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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews The Flash Season 9 Episode 6: The Good, The Bad, and The Lucky

March 16th, 2023 by Todd Black Comments

Wait, do you hear that? It sounds like…”I told you so!!!” This episode was already getting blasted online before it ever aired as it was tagged as an “interlude episode” despite the fact that we’re on a 13-episode final season. Why is there an interlude in the final season that’s this small? Exactly.

And what’s worse, to FILL this filler/interlude episode they brought back one of the most annoying characters in the history of the show…Hazard. Yeah, you remember her, right? She was one of the people The Thinker brainjacked to get her powers…and she died. And their reasoning for “bringing her back” was Crisis and “she got lucky.” Which makes me, and likely others, so mad. Her plot was basic, asinine, and incredibly stupid. They could’ve done ANY other kind of story or brought back ANY other character from the past…and they brought back Hazard.

But I’ll give her a pass. Why? Because the biggest faux pas in all of this was Cecil and Allegra. Why? Well, just as I predicted in my last episode, the idea for Cecil to split her time in between two places and hope “nothing goes wrong when I need to be with my daughter” was faulty from the word go. She got a case on the weekend, tried to leave it, failed, and basically had a mental breakdown as a result.

THEN, we learn that her powers suddenly weren’t working because she ‘wasn’t her best mentally’ due to her feeling lonely at the house and wondering if she was doing right by her daughter. Do recall that last episode she was HAPPY about the split and couldn’t see ANY problems with it, and now, she can’t even sleep in her own house because she misses Joe and Jenna! Further showing that neither side thought this through and that it’s one of the dumbest plotlines ever…even by CW standards.

Furthermore, Allegra’s “logic” about how Cecil was being a “Superwoman” by doing both was…wrong. It was just plain wrong. Because ask any mother, any GOOD mother, and they’ll tell you that being there for your kids at their young years is one of the most important times of their development. Making memories, teaching lessons, etc. Spending 2/7ths of a week with a child is essentially whirlwind parenting and them rationalizing by saying Cecil is being a “role model” is wrong because that’s setting the worst possible example for Jenna. And let me reiterate, she’s NOT a big part of Team Flash! No matter how many times they treat to beat us over the head with it…she’s not.

Also, the Mark/Snow beats was just…yeah, no one is liking this. Snow comes off as a cookie-cutter character with the cheesiest dialogue ever, and they’re trying to weave this mystery around who she is…and why should we care when we have seven episodes left with her? Killing Caitlin for her (which they never properly mourned if you recall) was a dumb move and it would take a miracle to salvage it.

So yeah, “the Good, The Bad, and the Lucky” was easily one of the worst episodes this series has ever done. They’re in the last season, and they’re making episodes of such low quality that it hurts to watch at times. Even with another Arrowverse crossover next week…one has to wonder where it’s all going…or whether we’ll care by the end.


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!