The Flash Season 7 Episode 16 Evaluation: P.O.W.

If anybody might resurrect some life into the ultimate episodes of The Flash Season 7, it is John Diggle.

Godspeeds rampaged by Central Metropolis on The Flash Season 7 Episode 16, and who higher than Spartan himself to assist Staff Flash save town?

Sadly, it seems that neither aspect of the Godspeed Battle goes to face down anytime quickly. Together with a few different issues, they spell bother for Staff Flash because the present nears the top of the season.

The Godspeed Battle is an attention-grabbing route to take, and it brings pleasure to what has been a moderately disappointing season.

The Forces storyline had potential, but it surely lacked substance when it neared its finish. And ever since then, The Flash has been dealing out episodes that did not matter a lot within the grand scheme of issues.

Now, with the speedy introduction of the Godspeed Battle, The Flash is getting again on monitor.

Barry: Cecile, even with all of my pace, I’ve by no means felt so helpless.

Cecile: Barry…It is okay to be scared. And…offended. However I simply want you to avoid wasting just a little little bit of room for hope. As a result of irrespective of how dangerous issues might sound proper now, we’ll get by this.

The collection might have launched this new Graphic Novel a number of episodes in the past, however I digress. Though issues are occurring fairly shortly, at the least issues are occurring.

And it undoubtedly would not harm to deliver again an authentic Arrowverse character to kick issues into excessive gear.

In contrast to DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 6 Episode 8, David Ramsey’s look served a objective on “P.O.W.”

Diggle gave Staff Flash an entropy entice, made by the dearly missed Cisco Ramon, to assist them finish the steadily rising Godspeed Battle.

Together with volunteering his expertise as a vigilante and bringing the entice, Diggle additionally imparted some recommendation to the Scarlet Speedster concerning his desires about Nora.

Diggle introduced a breath of contemporary air that was enormously wanted to the present. After all, we’ve all missed him on Arrow, however he at all times had an excellent rapport with Barry and the remainder of Staff Flash.

It was as if we have been reminded of how nice The Flash could be, and it gave us hope for the ultimate two episodes of the season.

Not solely have been we handled to Diggle serving to the heroes of Central Metropolis, however the continuation of his journey as a hero was additionally hinted at.

On Arrow Season 8 Episode 10, Diggle opened a mysterious field that emitted a inexperienced glow. And ever since then, followers have theorized that he’ll tackle the mantle of the Inexperienced Lantern.

Chester: Wait, wait, wait. So, you are saying that John Diggle goes to assist us finish the Godspeed Battle? AKA Spartan? AKA Oliver Queen’s right-hand man? AKA the guts and soul of Staff Arrow?

Diggle: Yeah.

Properly, after a yr, we lastly have an replace. John has been experiencing crippling complications and is listening to voices that inform him “worlds await.”

Though it is not a lot, Diggle’s complications made it clear that the Powers That Be of the Arrowverse plan on following by on this story.

Whether or not that is on one other Arrowverse present or his personal spin-off, you may wager that we’ll be tuning in. David Ramsey can be imagined to be making an look on a future episode of Superman & Lois.

Due to the entropy entice, Barry discovered what induced the civil warfare between the Godspeeds. In response to one of many rebellious clones, they’re looking for August Coronary heart and kill him as a result of they’re unwilling to sacrifice their lives for him.

So, it is a basic case of an evil genius creating clones of himself, after which the clones find yourself turning on their grasp.

Dad! One thing’s mistaken. Our household, the longer term…It is all modified. Flash has to do one thing earlier than it is too late.


It is exhausting accountable the defiant Godspeeds as a result of, just like the trapped clone informed Barry, they did not ask to dwell, however that does not imply that they need to die.

And as soon as they suck up as a lot power as attainable and hand it over to August, they may stop to exist. It isn’t essentially a wholesome relationship.

Hopefully, Barry and the rogue Godspeeds can work out how one can work collectively to cease the warfare. Nonetheless, it is going to be exhausting to do as a result of they’ve two totally different concepts of what a ceasefire would appear to be.

And it would not assist that August Coronary heart would not bear in mind who he’s or that he’s the explanation for this Godspeed Battle. For all intents and functions, he’s an harmless man.

How and why did he lose his reminiscences? Is he faking it?

There are such a lot of questions that have to be answered, and it’s kind of overwhelming if we’re being trustworthy. It is exhausting to think about that this story might be wrapped up properly by the top of The Flash Season 7 Episode 18.

Barry was conflicted for a lot of the hour concerning whether or not or not he ought to pay a go to to the longer term. He had been having unusual desires of Nora recently that made him surprise if his future was intact.

Diggle assured him that household must be his primary precedence, so he determined to journey to 2049. Sadly, he by no means made it there, because of the Godspeeds.

Barry: Now all I need to do is run to 2049 and ensure Nora is okay. See with my very own eyes that my daughter is secure. However I am unable to do this.

Diggle: Why not?

Barry: Dig, you recognize, higher than anybody, what might occur if I did. Moreover, with this civil warfare destroying town, staying right here to battle is the best factor to do.

Diggle: No it is not. Barry, I’ve lived a protracted life right here on this Earth. I have been a spy, a vigilante, a soldier. Hell, I’ve even been the Inexperienced Arrow. Most vital job I’ve ever had is as a dad. And there is not a bullet I would not take, not a timeline that I would not threat altering if it meant defending my household. I do know that now. Lyla, my youngsters, they’re my coronary heart, man. My soul. My whole world. How far would I am going for them? So far as it takes. The whole lot else be damned. Do not be afraid to do the identical.

However we should not really feel sorry for him too quickly as a result of the longer term has made its method to him.

If Diggle was simply getting the social gathering began, then Nora and Bart are about to explode the place.

I do not find out about any of you, however I nearly screamed when Nora and Bart appeared close to the top of “P.O.W.”

One thing in regards to the two of them and their relationship with Barry has reignited a hearth on this present, they usually solely had a few minute of screentime.

Given what they might do in solely a tiny portion of 1 episode, we can’t wait to see what’s in retailer for Nora and Bart on The Flash Season 7 Episode 17.

Bart: Hoo! What did I miss?

Nora: Dad, meet your son, Bart.

Bart: Hey, Dad. What’s good? Or Pops. Can I name you Pops but? You prefer it after I name you Pops later. I am unable to bear in mind when that’s, although. Yo, this place is crash!

And since Nora and Bart seem not solely to be okay but in addition in good spirits, then we aren’t too frightened about what’s occurring to their mom.

Iris is phasing by temporal planes for some unknown purpose, which is why she has been notably absent from the previous two episodes. Hopefully, Staff Flash can discover out what’s mistaken and convey her again in time to see her youngsters.

What did you suppose, The Flash Fanatics?

Had been you cheerful to see Diggle? Do you suppose he’ll change into the Inexperienced Lantern? Had been you unhappy that Esperanza died? Or are you extra frightened that it’s going to make Allegra flip to the darkish aspect? What’s occurring to Iris?

And the way excited are you for The Flash’s a hundred and fiftieth episode?

Let me know within the feedback, and don’t forget you can watch The Flash on-line proper right here by way of TV Fanatic!

The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

Sarah Little is a workers author for TV Fanatic. Observe her on Twitter.

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