The Flash S04E16 – Run, Iris, Run
Another week for another meme; Iris finally becomes the flash. With DeVoe still nowhere in sight, team Flash are still set to find the remaining three bus metas. Dibny remains indoors, frightened yet safe by the thought that DeVoe will eat him alive. To soothe his soul, Dibny challenges Iris to go out into the field, and she takes the bait like a young teenage fish. Soon after, they meet the third last bus meta, Matthew Kim, aka Melting Point.
Not actually playing a villain, Matthew Kim is able to exchange powers between two people he touches, hence, Flash Iris. After giving flame powers to a random person who will probably never be seen again, Irish must do battle, because Caitlin and Cisco are too busy with their lives. The coolest moment of the episode was the reveal of Iris’ 80s-esque costume, featuring a slick black and white suit. By the end, it isn’t even revealed if Matthew stays within Star Labs or not.
Meanwhile, Harry, with an eventual reluctant approval from Cisco, starts tinkering to make his own thinking cap. Worried that he might go evil, Cisco agrees with Harry that he may vibe he if things get too out of hand. However, by the end of the episode, Harry gets the names of the remaining two bus metas, because thinking very hard allows him to know the population. Other than that, a forgettable villain and a very slow progress in the story line make this episode unrunworthy.
Legends of Tomorrow S03E14 – Amazing Grace
If not for Legends of Tomorrow, this week would have been a depressing week in the CW Arrowverse. In a music filled episode, the Legends travel back to Memphis 1954, in the birth of rock n’ roll, and the figurative birth of Elvis Presley. The self awareness, the banter and the campiness of Legends of Tomorrow grow by each episode, creating another fun-filled week with many memorable moments. When rock never makes it out, the team must save life as we know it with the power of music.
Even though the actor for Elvis Presley was fantastic (Luke Bilyk), his normal voice and his singing voice felt very off. Not completely taking anything away from the episode, the writers did really miss out on being able to see the Legends getting to showcase their singing talents. The story revolves around Elvis as the sixth totem bearer, revealed to be the totem of death. Channeling his dead twin brother Jesse Presley in his music, the totem has the power to summon spirits from the dead. After inspiring Elvis to chase his dreams without a lingering spirit around him, the team manage to get the death totem, and with the Darhks nowhere in sight. Now in the control of four totems, the team will need to retrieve the spirit totem and Kuasa (who merged with the water totem) to the good side to possibly defeat Mallus.