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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews The Flash Season 6 Season Finale!

May 13th, 2020 by Todd Black Comments

It’s honestly a bit sad that tonight’s episode of The Flash was the season finale. Not because it wasn’t quality, it honestly was, but because it’s clear that they were going to do more with this season and now we have to wait and hope that things get better in the world so that Season 7 gets to film. But for what it was, “Success Is Assured” was a worthy end to the season and leaves us in suspense for what comes next.

The crux of this episode was truly simple. Eva (aka Mirror Mistress apparently) is free, and she has her sights set on her husband, Carver. And she’s willing to do whatever it took to take him out. Including burning his buildings that held his blackmail material, capturing and converting his minions (Ultraviolet, Dr. Light and Sunshine), and of course, breaking into his building.

One of the true interesting dynamics of this episode was the question of, “Who was right?” between Carver and Eva. On one hand, Carver is clearly a jerk, and was more than willing to let people die to save himself. Plus, we know he was the head of Black Hole and did all sorts of terrible things. But was one of those things abandoning Eva? That’s the question. We got multiple sides to the story of what happened in accelerator explosion. Carver was there, but let her rot, that’s what Eva remembers. But Carver said he had people studying the Mirrorverse, and the reason he gave up was because of the Neural Dissonance that she was going through.

And yet, Eva was mindful enough to not want to hurt Flash (too badly), just kill Carver. She even let them all walk even though they knew the truth about her. So is she really evil? I guess we’ll find ou in Season 7.

The interconnected narrative dove even deeper as we saw Nash and Allegra along with Sue and Ralph all get their own moments in the sun as everything came to a head. Including a very comics-style fight scene complete with panels and page turns. Seeing Nash and Allegra FINALLY bond at the end was a relief because they’ve been building it all season. Furthermore, the twist that Sue is being framed for Carver’s murder is a welcome twist that’ll no doubt add more to the Ralph/Sue relationship as Season 7 goes on.

The Iris storyline is a bit wonky at present, especially since we spent so little time with her in the episode. But, her vanishing like she did after realizing where Singh is was a welcome shock. Does this mean that Iris will have powers after she leaves the Mirrorverse? Questions abound…

Yet again though, the main problem with the episode was the Killer Frost storyline. It came off as a real momentum breaker mixed in with cheesy lines about how their mom was “a great human being” when we know from past seasons that she’s really not on the whole. The storyline was no doubt made because of Panabaker’s real life pregnancy, so hopefully when she returns in Season 7 we’ll get a true Killer Frost story that matters.

In the end, “Success Is Assured” was a solid end to a shortened season that no one could’ve saw coming when Season 6 began. The groundwork is laid for a very special kind of 7th season, which is not unlike a certain other Arrowverse show had once upon a time.

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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!