TV Review: The Flash S1E12 Crazy For You

theflash_full_costumeCaitlin brings Barry out to a karaoke bar, hoping they both meet someone new; Cisco thinks about Hartley’s dangerous proposition; Henry’s snooping gets him into trouble.

The Flash‘s returns to a solid footing with a great episode that mixes the personal with the super. We’ll take each bit at a time.

The weakest part of the episode is the Cisco/ Hartley segments where they go off to find what happened to Ronnie Raymond. Cisco lets Hartley out of his cell, and while there’s a twist at first, it eventually goes exactly as you’d expect. Cisco is pretty bright, and his willingness to let Hartley out is a bit too eager and quick.

The villain for the episode is ok. Basically a DC version of Nightcrawler, so if you’ve ever wanted to see The Flash vs. Nightcrawler, well here you go. The fx are pretty cool, and it’s nice to see another female villain with powers focused on. But it’s a forgettable character overall. What’s great as far villains is that ending, giving us our first teaser look at Grodd!

What’s really makes the episode is Barry and Caitlin deciding to go out and trying to have a normal life. The comedic moments are great and actor Grant Gustin, who was on Glee, belting out some songs is a solid use of his singing talent. It was actually pretty funny, and balanced out the super aspect of the show. It also made Caitlin a bit more likeable as a character, as she’s been a bit morose and cold so far in the show.

The episode had a nice balance overall and moves along the story of Firestorm and Grodd’s debut quite well. Not the best episode, but a really solid entry for the series.

Overall rating: 8