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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews The Flash Season 03 Episode 15: The Wrath of Savitar

March 8th, 2017 by Todd Black Comments

Well…didn’t see that coming. Ok, I mean, we all KNEW Savitar would return, but like that? Not so much.

“The Wrath of Savitar” did really good job of showing why Savitar is a compelling villain. Like Reverse Flash, he is a future enemy come to the present, and like Zoom, he isn’t afraid to use Barry’s loved ones against him. But unlike those two, he’s not afraid to twist the knife even when the handle is broken.

Say what you will about him, there is an evil to his voice that cannot be denied. Hearing him taunt Barry and the others endlessly was pretty freaky, and then at the end when he was free, and had Barry dead to rights, only to not kill him so he could kill Iris in the future? Stone cold.

The big reveal though, was that it was the Flashpoint event that kickstarted Savitar’s revenge, and that we now know where he’s been this whole time, in an endless loop within the Speed Force. Which, as HR noted, makes perfect sense. And because of Flashpoint, Kid Flash was made, which Savitar used to his advantage, and now Wally is trapped in said loop within the Speed Force. Like I said, didn’t see that coming.

What I also didn’t see coming was all the…pardon the expression…dick moves from numerous people in the main cast. I mean, seriously, what is wrong with these people? Barry’s proposal to Iris? All to try and change the future (because he somehow noticed from a distance that she didn’t have a ring on…?). When Wally saw this, he called him out on it…because…why? Also, Caitlin kept part of the Philosophers’ stone…which she somehow found… Wally NOT telling everyone he was seeing Savitar…and then, Wally succumbing to Savitar’s INCREDIBLY OBVIOUS ploys to switch places with him was the limit.

I mean, he said it himself. Savitar was in his head. Why was he taunting him like that if he didn’t want him to open the portal? Wally’s been going downhill this whole season, and though his fate (as it stands now) was tragic, it was also stupid.

Which brings me to Barry. I mean, seriously? I know he’s trying to change the future, but doing that move with the marriage? Are you kidding me? He was on the right track with Wally, and then Jesse, and trying to change the main future events. But…there’s no reason to think that their marriage would change SAVITAR KILLING HER!! I mean seriously Barry. Come on.

Speaking of “come on, man”, HR was so annoying in this episode. Like over the top annoying. It was bad. Why would Barry ask him to be his best man? Really? HR is suffering from Kevin Hart Syndrome. And I want it to stop!

All this bashing aside, there was some other good moments outside of Savitar. Seeing the trio of Speedsters run together was pretty cool. Julian and Caitlin had some great moments together as well. And I do appreciate Iris taking off the ring as their proposal had been tainted by Savitar.

In the end, “The Wrath of Savitar” did a good job promoting the villain, but in the process, made questionable choices with the rest of the cast.

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Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians (guardians-comic.com). He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!

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