do good and not bad. She saved Nora from the speeding Silver Ghost Mobile. With all of this evidence, she seems to be a villain that wants to become good. Just like how Snart wanted to (and we know how things went with that). Maybe Joss/Weather Witch will be different. There’s always hope, right?
I have a feeling that we will be seeing Silver Ghost in another episode in the near future maybe. I wonder just how long it will be until we see that Ghost again? The only way to find out is to wait for more episodes!
The theory of thawne
Lets talk about the scenes between Thawne (Tom Cavanagh) and Nora, in the year 2049. We find out that Nora is Thawne’s redemption for all of the hurt and pain that he has done not just to Barry, but to everyone in the world that he caused any kind of hurt to. The question still remains: how is he there? Did something truly change in the past to where Thawne does go back to his own time while Barry was busy saving his mother’s life that one time back in season 2? It’s a possibility, but we still don’t know about that yet.
What we do know, is that Thawne being in that 2049 jail cell has given him a lot of time to think about what he had done to Barry when he was a boy. What he did to himself by idolizing The Flash and eventually becoming his Reverse counterpart. But what really changed his heart? Is it because that Thawne sees the world is without The Flash in his timeline and seeing this child, who never got the chance to meet her father, to have that first speedster run with her father and fight crime with him?
In a way, Thawne sees Nora as his true redemption. That’s what it all seems to point to and it’s going to be interesting to see how this all plays out in the long run, to see this supposed “revamped” Thawne possibly doing good one day.
There’s even a theory going around where some people think that this redemption version of Thawne might even go back in time to the next crossover of Crisis of Infinite Earths and have him sacrifice himself, instead of Barry doing the sacrificing. The timeline would have been changed again, with Barry living in Crisis and Thawne never coming back in the events of Crisis. Even though I want to believe that this theory could be possible, I doubt that it would actually happen. However, if it does happen, that would be an amazing theory that people have conjured up. I’ve seen the theory about Oliver as well, but I’m not getting into that one!
Next Episode: The Flash(S05E11) “Seeing Red” airs Tuesday January 22, 2019 at 8/7c on The CW!