Flash – fighting fire with fire is dull

Flash Episode 16 – Trajectory


I really enjoy the Flash. This season isn’t quite as good as season 1, but it’s still the best super-hero tv show ever, so I guess it’s doing fine. Despite that I am going to complain a bit.

I get bored of Flash fighting over speedsters. To beat them he often just needs to go faster.
I also get bored of Iron Man fighting other robots or robo-suits. Or Superman fighting other Kryptonians. I like when they use their powers against some other set of powers.

That’s not to say I think the Flash should never face another speedster. But last season, the main villain was Reverse Flash. This season it’s Zoom. I hope next season it’s something different.

I prefer when Flash has to deal with someone who teleports, or creates duplicates, or can fly, or anything else. I get excited to see Flash run up the side of buildings, or across water, or create tornadoes with his arms. Watching him run and punch someone… is good. But it’s just repetitive.

So last night when the villain was set up to be a female speedster, I was bored. Luckily the villain of the week is never the most important part of a good super-hero show. So I got to see the team hanging out. I got to see Flash consider drugs to get faster. I got to see Dr. Wells be confronted about the person he murdered.

The actual fight against Trajectory was dull. Flash runs, she runs faster. Flash tries again. She still runs faster. He never actually beats her!

But Trajectory, and her split personality was interesting. So I even enjoyed her as a villain.

That also backed up the theory I’ve had about Zoom since Jay Garrick showed Caitlin his Earth 1 doppelganger. (PS this theory is not based on anything from the comics, so it’s not a spoiler, because I have no idea if it’s true) I think Jay’s use of Velocity drugs caused him to split into multiple aspects of his personality. I think there was good Jay who went to Earth 1, evil Jay – Zoom, and original Jay in the metal mask on Earth 2.

I can’t believe there is a show where I can use the phrase “Earth 1 doppelganger” when discussing it.

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