Each season, The Flash confounds us all with a variety of intriguing mysteries, usually ones involving whomever may be the big bad. Suffice it to say, I haven’t forgotten when we were pondering the true identities of the Reverse-Flash, Zoom, Alchemy and Savitar, some of whom turned out to be the very men known to comic book readers – but with a bit of a twist.
To the surprise of few, the Scarlet Speedster’s latest adventures once again have viewers and media alike scratching their heads while waiting for several enigmas to unravel. As usual, the main villain, this time being Cicada, is at the center of such scrutiny, as his identity and motivations are different from his counterpart in the source material. Slowly but surely, we’re learning more about the new threat to the heroes (and sometimes criminals) of Central City, but the tide may soon turn.
You see, during last night’s episode, “All Doll’d Up,” fans were treated to more than just the delightfully creepy Rag Doll, for Cisco Ramon managed to utilize some leftovers from the Thinker’s failed Enlightenment from season 4 by harnessing the power of four satellites, now named “Hal, Robbie, Data and Colossus.”
If all goes according to plan, Cisco’s new buddies residing in geosynchronous orbit should prove vital in discovering the whereabouts of the elusive Cicada, not to mention Caitlin Snow’s estranged father.
Speaking of which, we’ll be meeting that guy for sure in next week’s episode, “The Icicle Cometh,” where I’m expecting him to be revealed as the Arrowverse’s iteration of the eponymous DC character. Not only that, but we should probably find out more about how Killer Frost may be mystical in origin.
Call me crazy, but I think these mysteries discussed today are just the tip of the iceberg. Don’t forget how seasons 3 and 4 both got even nuttier during the back half, so it stands to reason history will repeat itself in a sense. Plus, we’ve yet to learn who’s been manipulating Nora, though I’m of the ilk thinking it’s Eobard Thawne.
The Flash airs on Tuesday nights on The CW, so keep tuning in to see how this all pans out.