The Flash: Revenge of the Rogues Review

As Barry is struggling to train his speed in order to beat Reverse Flash, his old friend, Captain Cold, returns to Central City with the help of a new villain, Heat Wave.

The Flash returns from his mid-season break with two Rogues on his tale in this exciting episode of the Flash. Here are our big takeaways from the episode.

  1. While the show may be titled “The Flash,” the scenes between Barry Allen and Joe West are the heart and soul of the series to date. It’s so strange to see such a normal. happy relationship in a comic book show. Yeah, Arrow has a core gang, but a lot of their world is surrounded by melodrama and Oliver kind of being the undisputed leader. Joe and Barry have a really warm and welcoming relationship. And this episode highlighted that well with both the unpacking scene and the moving back in scene.
  2. While Joe and Barry have a great relationship, Joe and Dr. Wells seem to be strained friends at best. They once again butt heads over what is best for Barry, and always curious to see them interact.
  3. Since we’re talking about sharing screen, this week’s episode saw the first major villains team-up on The Flash as Captain Cold and Heatwave come to Central City. First, it was nice to see a villainous team-up with a purpose but also with some distention. It helps build up the dynamic between the characters, but also laser-focuses them on the hero for a good reason. They wanna kill him because the only one who stands in their way.
  4. Captain Cold and Heatwave were also amazing in this episode. Not only was it great to see Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell reunite after being brothers on Prison Break, but they both the right mixture of menace, campy and hammy to make them compelling enough to watch and feel a threat without making them too much of a joke and a turn-off. You could just tell they had fun with these characters, and can’t wait to see more of them.HeatWave_CaptainCold
  5. I liked the villains’ schemes for this week. First starting with a simple break-in to try and draw The Flash’s attention. When that doesn’t work, they decide to steal a very valuable painting and while they succeed in that, it isn’t really what they want. So they finally decided to attack The Flash personally, and he can’t turn his back on a friend. It’s a nice progression, and good reason for the Flash to avoid em for most of the episode.
  6. That final fight/action scene? That was fun and visually great to watch! Fantastic. Can’t wait for more.
  7. Who knew Firestorm stood for something? It was interesting to see the progress on that story-line especially if you’re a fan of comics and know what this all means.

The Flash really has been hitting its groove since day one and this episode continues that trend.  The “Revenge of the Rogues” was another rock-solid outing for the series.

Earl Rufus

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