DC on CW Weekly Review: The Heart-Stopping FLASH Season Finale

This series will be a brief, semi-comedic review of the CW superhero shows. You can check out last week’s review post here. The only shows discussed will be ‘Arrow’, ‘Flash’, and ‘Supergirl’. There WILL be some spoilers discussed, so only look at the reviews you’re up to date on!

Supergirl, “The Fanatical” (May 21st)

Remember the Kara+James romance? Me neither (copyright CW)

As the other CW shows finish up their seasons, SUPERGIRL starts wrapping up plot points. The return of the Krypton cult makes sense, but isn’t super exciting. If the new cult leader is supposed to be a familiar face, then the show should’ve set her up as much as the translator. The Kara-Lena conflict doesn’t have enough new wrinkles from last episode to feel fresh. That said, the episode giving Mechad Brooks something to do is a refreshing develop for the Guardian character. This episode could’ve swung a 7.5 if not for the confusing moral of what video games are supposed to do.

SCORE: 7/10 Bangarangs (okay, did SUPERGIRL know that song was gonna be a big part of DEADPOOL 2? Because that’s a spooky coincidence)


The Flash, “We Are The Flash” (May 22nd)

Do you guys just wanna watch INCEPTION instead? (copyright CW)

THE FLASH has a solid finale for what has been the Speedster’s greatest season. Barry finds a clever (albeit confusing) way to take on The Thinker. Killing the “good Clifford,” and focusing the effort on his stretchy vessel, made for a great reunion. That said, the clear standout of this episode is Tom Cavanagh, with his heartbreaking loss of intelligence, and apparent exit from Team Flash. We’ll have to wait and see if we’ll get a new Harrison next season – along with the new speedster. The return to a time-travel-related conflict isn’t super exciting, but it’s basically a given with Flash’s powers. In this standalone episode, THE FLASH wraps up a standout season with a greatly blend of heart, hilarity, and good storytelling.

SCORE: 8.5/10 West Children


The Flash: 10 Weeks

Supergirl: 6.5 Weeks

Arrow: 6 Weeks

Jon Barr - TV Editor
Jon Barr - TV Editor
Jon Barr is a comedian and TV Phanatic. Yeah, he meant to spell it that way. It's like the Philly Phanatic, like from Philadelphia, because he's from - you get it. He loves good TV & mocking bad TV. You can find him all over the web.