Barry: “This is the part where I’m supposed to do the whole intro thingy. Barry Allen, fastest man alive, but you know that part.”
“Fastest Man Alive” is the October 14 episode of “The Flash.” Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. “The Flash” airs Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. CT on the CW.
One thing that is great about “The Flash” is Barry Allen. It’s impossible not to love him. He is just so hilarious. Barry is not afraid of sass and making jokes about his speed. It’s a lot of fun. Have you fallen in love with Barry?
Another thing that is just amusing is how the media calls him The Red Streak. Just like with Arrow/The Hood/The Vigilante, the media calls Barry by the wrong name. It’s just a fun little tie. Are you excited to watch Iris try to track down The Red Streak?
The focus of this episode is definitely on Joe and Barry’s relationship. It’s nice to have an episode so early on that really delves into a relationship between characters, especially two characters with such a rich history.
The flashbacks don’t really reveal all that much. It’s typical stuff, Barry wanting to see his dad and all of that. The best thing to come out of them is how adorable Young!Barry is. Other than that, they really aren’t all that useful.
Joe’s opinion changes every two seconds. Yes, this is a new situation where Joe’s beliefs are being challenged by what Barry is, and what he can do. Still, Joe goes back and forth too much in this episode. Then, his opinion Joe is concerned about Barry getting hurt, but it would help make Joe’s case if Barry actually was seriously injured in this episode.
Instead, when Barry is doing a pretty good job at rescuing people, Joe is like no. You can’t do this. Then, Barry starts to question himself. It’s a constant switching of opinion, creating whiplash. Did this bother anyone else?
Another annoying thing is that given how concerned Joe is for Barry’s safety, he doesn’t go as back up when Barry takes on Danton Black. It just doesn’t fit with how Joe has been acting the entire episode. Sure, Joe would have probably been in danger, but he doesn’t even offer. He could have said that he was coming, and Barry or someone else could have talked him out of it.
Alright, who else is shipping Caitlin and Barry? Come on, Cisco even says that no one has made her that angry since her fiancé, Ronnie. Caitlin starts out the episode upset that Barry is running around playing hero, and then she is okay with all of this. It’s another flip flop situation, which is apparently the theme of the episode, and it’s annoying.
What did you think of the episode? Even though Wells is a killer, at least he doesn’t want to kill Barry. Look on the bright side, people. Cisco has to make some adjustments to Barry’s suit. There should be a pocket for the calorie packed granola bar. Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.