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TV Review: The Flash S1E7 Power Outage

theflash_full_costumeThe Flash goes up against Farooq aka Blackout, a metahuman who can harness electricity. During their battle, Farooq zaps The Flash and siphons all his electricity, leaving The Flash without his speed. Dr. Wells, Caitlin and Cisco work to reverse the effects on Barry, but their efforts are disrupted when Farooq comes banging on S.T.A.R. Labs doors in search of Wells, who he blames for his accident. Without Barry’s powers to protect them, the group must figure out a way to save themselves from the metahuman. Meanwhile, Tockman manages a coup inside the Central City police department and takes several people hostage, including Joe and Iris. While Iris is sure The Flash will save them, Eddie has a trick up his sleeve.

We’re not too far into the season and we’re already at the “oh my I’ve lost my powers” storyline. But you know what? It really works here! This episode has a bit of everything. There’s solid action, some good humor, and actual stakes. I had no idea what to expect, or who was making out of what. I don’t think I’ve enjoyed an episode this much since the debut, and this one might top it.

What’s interesting throughout all the episode is Wells’s insistence that Barry has to be the Flash, knowing that the future depends on him. But it also really emphasizes that not only did people gain powers, but also died when his experiment went wrong.

It’s also nice to see that Iris gets to stand up and save herself, instead of playing the damsel in distress she actually kicks some ass, getting herself out of a jam.

Overall, the episode was fantastic, with a little bit of everything for fans, and giving us a lot to look forward to for the season to come!

Overall rating: 9.5

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