By DYLAN GOWAN.

 

SPOILERS A PLENTY.

With a new episode airing tonight, it’s time for a refresher course in what happened during last week’s episode of The Flash.

Now, PAY ATTENTION.

Drones, Drones, Drones. This episode starts off with drones. Drones are cool guys. Drones are the future. That’s why they seem to be popping up on every television show. I look forward to seeing their sure-to-be-upcoming debut on Shortland Street as a new doctor with an axe to grind.

Anyway, back to the task at hand.

This episode saw Barry once again come face-to-face with Leonard Snart, AKA Captain Cold (or, as I like to call him, Prison Break). But this time Prison Break isn’t on his own, oh hell no, this time he has partnered up with the hotheaded Heat Wave. (Get it? Hotheaded).

So basically, Prison Break is like “I hate The Flash so much. He is so annoying. I just wish he would, like, die or something.”

So he goes about trying to kill him by attempting to lure Barry in by first breaking into a warehouse full of expensive cars, then by stealing a painting supposedly worth $25 million (which looks like something you could pick up at The Warehouse), then finally by kidnapping Caitlin as she walks to her car.

If I were Caitlin I’d stay away from car parks and parking buildings. Things don’t seem to go well when she is in them. Maybe she should just take the bus.

It takes a while to lure Barry in because he instead chooses to focus on getting ready to fight the ‘Man in Yellow’ or ‘Reverse Flash’ and let the Police deal with Prison Break. Bad Barry. But he soon sees the error of his ways.

Anyway, Barry and Cisco eventually realise that if they could get Prison Break and Hothead to cross streams (oh yeah, if you didn’t know they both have guns, one emits a fire beam and the other a freeze beam, I’m sure you can figure out whose is whose) they would cancel each other out. Just like in Ghostbusters.

To me, this seems like something they should have realised earlier. Oh well, it is just a TV show.

So, they have this big fight in the street and The Flash, although a bit toasty, beats them with a bit of help from Eddie, of all people.

So, it seems that Prison Break will be going to prison. Except that before he gets there, he is broken out by his sister. He’s not called Prison Break for nothing.

I wouldn’t be a very good teacher if I also didn’t mention the sub plots.

First, Caitlin finds out what Ronnie meant by F.I.R.E.S.T.O.R.M. It was a research project that could explain Ronnie’s transformation. Except the leader of the project mysteriously disappeared and the Army confiscated all the research.

Secondly, there is the awkwardness following Iris’ outright rejection of Barry and her moving in with Eddie. In a very uncomfortable attempt to help make things better, Barry tells Iris that he can predict a future where they are best friends again and her and Eddie are happy.

Let’s face it though, in reality Eddie is going to turn into a villain or something and Barry and Iris will live happily ever after.

Also, in a moment that warmed my still-living-at-home millennial heart, Barry moved back in with Joe after Iris left.

So, there you have it. You are all caught up with last week’s episode.

You have done well, class. Except for you Jeffery. Why do you always let me down Jeffery?

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