The Flash (2014– )
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Mixed Signals 

Barry deals with the ramifications of abandoning Iris while facing a meta who can control technology.

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Alexandra La Roche

Writers:

Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Flash
Candice Patton ... Iris West
Danielle Panabaker ... Caitlin Snow
Carlos Valdes ... Cisco Ramon
Keiynan Lonsdale ... Wally West / Kid Flash
Neil Sandilands ... The Thinker
Tom Cavanagh ... Dr. Harry Wells (credit only)
Jesse L. Martin ... Joe West
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
Kim Engelbrecht ... The Mechanic
Jessica Camacho ... Gypsy
Dominic Burgess ... Ramsey Deacon / Kilgore
Donna Pescow ... Dr. Sharon Finkel
Donald Heng ... Tim Kwon
Richard Brooks ... Warden Gregory Wolfe
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Storyline

Barry has his hands full when he takes on a dangerous meta who can control technology, while also confronting an obstacle in his personal life: the ramifications of abandoning Iris for six months to balance the Speed Force. Meanwhile, Gypsy breaches in for a hot date with Cisco, but she gets annoyed when his work keeps them apart. Written by sarah_l91

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

In the DC comics, Kilg%re is an electro-organic intelligence that consumes electrical life to survive. He has a robotic body and possesses electrokinesis allowing him to interface with technology. He is an enemy of the Flash, as well as the Justice League. See more »

Goofs

When we first see Tim Kwon, he's driving a Tesla Model X. At one point there is a shot of his feet on the car's pedals. This could have been a stock shot of any car, but it was still a shot of a normal car's pedal box (steering column above, pedals hanging down). After Deacon rips the car to pieces, all that's left is Kwon sitting in the car seat, on a small piece of chassis, with part of the steering column and steering wheel. However now the steering column is between Kwon's feet. Modern cars always have the steering column above the driver's legs and feet, not in between them. See more »

Quotes

[the Flash's suit inflates into a raft]
Joe West: What the hell does he need a raft for, Cisco?
Cisco Ramon: He runs on water. He might lose his speed out there. What's he gonna do then? He might drown.
Caitlin Snow: You couldn't just put an oxygen tank in the suit?
Cisco Ramon: That's a good idea.
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Connections

Features Dying Light (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Hesitate
(uncredited)
Performed by THE MELTDOWN
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We Are the Flash
17 October 2017 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

Well I have to give it to The Flash, they are really trying to lighten up the tone this year, and I don't mind it all that much. I can't necessarily say the same for the direction it looks like they are taking The Thinker, but if we can get back to season 1 and most of season 2's tone, then I'm down.

This week, Team Flash took on a villain, who I'm just going to call Kilg%re, who used his metahuman abilities to hack into technology and exact his revenge on his former co-workers. Sounds like a regular day at the office to me, right? Luckily, there was plenty of goofiness to go around to keep the Walter White wannabe's plans to a minimum (seriously, that's who this villain reminded me of). Not only was today a full blown girlfriend-problems episode between Cisco and Barry's issues, but it was also an episode full of suit shenanigans thanks to Cisco's upgrades.

It felt like the only reason Gypsy made an appearance was so that Cisco's arc could be paralleled with Barry's. While it's good to throw in some romantic material every once in awhile, I wasn't a huge fan of the material tonight. Iris' confession about her unhappiness with Barry leaving to the speedforce was a nice touch, and Candice Patton does have a tendency to pull out nice dramatic beats when needed. Gypsy and Cisco's arc wasn't as nicely plotted out. She would just randomly show up every few scenes with much notice. I've enjoyed their relationship to this point, but I would just like a more consistent presence of Gypsy or really no presence at all. This show already has a problem with too many characters.

As much as this episode felt like a huge villain of the week episode without much depth, there were some fun moments, including an impressive slow-motion sequence at the police department with Barry stopping the grenade. They don't usually spend a ton of time in the CGI department on the slow-motion, but it seems like that was stepped up this week. Some cheesy romantic stuff and a weak villain didn't help but it was an improvement over last week for sure. Plus, that Risky Business tag was pretty dang great. Out of nowhere, but still great.

7.1/10


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