, a warm visit from Felicity could barely offset the cold reception Barry got from a new nemesis.
This episode, as the headline suggests, was cool for three reasons.
to check in on her lightning-struck, once-comatose friend Barry, sure, but also to obviously see if their “spark” was still there, or if it ever was. This made all the sense in the world given the “break-up” Felicity and Oliver went through in the other show’s season opener, that she would test the waters to see if Barry was in fact The One. Instead, they sat there on the train toward the end, laughing at themselves for being perfect for each other yet pining for someone they can’t have. “Opposites attract” and all. So as improbable as it is that Barry would leave things with the “remarkable” Ms. Smoak (as Wells aptly put it) at just a goodbye kiss, doing so frees
fans to further buy into the Barry/Iris thing. Theoretically. Polls!
That Felicity during her visit got to talk semi-freely with the S.T.A.R. Labs peeps about her own role in
superhero business was simply awesome, both in how we saw the likes of Cisco fanboy over The Arrow and in how Ms. Smoak was able to pass along some knowledge as well as helpful hacks. (The argument she made to Barry about Team Arrow evolving one by one, whereas The Flash’s crew was thrust together overnight, was spot-on and delineated for the viewer the different ‘tween the two.) That said, I for one am not entirely OK with the mysterious Dr. Wells likely having deduced the Arrow’s identity, but we’ll give him some rope for now.
After three weeks of one-off villains, the introduction of “Captain Cold” (a
better name than Leonard Snart) was executed perfectly, both in the casting and the plotting. Wentworth Miller’s “Blue Steel”
gaze suits the character well, and the tag at the end — in which Snart allies with Mick Rory aka Heat Wave, to be played in Episode 10 by fellow
er Dominic Purcell, was the stuff geeky goosebumps are made of. It’s gonna be a long six weeks or so.
Elsewhere in the episode, what started off as a groan-worthy B-story about Joe’s feelings on the Iris/Eddie matter wound up packing some emotional punch, as the grizzled detective explained the burden he now has watching over his partner, knowing how difficult it would be for he and his daughter to look at each other should something bad ever happen to Eddie. With that established — and Joe having basically given his endorsement of the man who saved his life during a Captain Cold confrontation — I can’t imagine that plotline will take up much more oxygen moving forward, unless Eddie gets jelly of Iris’ fixation with the “red streak.”
NOTABLE QUOTABLES (AND THERE WERE SO MANY)
, i mean your speed. In case you thought I was talking about something else. Which I wasn’t.”
* “Let’s just say that my team has a similar set-up… but with more pointy objects.”
* “And I’m talking to air now. Which is odd. And I’m still doing it.”
* “Believe me, it took much more than watching Oliver do the salmon ladder to get me to trust him.”
* “when it comes to hacking, I’m the fastest woman alive!”
* And the big oops: “If i had a nickel for every time the Arrow told me to back off, I’d be as rich as Oliver Queen. Who I mention only because he’s the richest person I know. Or used to be.”
What did you think of Felicity’s visit to The Flash and the introduction of Captain Cold?
He was the only thing good about the episode, with his handling of the groan worthy temperature puns and him being a killer.
Great episode. I totally love the crossover and now I can’t wait even more for the Arrow/Flash crossover.
Hey, were you a writer of this episode’s puns lol? But if this was a sign of what the crossover is gonna be like, I’m thinking they can hold off on it for awhile.
Felicity has some great clothes!!! That dress with the cutouts was cute too!
Captain Cold was too cool (no pun intended). I hope Whitworth stays around for YEARS to come.
This episode was as good as the pilot. I’m loving the special effects and acting is great.
Felicity and Barry together too cute. Felicity need to drop Ollie from her heart and mind and focus on Barry.
This is the first time when I’ve watched a show like this that I wanted MORE of the villian. It’s not just because I like Wentworth Miller, it is because of how perfect he played the role. I can’t wait to see more Captain Cold! I love Felicity and Barry’s chemistry too.
