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“Legends of Today” was the episode where Barry just told it like it was.
Barry, Cisco, and Kendra spent the majority of “Legends of Today” in Star City with Oliver Quinn. While at Oliver’s lab, Oliver’s father made an appearance twice. Both times, he just walked right into Oliver’s lab with his posse behind him. They were all dressed in armor. Oliver’s father provided some insightful information and then left. “Is that the only way this guy knows how to enter a room?” Barry asked what we were all thinking. It was hilarious.
“The Flash” has been all over the place this season. Barry is being hunted by Zoom. Last episode, Barry and the gang had to deal with a supernatural gorilla. This episode, they learned that Kendra is part of a group of time-travelling immortals. On top of that, there are multiple earths… The writers of “The Flash” are trying to tackle too many plotlines at once. Yes, it keeps the audience on their toes, but nothing makes sense anymore. It seems like there are no rules in the universe of the show. Even in “Legends of Today,” Barry took notice of this. “It’s just the rules keep changing. One day, I have to run through time. The next, I’m fighting a telepathic gorilla. And now, we’re what? We’re chasing down an immortal madman on a rampage against a reincarnated warrior priestess,” he said. Yep, that was definitely a mouthful. Maybe the writers should take it down a notch and only focus on plotlines that are actually essential to the story.