Barry Allen merged with the Speed-Force. This episode, “The Runaway Dinosaur” is one of the season’s best. It made me think of the Speed-Force as “Yoda” teaching Barry as “Luke Skywalker” how to become one with the “force”. The star of the episode was Iris West; she was pivotal in bringing Barry back home and she was the center of the Zombie-Girder minor-story. Definite thumbs up to the writers and director, Kevin Smith.
With the nuclear safeguard in the hands of Damien Darkh, Felicity Smoak works with her father, Noah (The Calculator) to stop the initiation of project “Genesis”. This episode, “Monument Point”, focused on fathers, daughters, and lies. Felicity loses her job at Palmer Tech, Thea learns about the “Ark’s” purpose from her father Malcolm, and Diggle faces a decision to reveal the truth about Andy to Lyla. Anarchy infiltrates the Ark in order to locate and kill Dark. Thea stops him. Team Arrow stops all but one nuclear missile and forces its detonation at Monument Point, killing thousands of people instead of millions. This was a decent episode.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Legends of Tomorrow continued from last weeks cliff-hanger. This episode, “Destiny”, revealed that the Time Lords were manipulating events as well as Rip Hunter and his team in order to allow Vandal Savage to become a world ruler. There were a couple of references to an attack by Thanagarians which, eludes to the new crisis for next season. Everyone did their part to stop the Time Lords however, Leonard Snart makes the ultimate sacrifice. I loved when he said, “There are no strings on me.” A good episode and lead up to the season finale next week.
Overall, this was a good week of programming.