I want to see more of Captain Cold only if they can improve on this terrible introduction and they did have great chemistry, I can tell because every character, besides the couple themselves, and their mother couldn’t shut up about it.
The show gets better each week. Loved the cross over. Is there ANYONE Felicity doesn’t have chemistry with?? Wish she could be on both shows!!
emily has chemistry with a computer too. im sure person in charge of flash waredrob got an early chrismas treat when he/she got to dress felicity.
This! I have tried to like her but it isn’t happening.
She doesn’t have a real storyline yet. That’s the problem.
She has the most important storyline. The thing is people who haven’t read the comic books don’t know yet.
Mh is that normal that my other email adress doesn’t allow me to comment? It hasn’t been working for a while now! Anyway I was saying that even Reverse Flash will probably be the main villain of the show, I would love to have Wenthworth Miller as a regular. Can’t wait for the Prison Break reunion with Dominic Purcell.
whats up with HG Wells …. The creep factor is off the charts
Lately, I’ve been enjoying The Flash much more than Arrow…
I really enjoyed this episode. I wish there was a way that Felicity could be a regular on both show. I forgot how much fun she can be when she’s not caught up in the romantic stuff.
Loved seeing Felicity cross to Central City. I’d never watched Flash before. It was fun. Glad she’ll be heading home to Starling, though. As for the chem question, definitely Oliver and Felicity for romantic chem.
Balicity was adorable, though Cisco is still cuter, even when he looks like a kicked puppy. Poor guy, he only wanted to do what was right.
Another quote that really should be listed: “…and nerdrage. Lots of nerdrage.” Actually, the entire internet quote, but that part I loved the most.
Joe and Iris were wonderful, I love watching a healthy daddy-daughter relationship.
Eddie stinking at trivia was it’s own kind of adorable. E=MC Hammer for the win!
Harrison Wells got downright scary in this episode. Now Caitlin and Cisco wanting to step lightly around him in previous eps makes sense. I was surprised they showed that side around other chars and not just in an end credits scene, Which, BTW, a little disappointed we didn’t get one, but I guess that’s okay. That can probably get a little tedious
In reference to the poll up above: Can we wait until Caitlin has grieved before we pair her up with someone else? I’m well aware that it’s been over 9 months, but it was obvious last week that she was still hurting. Not only that, but… Ronnie isn’t dead… awkward…
I thanked the TV for that goodbye kiss. Is that weird?
The villain was very scary. I actually feared for Barry, that’s how scary he was. Can’t wait for him to return.
The LED vacuum cleaner was awesome. I loved that part.
I laughed out loud more than once. Can we get more of this in future eps?
Way to ruin an episode with your everywoman nerdiness, Felicity, but you weren’t what was wrong with the episode because I still don’t understand how the show could possibly destroy such a fantastic villain.
Oh, and….Oliver, Barry & Ray — not too shabby, Felicity :) Not too shabby at all (wouldn’t mind having these guys care about me)….
This episode was really great, but all of the Flash episodes have been pretty good so far, although I still prefer Arrow. Barry and Caitlin have no chemistry that I can see. It’s clear they are just friends, and she is still very much in love with Ronnie, who is obviously not actually dead. Not a spoiler since I don’t read comics, but it’s obvious (and Ronnie & Caitlin have lots of chemistry). Barry and Iris would be very cute together. While Felicity and Oliver are obviously meant to be. Olicity all the way!
Loved it! I think Felicity Smoak’s dynamics fit in quite well with team Flash. It was a well rounded episode and I think of all the villains we’ve dealt with on a weekly basis thus far, Captain Cold is my favorite. I love the way the writers/producers tied up loose ends with Barricity. It all felt like a natural progression. Loved how Dr Wells knows so much about Felicity and how he’s very interested in her because if her intellect. All in all I was very pleased with this episode. It was everything I wanted and more.
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