In this week’s episode of The Flash Things You Can’t Outrun, we find the team struggling with some personal issues as they tackle a very real question: Where to put these meta-human criminals? Lots of spoilers with a sprinkle of speculation going forward. If you haven’t seen this week’s episode yet, buy it on Amazon.
The Flash vs Mist
Kyle Nimbus was a death row inmate in the middle of his execution when the particle accelerator went boom. The result is that he can take the form of poisonous gas. He attempts to take down anyone that had anything to do with his incarceration and subsequent death, including the crime family that testified against him, the judge, and the arresting officer. Unfortunately for Team Flash, the arresting officer happened to be Joe West, Barry’s father figure for the last 12 years. The attack against Joe is the last and happens while he is visiting Barry’s father Henry at Iron Heights Prison. Joe is professing to Henry that he now believes he is innocent and will do anything he can to prove his innocence. This is when Mist attacks and The Flash is forced to perform a rescue, which must have been unnerving for his father to see such a display that he has not witnessed since the death of his wife Nora.
The Meta-Human Prison
The team at S.T.A.R. Labs manages to retrofit the accelerator to function as a prison for the meta-humans while undergoing flashbacks of the night of the failure. There’s a big focus on the events surrounding Ronnie’s death. I think it’s safe to say that we will see Firestorm very soon on the show.
The Flash is definitely building momentum, and I think it’s a lot more than just the planned Flash vs Arrow episode 8. There’s the Atom and Firestorm to consider. Not to mention we finally meet fan favorite villain Captain Cold next week. The Wells situation is also very interesting. This week he was remembering what he did when the accelerator failed and went boom. He was in his secret room, watching Barry. Wells is such an interesting character and I can’t wait to see what the writers do with him.