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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews The Flash Season 7 Season Finale

July 21st, 2021 by Todd Black Comments

The Flash has sometimes a rather curious way of doing season finales. Sometimes they’re good, sometimes they’re bad, and sometimes they’re just…there. But with “Heart of the Matter Part 2” they mostly stuck the landing outside of some elements that could’ve been left on the cutting room floor.

So, at the end of Part 1, Barry entered the mind of August Hart and found out the truth, that the only way for Barry to “end the war” was to give Godspeed organic speed. Which obviously would be a problem because that would mean having yet another speedster out there for them to deal with and potentially alter the future.

So, what did Barry do? He assembled as many speedsters as he could via the Speed Force, his kids, a rebooted (for now) Iris, and Jay Garrick. Even getting a “little boost” as a result. It was honestly really cool to have all of them together (though it would’ve been even better if Wally was there, and yes, I know they explained why he wasn’t, but still!), even though…it literally lasted one scene before they realized, “Oh, this isn’t working!” Kind of a letdown guys.

What was the next plan? Give Hart the speed…and then bring in Reverse-Flash to help beat him! Ok, that moment was cool, and while a bit odd at first, I did warm up to the “Lightning-Saber Battle”. It was random, but they made it work.

With Godspeed defeated and everyone safe, the only thing to do…was to have a PROPER wedding. If you recall, the first wedding of Barry and Iris was interrupted by Earth-X, and the second wedding was just in a park done by Diggle. But this time we got to a have very kind and beautiful family ceremony and it definitely shined. Especially with Bart having his dad’s singing pipes and the epic ministering by Cisco (I WILL MISS HIM SO MUCH!!!), as well as the “Flashtime” kiss at the end. True, there was no stinger for what might come next season, but honestly, after all Barry and Iris have been through for two seasons? They deserved that moment.

…BUT…they didn’t make everything work out well. For example, while going into Godspeed’s mind was unique…the actor played Godspeed a bit too over the top. Furthermore, there was a lot of rhetoric that was reused by a lot of the characters that felt like they were beating us over the head with it. Like, “I feel hopeless” and “that’s impossible” and so on and so forth.

Adding to that, while it was epic that Thawne came to help Barry…the reasoning behind his “defeat” was rather odd. Recall that not too long ago Flash STILL couldn’t keep up with Thawne, and yet now…he can, and can beat him easily? All because, “I got faster, didn’t you?” Now, if Nora had pulled Reverse-Flash from like Season 1 when he wasn’t at full-power yet, that would be something, but they didn’t say that. And just as important, Barry was injured multiple times by Godspeed in the final fight and yet he was able to beat a barely injured Reverse-Flash…? I know they’re setting up something big for the future (and potentially the final season)…but they could’ve handled that better.

Which, of course, brings us to Allegra, who went from “down in the dumps” to “I’ll help save everyone!” with one pep talk… which she even said she didn’t want…got anyway…and was…fine. Seriously, this storyline was mishandled from start to finish, and then she basically self-destructed her impact by breaking the machine by charging it too much! Say what now?

Finally, the Kramer storyline ended in a particularly groan-inducing fashion. So apparently not only was she a meta, she’s a mimic! Yeah…no… and then she goes, “this has helped change my perspective…” even though her original perspective wasn’t that well thought out in the first place! Hopefully she doesn’t come back next season (and Joe gets his job back) because she added nothing but frustration to the show.

However, despite those flaws, there was a lot to enjoy in this season finale and it does make me curious about what’s going to happen next season.

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 ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!