“Infantino Street” – Review of S3 Ep22 of THE FLASH

This episode gives us the return of two villains once thought dead…but then, as Future Barry pointed out, the more you go back in time the less the rules apply. SO…..this is actually good news if you are a fan (like me) of these certain bad guys. Only 24 hours left to save Iris, so what can present-day Barry do? That’s what sets us off on a street named after the original Barry Allen artist (and co-creator of Barry Allen himself). Want to know more? Follow us after the jump!

MILD SPOILERS AHEAD!

NOTE: This review is posting before THE FLASH airs in the Pacific Time Zone USA. If you haven’t seen the show yet, STOP HERE and come back later, ok?

I’m not going to give too much here – just a general outline, because you really need to see this episode. This is an especially moving, action-packed, emotion-filled episode, and it deserves your viewing.

This takes us through the last 24 hours left before Savitar can kill Iris. The race is on to save her, and the weapon has been designed to trap Savitar…but it needs a power source that is hidden at ARGUS. Barry’s only hope? Get a master thief – Len Snart! Wait, isn’t Len dead?

Yes he is, but he also traveled through time with the LEGENDS, and Barry plucks him out of one of those adventures, returning him later on so the timeline would not be interrupted. Their adventure leads them to the power source, and to King Shark!

Let’s cut to the chase – although this will miss some absolutely outstanding scenes, and simply note that they do get the power source. Time continues to run down, and everyone is dealing with regrets that they couldn’t do more, or couldn’t do something sooner, or didn’t…well, can’t reveal that here.

Let’s just say that this episode gives us good explanations as to why Iris isn’t wearing her ring, why Wally isn’t there, basically everything that leads us to that one scene we keep seeing all through Season 3. And it leads to something I didn’t expect to see in this episode…you’ll have to watch the show to see what I mean (and yes, I’m certain that the comments below will tell you everything if you just have to know).

NOTES:

  • Len Snart steals a lot of scenes, even breaking the fourth wall once to note that the fog covering the room where King Shark lays reminds him of the movie “Jaws”, “They didn’t show the shark because they couldn’t afford to make him look good.” Of course, when we actually see King Shark he looks awesome…but CG is expensive, you know.
  • There are stellar performances all around in this episode, particularly from Candice Patton (Iris West) and Jesse L. Martin (Joe West). Their scene together with “true confessions” was one of the most touching and heartwarming scenes of the season.
  • Iris’ message to Barry “just in case” was not what I expected, and it made the episode carry all the more impact.
  • And wow, did they pack a lot into this episode!

I’m not going to say more – you need to see this one.

SUMMARY: Lots of action, lots of emotion, a way to bring Len Snart in that makes sense and allows Wentworth Miller to remind us why they should never have killed off his character in LEGENDS, and King Shark! All that adds up to a 10/10 for me. What do YOU think? Leave your comments below!

4 thoughts on ““Infantino Street” – Review of S3 Ep22 of THE FLASH

  1. Adam Martin

    This episode was insane to me and I loved it I didn’t expect them to show everything they did in this one. I can’t wait for the finale next week

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  2. Dallin Turner

    I’m done with this show. I think I’ll finish out this season but that’s it. It’s just too darn dumb.

    The worst was the whole quest to steal the magic jewel from ARGUS. First we’re going to talk to the minor character from Arrow, and she’s going to say no for no reason. Now we’re going to talk about stealing it, but wait, there’s a catch! ARGUS has anti-meta technology that prevents Barry from using his super speed. Guess what? If Barry can’t use his super speed down there, then Savitar can’t either!

    Seriously, all they had to do was take Iris down to that ARGUS basement and Savitar wouldn’t have been able to touch her! Did anyone think of this? Of course not!

    So Barry teams with Captain Cold, and sure, it isn’t too bad, but ultimately they fail. The minor character from Arrow conveniently returns at the end to catch them. Luckily, she’s had a dramatic change of heart because she was so inspired by the nobility Barry displayed during the theft. So she gives them the magic jewel anyway.

    C’mon, this is really dumb writing. This show breaks its own rules all the time and has characters act uncharacteristically dumb in certain situations just to get where they want to go. Nothing comes natural. Everything is forced. I can’t be the only one who feels this way.

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    1. Miguel

      Again, you took the words right out of my mouth. Completely agree, the writing has become lazy and idiotic.

      SPOILER ALERT

      And if Iris isn’t back somehow by the end of the next episode, I’m done as well.

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  3. ztagwil

    It’s entertainment. It’s fun. It’s engaging. It keeps things suspenseful. leaves you hanging at times. What’s not to like. It’s clean. My daughter can watch it. it demonstrates honor, hope, perseverance, sincerity, faithfulness. yet, they do it while showing vulnerability. Barry is a reluctant hero at times, and comes across as torn and twisted with conflicting values at times. We all have these. Through it all, he finds himself. I like the show.

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