The saga of XS betraying her family, then not understanding why they’re upset, and everyone overreacting, continues. She’s back from the future and making new friends that Team Flash would definitely not approve of.
Things are speeding along towards the end of the season on the Flash. Barry made a rash decision last episode, and that causes a lot of complications for this one.
Last episode, the team learned Nora’s big secret. This episode deals with the fallout, and gives us some insight about how things happened. Essentially, it’s the secret origin of Nora West.
“Time Bomb” starts off with Nora getting some advice. Much of the episode does one of those somewhat clunky parables where the problem of the week parallels a problem one of the characters is having.
Flash’s “Failure is an Orphan” is a grim title for an episode with a lot of surprises, few of them good. The season-long clash with Cicada looks like it might be wrapping up, but things get complicated.
They tossed a lot into this episode of The Flash. “King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd” had elements of one of those bad SyFy movies, The Shape of Water, an obligatory King Kong nod, and the return of Joe West finally.
There are a lot of questionable choices and gray areas in “Goldfaced.” Team Flash has a lot of decisions to make this week, and it involves some interesting moral calculus.