The Coincidental Critic

Exploring the art of storytelling.

The Fury of Firestorm (SPOILERS)

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“The Fury of Firestorm” opened on a high school football field.  Jax had just played an excellent game, and then all of a sudden, the particle accelerator exploded.  At first, I was really confused.  “The Fury of Firestorm” opened with characters we had never met before.  I didn’t know where we were in time and space (especially since there are separate worlds now).  I didn’t understand what was going on and why.  Eventually, we found out that Barry and his gang had to recruit a new firestorm.  They had to decide between two possible matches: a scientist named Henry Hewitt and Jax.  Of course, we knew that Jax would be the match since he was in the opening scene and we never saw Dr. Hewitt beforehand.  This was an odd way to open “The Fury of Firestorm.”  It was confusing and made the episode predictable.

Where did Jay Garrick go?  Last episode, he decided to stick around, but he didn’t make any appearance in “The Fury of Firestorm.”

“The Fury of Firestorm” had a surprise ending.  As usual, the episode ended with Barry reciting a monologue.  He spoke about what he had learned during the episode– that change and new experiences are good.  While he spoke, we saw clips of all the characters coming to terms with what they had to deal with in “The Fury of Firestorm.”  The last character we saw was The Flash.  He stood outside CC Jitters admiring Patty.  Then, all of a sudden, something grabbed him around the neck.  It was the shark meta-human.  What was even more shocking was who ended up saving the Flash: Harrison Wells.

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