The Flash Episode 310 Borrowing Problems from the Future – Review
By Ricardo ‘Rease’ Butler
Again, before we start, I have already explained the confusion of why I am numbering the episodes from the CW shows this way. If you want to understand why I number the shows this way rather then, for example, season 3, episode 10, then read the opening paragraph on the review I wrote on Supergirl: Episode 209 Supergirl Lives.
Now to get into this episode we pick up at the end of Barry seeing the death of Iris West at the hands of Savitar the god of speed in the Christmas episode. Barry has been having nightmares of Iris’s death, which is to happen within the next four months, over and over again. He wakes up to screams also waking up Iris as they now live together in their brand new big apartment.
Throughout the episode Barry keeps getting these visions of future events. Also, he has been going into Reverse-Flash’s time vault, as it used to be called, to see if anything in the news headlines of the future has changed. Eventually, he gets up the nerves to tell Iris about it so Barry and Team Flash or the S.T.A.R. Labs Team come together to figure out how to change the future to save Iris.
By the way there are many other side stories going on in this episode that I will not go into detail about, but I will make quick references on. So spoiler alert if you have not seen the show.
- Caitlin Snow aka the potential Killer Frost has been meeting with Julian (who was formerly Dr. Alchemy in previous episodes) to see if he can help with getting rid of her powers.
- Wally West makes his first appearance in the Kid Flash suit to help Barry stop a futuristic bad guy who is a key element of this episode.
- H.R. Wells and Cisco aka Vibe have been in much disagreement over many things from turning S.T.A.R. Labs into a museum tour to if H.R. is actually a useful asset to the team.
Just to keep it short and sweet the team comes up with a plan to vibe to the future with some upgraded equipment to take a look at the future murder scene of Iris to look for clues on how to change the future. They find all kinds of clues and call them out to the team as H.R. writes them down on a board. So in this episode Barry and Wally switch places to tackle the bad guy of this episode to change the future headlines that they saw in the future news in the vibe and succeed.
The show ends with the team adding Julian to their ranks and a party at Iris and Barry’s new apartment.
I won’t spoil it for you but there is an after scene clue for the next episode! So keep watching!
My Thoughts on this Story
The show was plotted out really well but the best part of this show was the struggle between Barry training Wally to be a skilled speedster. Barry’s fear for Iris’ life hinders him from truly allowing Wally to be out in the field with him. Once Iris and Barry reveal to all the team about Iris’ murder, then Barry allows Wally full run in the field. The city is taking notice of the new speedster and cheers him on as they are inspired by his heroism to take down the futuristic bad guy of this episode. It’s just so classic!
Also, don’t forget that you can still get Flash Season 1 and 2 on Amazon, as well as view it on Amazon Prime!
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Ricardo Butler aka Rease Val Zod (Black Superman from Earth 2)
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