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Into the Speed Force 

Desperate to stop Savitar and save his friends, Barry turns to the speed force for answers; H.R. gives Jesse some advice.

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Gregory Smith

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Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 5 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Flash
Candice Patton ... Iris West
Danielle Panabaker ... Caitlin Snow
Carlos Valdes ... Cisco Ramon / Vibe
Keiynan Lonsdale ... Wally West
Tom Cavanagh ... H.R. Wells
Jesse L. Martin ... Joe West
Tom Felton ... Julian Albert
Robbie Amell ... Ronnie Raymond
Rick Cosnett ... Detective Eddie Thawne
Wentworth Miller ... Leonard Snart / Captain Cold
Violett Beane ... Jesse Wells / Jesse Quick
John Wesley Shipp ... Jay Garrick / The Flash
Andre Tricoteux ... Savitar
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Desperate to stop Savitar and save his friends, Barry turns to the speed force for answers; H.R. gives Jesse some advice.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

At 5:57 Cisco says "By George, I think he's got it", paraphrasing a line by Professor Henry Higgins in " My Fair Lady". See more »

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When Black Flash is created at the end of Season 2 the emblem on his suit becomes white and red, reminiscent of the Black Flash in the comics, however when he appears in this episode his emblem is now black and red. See more »

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References The Iron Giant (1999) See more »

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The Prison You Created
14 March 2017 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

Last week's episode had the feeling of a mid-season or even season finale with the ramifications of Savitar's return. And although tonight's episode continued the ominous tone for the most part, there were a few plot points that seemed to come a little too easy for Team Flash.

I really love the idea of Barry traveling into the Speed Force every once in a while. Just as a pure sci-fi storytelling device, it's about as interesting as this show has provided us. One of the coolest things it can do is provide a reason for certain actors to return to their beloved roles. Eddie & Ronnie were both criminally underused in season 1, and it was nice seeing them back. We also got surprise appearances from Captain Cold, Black Flash, and even Jay Garrick. Everyone besides Jay, was communicating through the Speed Force to Barry in attempt to prevent him from taking Wally's place.

It's unconventional, but I really enjoyed all of those conversations Barry has through different aspects of the Speed Force. Anything the show does to embrace the science fiction nature of the comics is fine by me. But I did find it a little convenient and too easy for Wally to be back after only one episode in the Speed Force. Doesn't it ruin the huge moment that was Wally taking Savitar's place last week? Jay taking Wally's place had an emotional weight on its own, but he's barely on the show so it isn't the same.

Jesse decided to take the Savitar problem into her own hands as the team found a way to track him via the piece of metal from his suit. I've always loved Violett Beane's performance and It's nice to finally see her out on her own, but again, her stabbing Savitar with a piece of his own suit felt too easy. I know it served the purpose of having the team "realize" there's a human underneath all that metal, but I don't think it should have felt that easy. You have to wonder what her fate on this show is after what Savitar told her. Perhaps covering for Jay on Earth-3 is exactly what she needs.

Last but not least, Barry and Iris decided to take a "break". Not exactly sure why Barry felt that doing this was going to save Iris, but I guess it's just another one of his unorthodox ways about fixing the future. So, there wasn't a Savitar reveal or a character death, but tonight featured many surprises and plenty of sci-fi awesomeness via the Speed Force. Some scenes didn't feel as earned as they should have, but there was enough of everything else to keep everything afloat.

+Love the Speed Force episodes

+Character returns

+Jay's sacrifice was bold

-But it also was a tad convenient

8.7/10


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