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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews The Flash Season 6 Episode 15: The Exocism Of Nash Wells

March 18th, 2020 by Todd Black Comments

First and foremost, want to wish all of you a safe time with all this Corona Virus craziness. Thankfully, at least for tonight, we had some TV to take our minds off of things, and “The Exorcism of Nash Wells” was definitely a highlight of this back half season. Even if some of the development came too late.

Obviously, this episode focused on the continued situation featuring all the Wells Dopplegangers. Apparently when Crisis on Infinite Earths happened, it fused all the Wells together…somehow…and for some reason…even Team Flash was like, “How did that happen?” when clearly none of them and their dopplegangers merged, but let’s just chalk it up to TV writing and move on, ok?

Anyway, obviously Eobard Thawne was trying to reassert dominance so that he could live again in Nash’s body, and because of that, he tortured Nash via his members of his world’s version of Allegra, aka Maya. A kid who he basically adopted because she had talent he appreciated. While I’m glad we did get that flashback to show Nash before we met him, I do wish we got to see more of the parental aspect of their relationship and not just the “The Prize Is Everything” aspect.

Granted, her “death” (it was a bit ambiguous) was tragic, and Nash overcoming that was nice, but it was a little hamfisted at parts.

Of course, another great conflict of this was Thawne versus Barry again. Their rivalry even after all of these seasons is a fun part of the show, and it was fun season Thawne twist the knife in with Barry, his dying Speed Force, and of course, Nora.

Speaking of Barry, his powers dying out is a fun loophole to extract some fun stories that tie into the history of The Flash. Such as the “speed steroids” that we saw back in Season 2, Nora’s journal, and more. Obviously, he’ll have to get his speed back soon, but it’s fun to see the ideas coming forth on how he’ll get it back.

If there was a weak storyline here, it’s the Mirror Master/Fake Iris bit, which was a bit surprising given everything going on. Apparently Camilla is “alive” and now she has a doppleganger too. Ok… and our new Mirror Master (now controlling two of them) needs certain items to get her out of there. Sounds fair.

But the scenes with Joe and Iris, where Joe is all but forcing her to confront Barry should’ve been a BIG alarm siren that something was off, especially compiled with Joe’s warning from Wally.

Also, the “Sunshine” villain was a bit on the nose in more ways than one. White outfit, superhero landing from above, former special forces for the government..Black Widow clone anyone? Just saying. Though it was cool to see Barry beat her using his brain and not his speed. Though it does raise the question of how they had a plan and still let three guards die… Also, how exactly did the mirror clones get that item?

In the end, “The Exorcism of Nash Wells” delt some good stories for certain characters, but hopefully when the show returns in April (and production resumes on the sets of the shows), we’ll get some more developments along the bigger storylines.

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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!