This week has the Flash, formerly known as The Fastest Man Alive, face off against The Turtle, who was dubbed The Slowest Man Alive. We get introduced to the character, who is played by Aaron Douglas (Chief Tyrell of Battlestar Galactica fame) as a small time thief who quit stealing right after the accelerator explosion almost two years ago. About three months ago he started back up stealing trinkets that people value instead of high value items. He then puts them on private display, including his own wife, but he wants to add The Flash’s most prized item on display as well, Patty Spivot.
This is where the story breaks down. No one knows or says why. No one seems to care and they gloss over the fact that super powers or not, this guy is pretty lame, not to mention creepy.
During all of this, Patty Spivot, who is seemingly perfect for Barry, is starting to confront Barry about his strange behavior. The nightmares, the disappearances, the secrets. She mentions, and rightfully so, that she has been amazing about all of this, but its time to tell her whats going on. So Barry decides to do so, he decides to tell her he’s the Flash despite Harrison Wells urging not to, and just as he’s about to… Yes, you guessed it, he is interrupted by The Turtle. Then he hesitates to do so the next time they see each other, and the next time.. Until she breaks up with him. Barry may be a genius, but that does not stop him from being an idiot. A single idiot who has real long term chances with four very attractive ladies in two years, and blew his chance with all four.
We can wrap this up with the incidentals. Wally West and Joe West butt heads a little before they make up and have Chinese food. Apparently Wally West loves speed in the form of street racing, much to Joe’s dismay. Harrison Wells grabbed part of The Turtle’s brain, presumably to slow down either Flash or Zoom, depending on what team you think he’s playing on. Lastly we see Reverse Flash run in, presumably from not only far in the future, but also from another Earth, most likely Earth 2.
Due to hating both the villain and Barry’s incompetence, I will give this 3 our of 5 stars. It was more enjoyable than most TV out there, but sub-par for a Flash episode. So what do you think? Did you like the episode? Tell us about it in the comments!