The Flash(S06E14) “The Death of the Speed Force”

Alright my readers we had a great episode brought to us! The episode did something that the writers are not used to doing but it worked for this episode. So let’s get to this review!

So in this episode we find out why Barry/The Flash (Grant Gustin) has been feeling like a part of himself has been not there. And it all comes down to what happened in the crisis crossover. When crisis was happening and the speed force was not able to be accessed because it chose to close off to everyone. Barry accepted the help from The Spectre who opened Barry’s mind up to every inch of the speed force.

The Spectre’s energy infected the speed force, because of the Spectre being a combination of magic and paranormal energies it caused an infection to the point of death. Yes the speed force is dead, the all knowing, all powerful universe being that gives speedsters their speed is dead.

In the comics villains takeover editions in The Flash #74 or 76 I forget which one of those. But it’s in one of those issues Barry finds out the speed force is dead and the prison he made within the speed force to contain some of his worst rogues. The rogues were all released and even gave Barry a lot of trouble.

In the episode however Barry had to come clean about what happened to the speed force with Wally/Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale) who came back into town to find answers. But when Wally got an understanding what Barry had to do during crisis and what he had to accomplish to save the universe and multiverse; Wally was able to forgive Barry for his actions.

And it seems like Wally is catching on to something is not right with Iris (Candice Patton) after all he tried getting some answers from Iris but the answers she gave didn’t seem like her. So when Wally made the request to Joe (Jesse L. Martin) to keep an eye on her, it’s because he doesn’t trust the fake Iris.

I find it interesting how easily Eva/Mirror Master (Efrat Dor) is able to lie to the real Iris. Not able to keep up the view in the mirror long was a lie, Eva could’ve kept it up long but instead she chose not to. And every time Eva’s about to go into a counting phase she cancels out the mirror viewing so Iris doesn’t see that it’s Eva’s reflection that is posing as Iris. That’s why imposter Iris and Eva both go into the counting phase together.

Our weekly villain was one that was changed in gender, and nationality. It is Turtle, only this one is named  Frida/Turtle 2 (Vanessa Walsh) and I like the changes to the character. It’s also a change how she uses her powers by being able to blast slow energy in orbs. And not just blast of energy to slow things down. The only thing Turtle 2 was missing was a shell, sorry couldn’t help it, turtle without a shell.

And it looks like because of crisis it killed Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash but not fully. Eobard became a spirit needing a host. He’s chosen Nash (Tom Cavanagh) but looks like Team Flash might even need Constantine’s help in next episode if he’s available.

Next Episode: The Flash(S06E15) “The Exorcism of Nash Wells” airs Tuesday March 17, 2020 at 8/7c on The CW