“Armageddon Part 3” Review of S8E3 of THE FLASH

It’s barely past lunch, and it’s already the longest day of Barry Allen’s life. His job with CCPD, his Team Flash HQ at S.T.A.R. Labs, his reputation as a hero, all gone! And if that isn’t enough, Barry finds out that [REDACTED] is dead – even though he has no memory of that happening! Is Barry ready to crack? Is Despero right about the future Barry Allen’s actions? Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!

SPOILERS AHEAD! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

NOTE: This review is posting before THE FLASH airs in the Pacific Time Zone USA. If you haven’t seen the episode yet, STOP HERE and come back after the show. You’ll be glad you did!

Barry meets Jefferson Pierce, aka Black Lightning, at the Hall of Justice, asking him to take away his connection to the Speed Force. This is part of the “Injustice Protocol” in case a member of the JL went rogue. This leads to a lot of debate, and argument, and even a fight before it’s resolved.

Meanwhile, Team Flash is fracturing. Iris and Allegra go in one direction while the rest stay at Chester’s house to try and locate Barry. They get help from Rosa Dillon, aka the Top, and they get to work trying to find Flash. But, the question is whether Despero is using them to get to Flash himself.

Iris finds evidence that someone has been messing with the timeline. Joe should not be dead! She has help from Deon Owens, aka the Still Force, and they try to convince Despero that Barry is being framed. But, Despero will have none of that.

All this leads to Barry traveling into the future to find out just what is going on. And what he finds turns EVERYTHING upside down. He finds Harrison Wells at an engagement party…and you won’t believe who is fiancé is!

NOTES:

  • While creating chaos at S.T.A.R. Labs, Despero is moving pieces across a chess board – a throw back to JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA 1 back in 1960. Nice Easter Egg there!
  • Jefferson’s quote from the BLACK LIGHTNING CW show (used twice tonight)?
    • Where’s the future? – It’s right here
    • Who’s life is this? – Mine
    • What are you going to do with it? – Live it, by any means necessary
  • Cecile (Danielle Nicolet) was outstanding in this episode! One of her very best!

SUMMARY:

Going in, I wasn’t sure how Part 3 could measure up to the punch of Part 2. That all went away before the opening theme song when Barry asked Jefferson to take away his powers. This was a great episode with significant emotional moments and great action sequences. This is shaping up to be one of the best seasons of the entire series, and I’ll give tonight another 10/10. Of course, that’s just my opinion. What do YOU think? Leave your comments below!

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