The Coincidental Critic

Exploring the art of storytelling.

Who is the Man in the Yellow Suit?

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I can’t believe that a full year has passed since the first episode of “The Flash.”  This means that Barry has had his powers for over a year, and Iris has been dating Eddie for a year.  I assumed that only a few months went by, each episode representing the passage of about a week.  The pacing of “The Flash” took me by surprise, but I guess it suits the show well since it is called “The Flash.”  In future episodes, I hope that the creators make it more obvious as to how much time has passed.

About a year ago (in show time), Ronnie was pronounced dead from the particle accelerator explosion, but now we know that he did survive and is a meta human.  Caitlin, Ronnie’s finance, was the first to discover this.  Sine Caitlin had not seen her loved one for over a year, and had presumed him dead, I would have expected her to be overcome with emotion at the sight of Ronnie.  Instead, she seemed rather unfazed.  She was mostly just upset with his condition, wishing he had died instead.  If Caitlin really did love Ronnie as much as she described, I would have expected her to be relieved, happy, upset, even speechless- anything instead of nothing.  Danielle Panabaker (who plays Caitlin) needs to tap into her character’s emotions more.

This whole Dr. Wells thing is confusing me.  When the cops trapped the Reverse Flash in S.T.A.R. Labs, I thought my predictions were wrong and that Dr. Wells wasn’t the Reverse Flash.  This was because Dr. Wells obviously wasn’t in the yellow suit and he even got attacked by the Reverse Flash.  I thought I finally solved that mystery.  But then, at the end of the episode, Dr. Wells went into his lair where we saw the yellow suit.  Is Dr. Wells behind the Reverse Flash?  And if so, who was wearing the suit?  I have so many questions…

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