It’s only been a few weeks since the second season finale of The Flash and I’m already going through some major withdrawals. I’d rewatch the whole season except I’m the dumbass who deleted them from her DVR without thinking about the consequences of my actions. Basically, I’m Barry Allen, only a lot slower.
In a vain attempt to curb some of my withdrawals I thought I’d share some things I loved about season two and things I could have done without. First up, the not so groovy aspects of The Flash, Season Two.
Enough With Run Barry, Run
Yes, I get that Barry Allen is The Flash and that his entire purpose is that he runs fast. That is not my issues. My issue is that in both this season and last Barry’s “big” enemy was the same person. Or rather they had the same dumbass goal. Okay, it worked in the first season, but in the second it was a big who gives a crap. I just can’t with any more races. Enough is enough, let it go.
Caitlin Snow, To Meh For Words
Cue the hates tweets in 5, 4, 3, 2… I may not have liked the handling of Patty’s storyline or lack thereof, but I saw she had potential. Caitlin, on the other hand, is someone I just don’t get at all. For one thing, she’s never had a storyline that didn’t involve a love interest except the problem with that is her love interests are usually more interesting than she is. For another, even though she’s been there since the beginning it feels like they’re trying to shove a square peg into a round hole. She doesn’t fit. She’s the odd duck out. The few time Caitlin naturally gelled with Team Flash were when she was playing off of Harrison Wells. But that could just be the power of Tom Cavanagh.
Too Many Characters With No Purpose or Nothing To Do
Remember Linda Park? What happened to her? I thought I remembered reading somewhere she was going to have a bigger role this season? Do they not understand what a “bigger role” means? Linda was prime Team Flash material. Yes, she was technically an old flame of Barry’s, but who the hell cares! By that point in the game, their ability to move past their season one flirtation and onto friends was pretty frakking established so there was no reason to sacrifice her at the altar of Never Heard From Again.
And then to bring Tone Bell on to play Scott Evans for what amounted to a blink and you miss him guest spot was freaking pitiful. Like what the hell was he doing there? This, of course, is in no offense to Bell, he’s awesome. I actually feel bad for him because they could have made Scott into someone who was more than just a pretend roadblock in the WestAllen love story.
Speaking of characters intended to be a viable romantic foe in the WestAllen love story, it’s time to talk about Patty Spivot. Remember her? No? That’s okay, she wasn’t all that memorable. Her sole purpose was to buy the writers time before they would be able to bring Barry & Iris together. Are you yawning? I am. That’s how boring and pointless her character was, she invokes yawns just thinking about her paint by numbers storyline.
Smarten Up, Barry
The most frustrating part of this season was knowing 97% of Team Flashes problems were because of Barry Allen. That boy just does not think. He also has a serious martyr complex who believes all problems start and end with him. Someone needs to tell Barry he isn’t the sun and the world doesn’t revolve around him. I don’t know if I will be able to handle another season of Barry being the dumbest guy in the room who isn’t able to learn from past mistakes or really listen when other people are talking.
Of course, after that finale Barry Allen isn’t really Barry Allen anymore either. At least not how we knew him to be. Which sucks because I was really starting to like him too. When I first started watching The Flash Barry was my second least favorite character, but after a while and some kickass friends he had really started to grow on me. I really hope that’s not all ruined by one dumbass decision. I don’t want to start disliking him again. Disliking one character on a TV show is enough for me. **This doesn’t include characters I hate, but I love them too which is an entirely different feeling altogether**
Part Two (probably not, but could be titled) “Be Still My Flash Loving Heart” coming soon.