The Flash The Race of his Life Review

Zoom vs The Flash in a one final race

     This week’s Flash finale started off right from where last week left off at. With the untimely demise of Barry’s dad at the hands of Zoom. This lead to a great scene in which we got to see Barry in full rage as he battled Zoom. Not only was he able to keep up with Zoom in this battle but Barry was beating him. It was shortly after we were shown that Barry was fighting was a time remnant of Zoom which is a previous version of himself which apparently can be killed. The actual funeral for Henry was very sad but it didn’t have the same kind of sting that the death of the Black Canary.

   What it did do was set up an episode with a vengeful Barry. A Barry that has lost both parents right before his eyes and he was not able to stop it. It was so bad that the team decided that Barry was being irrational so they trapped him and attempted to stop Zoom by themselves. The logic behind wanting to stop Barry seemed sound but in the end their plan did not go well as  Joe was captured.  And so Barry still ended up racing Zoom and using his own trick against him to defeat him.  The action in the fight was fast and fierce and the special effects were well done and it was also a nice touch that while Barry didn’t kill him he did something just as bad.

  Now for the big reveal. For weeks I have been predicting who the Man in the Mask was on Twitter and what I thought was 100% correct. The big reveal was that the man in the mask was none other than Jay Garrick who happens to be the doppelgänger for Henry West. As much as I loved the reveal my problem with it was two things, one they basically told you who it was a few episode back if you paid attention and two we didn’t get to see him be the Flash. I hope that we will see more of him in the future. Now as for the final moments , from the talk to Iris to Barry going back in time this was Flash at his finest. We’re getting Flashpoint for season 3 and it’s great!!! Seeing Barry make the decision to change his future leaves open so many things. If you have ever read Flashpoint you know that one main character is missing to tell the story but I’m sure we have a certain CW star that has been doing a great job of replacing him anyway. Overall a great finale of Flash!

Score 8.8 out of 10

Author: Delvin Cox

Host of The Delvin Cox Experience and the MicDrop Podcast. Also an all around nice guy.

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