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Sholio ([personal profile] sholio) wrote2017-02-07 08:22 pm


... so apparently the next episode of Flash is not for two weeks and I'm going to diiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Spoilers for the next Flash episode, based on promos and such:

One of my bulletproof narrative kinks on ensemble shows is the "everybody loves so & so" episode - the ones where the whole team goes out of their way to save, rescue, adopt, or embrace one of their own. Usually it's "so & so is in desperate peril!" and everyone risks their lives to save them, though sometimes you get lower-key versions that are just about team bonding and being nice to someone in their midst (e.g. "Tao of Rodney" on SGA).

Anyway, knowing that the next Harry episode is going to be one of those episodes (for Harry) is KILLING ME in the best possible way. I don't even care if there's h/c when they actually find him. I just want all the worry and the searching. ♥

A stray comment about this week's episode:

I am totally on board with Julian/Caitlin as a pairing. They're super cute and I've really enjoyed watching them progress from "she tried to kill him" to gradually learning to trust each other. I love that she's been the one to invite him into their little circle. (Caitlin is such a sweetheart.) I would have liked them as friends but a romance is okey dokey. I still predict he's going to die, though I'd be very pleasantly surprised if he doesn't.

Regardless of my feelings on the pairing, though, I am STILL annoyed at someone on Tumblr a couple of weeks ago who was complaining about the idea of Julian/Caitlin because that would mean that Caitlin's arc this season was "all about a boy." Yeah, and did you completely miss the last ten episodes with the Killer Frost arc which is literally all about Caitlin learning to control her dark side? And Caitlin getting a whole episode that was all about her? It's true that she's had a romance in each of the previous seasons and her main arcs have disproportionately centered around those, but that hasn't been true this season at all, and Caitlin getting a romance at the end of the season doesn't make her arc about a boy any more than Barry having a love interest every season makes his storyline all about a girl.

In fact, one thing I really like about Caitlin is that her open interest in sex/sexuality/dating ("good looking guy ... for a criminal!") goes along with a general personality and character type that is not at all the kind of female archetype that typically has multiple love interests and expresses open appreciation for sexy guys around her. That is, she's not a character who waves a "THIS FEMALE CHARACTER LIKES SEX!!" flag over her head. She's just a regular woman with about average sex drive who acts accordingly. And I really like that.

(Also, the science this episode was even more wtf than usual. FREEZE IRIS'S ARM TO SAVE HER LIFE. A+ plan, it doesn't hurt a limb in the slightest to have it frozen solid for hours, nope.)