The Coincidental Critic

Exploring the art of storytelling.

Imposters (SPOILERS)

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Mind Blown!  The Dr. Wells we’ve come to know isn’t the real Dr. Wells.  His body was taken over by the Reverse Flash.

The opening scene of “Tricksters” was a flashback to the night of Barry’s mother’s murder. The Reverse Flash took off his mask, but it wasn’t Dr. Wells; instead it was a face we had never seen before.  I wad completely shocked and immediately hooked.  I wanted answers.  It was a great way to start the episode.

We finally saw the night of Barry’s mother’s murder from the Flash’s and the Reserve Flash’s perspectives.  We didn’t see exactly how Barry’s mother died, however.  We also found out that the Flash saved younger Barry.

Tom Cavanagh (Dr. Wells) did a great job differentiating between the two versions of Dr. Wells.  In a flashback, we saw Dr. Wells and his wife on the beach together.  Immediately, I noticed that something was different.  Dr. Wells was more inviting.  I assumed that Wells’ present transformation from his flashback self was due to his wife’s death, but we found out that it was due to the fact that Dr. Wells is now a completely different person.  Cavanagh’s acting was impressive.  Matt Letscher who played the Reverse Flash and impostor did a great job mimicking Cavanagh’s acting style to portray present day Dr. Wells.

The Flash easily defeated Trickster.  I thought the Flash was doomed when he had the bomb strapped to his wrist, but it only took a few minutes for the Flash to get the bomb off.  Then immediately after, the Flash gave everyone the antidote and saved his father.  The writers built up the Trickster to be much more of a threat than he actually was.  I was a bit disappointed.

The most awkward moments in “Tricksters” were Caitlin’s random hugs.  Were they necessary?

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