‘The Flash’ admittedly stumbled through this past week’s “Sound and the Fury,” but the Scarlet Speedster’s trademark heart and humor looks to be on track by next week’s “Crazy For You.” Check out the newest metahuman baddies and find out who’s looking for love in new photos from the hour, plus…what original ‘Flash’ series cast member will pop up in Central City next?
Look, when you produce 22 episodes a year, there are going to be some terrible episodes. Heck, it happens on 10- and 13-episode seasons as well. It happens all the time, even on the best of shows. Even ‘Lost’ produced “Stranger In A Strange Land,” an episode devoted to Jack Shephard’s tattoos, kites, and Bai Ling. ‘Lost’ is one of my favorite shows of all time, and that’s one of the worst episodes of television that I intentionally watched. So saying “The Sound And The Fury” was awful doesn’t mean ‘The Flash’ is suddenly awful. It just means the show had a bad week, the equivalent of Barry Allen tripping over something at supersonic speed and then tumbling into a brick wall. Everything’s fine, except for this episode.
‘The Flash’ managed to make quick work of Captain Cold and Heat Wave in this past week’s “Revenge of the Rogues,” stopping on the way to secure a season 2 pickup, but will DC’s Pied Piper be so easy to quiet? See for yourself in the full set of photos from next Tuesday’s all-new ‘The Flash’ installment “The Sound and the Fury!”
‘The Flash’ hasn’t been shy about crossing over with big brother ‘Arrow’ in its inaugural season, but whether or not Oliver Queen ever returns to Starling, his super-friends have already booked a return trip to Central City. Emily Bett Rickards’ Felicity Smoak and Brandon Routh’s Ray Palmer will crossover to ‘The Flash’ for an “All-Star Team-Up” later this season, but could it be the beginning of ‘The Atom,’ we wonder?
It feels like forever since ‘The Flash’ last aired an original episode, so it’s great to finally have this entertaining show back on the air. It’s also a month later in the fictional world of the show when things start back up tonight in “Revenge of the Rogues,” and it seems as if Barry Allen and company are still nursing their wounds from the events in “The Man In The Yellow Suit.” But while plenty of people are hurting in Central City, ‘The Flash’ shows no signs of losing its light touch in the all-too-often dark world of Hollywood comic book adaptations.
Less than a week will see ‘The Flash’ racing back to The CW for “Revenge of the Rogues,” while Team ‘Arrow’ gets tragically “Left Behind” in the wake of Oliver’s duel with Ra’s al Ghul. We’ve had plenty of casting and trailers to tide us over, but check out extended looks at the chaos in Starling and Central City with two new trailers for our beloved CW superheroes!
‘The Flash’ has had himself a decent holiday break, picking up ‘Spartacus’ vet Liam McIntyre days before winning an official season 2 renewal, but things will go downhill quickly for the Scarlet Speedster’s January 20 return. Our first photos from 2015 premiere “Revenge of the Rogues” have arrived, and both Captain Cold and Heat Wave don’t exactly look like the play-nice types.
The CW’s joint ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’ panel from yesterday’s TCA press tour brought with it plenty of scoop on either superhero, but also news that their small-screen DC-verse would expand with a ‘Vixen’ animated series, and potentially another spinoff for the network. Speculation has flown in every direction, but is Brandon Routh’s Ray Palmer character the one super-sizing his own spinoff for “The Atom”?
CBS forthcoming ‘Supergirl’ series has yet to cast a leading lady, or even necessarily confirm a formal series order, but that hasn’t stopped development on the DC drama from revealing new details. Get early scoop on the costume and characterization of our new Kara Zor-El, and find out whether or not there’s a ‘Supergirl’-’Arrow’-’Flash’ crossover in our future!
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