TV Review: The Flash S3E12 Untouchable
Barry and the team at S.T.A.R. Labs work together to bring down Clive Yorkin, a criminal meta-human who is methodically killing people by causing them to decompose at an accelerated rate. Joe becomes his next target but it’s Iris who is caught in the crossfire. The Flash mentors Kid Flash and begins to elevate the newer speedster’s training to another level.
The Flash is a bit of a mixed episode as at its heart lies the focus on getting Kid Flash up to snuff so that he can save Iris in the future. But, in the present, they must deal with Yorkin who is able to cause people to decompose.
The episode gives us a kind of cool meta-human that’s more power than a focus on a costume or a nickname. How he’s defeated is something unique beyond punching or using some other item to deflect their powers. Instead, we get something new and because of that, it’s actually interesting and different.
What’s really good about the episode is that even when fighting the bad guy, it still focuses on Kid Flash getting better. It’s nice to see his getting better at what he does and in more control of his powers. It opens up the series to having the day saved by someone else.
Also in the episode is Joe and his relationships. With his new girlfriend and his daughter Iris. Joe doesn’t know what Barry saw in the future and everyone has been hiding it from him. The episode deals with that and it’s great to see his personal life explored more.
The final bit of the episode is awesome setting things up for something we’ve been looking forward to Gorilla City! I can’t wait until next week.
The episode was a decent one. A bit of an improvement from last week with a good focus on a goal that plays through the entire episode. It’s solid in that and changes up the formula we’ve seen where the overall plot is dealt with as a side story while the main story just deals with the meta of the week. With this sort of story arc we get both in one go.
Entertaining… by bring on Grodd!!!
Overall Rating: 7.90