Originally Posted by VisionOn
Dr Harrison however ... Clearly he is up to something and has access to some temporal doohickey. He could steal Barry's power and go back to that moment.
On the other hand, perhaps his ability to see the future means that he blew up the accelerator on purpose just so he could create Barry. Why he feels the need to pretend to be in a wheelchair, I don't know, but I suppose that makes him evil, because only bad guys pretend to be crippled.
Originally Posted by Davidt1
Decent episode. Not sure I like where it's heading with the guy working for the police department and that detective already knows his secret identity.
This show is taking pages from the Smallville playbook left and right. So far, I noticed:
- A supernatural event used to explain random people having super powers (The Meteor Shower -> The Particle Accelerator)
- Random people getting affected, gaining powers, and becoming evil, so the hero can have semi-challenging foes to face each week (Meteor Freaks -> Meta-humans)
- A childhood friend and love interest whom the hero will continually lie to under the pretext of keeping her safe (Lana -> Iris)
- Witnesses conveniently getting knocked out to avoid seeing the hero's powers
- The hero being a goody-goody who conveniently lets either extenuating circumstances or somebody else kill the bad guys for him, so he can keep his righteous quest pure and true
Please, please, tell me that Barry isn't going to pine away for Iris for 100+ episodes. I don't think I can take it again. x.x
If we take zeus33's information into account, we can also expect the early seasons to slowly reveal Barry's various abilities as he masters his powers, just as Clark did (X-ray vision, heat vision, super hearing, flight). I would agree with RobertR, though, that Barry probably won't become as powerful as he's become after the various comic retcons over the years, as that would make the show hard to sustain, as a) you can't create villains capable of withstanding a black-hole arm on a weekly basis with a TV budget, and b) you probably can't think of enough villains capable of surviving those powers to fill multiple seasons. I wouldn't be surprised if the ability to move through solid objects or to become invisible makes its way into the show eventually, though.
I just hope they don't go the Smallville route with simple meteor-freak-of-the-week episodes for multiple seasons. Let's get some big bads on the scene now, please!
This is why CW remains my most-watched network. I like fun shows, and The Flash is looking to be a welcome respite from the doom and gloom of the other four networks.