With all the excitement over Decembers “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover, you can forgive us for focusing on that in lieu of a deeper discussions of The CW’s fall season. But in our defense, even Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris (Candace Patton) on The Flash want to know the outcome of the story right now. Granted, they have a very good reason to be interested. And as this preview for next week’s episode indicates, Barry will try to take a look at December 11th, 2019 — the day after a key moment in “Crisis” history is said to take place. Will he find his answers or nothing at all?
The preview also gives us a glimpse of the Earth-3 Jay Garrick (John Wesley Shipp), which suggests a certain key moment in the Crisis on Infinite Earths comic book may take place in the episode. To be specific, Barry, Jay and Superman’s attempt to visit the Earth next store only to find a void. One imagines the speedsters will be bared from time travel until the Crisis is resolved.
Meanwhile, last night’s debut was a top tier episode of The Flash. From its new way of introducing metahumans, to the new villain, to Ralph’s (Hartley Sawyer) return, it was just the perfect way to pick up from last year’s devastating conclusion. Sure, the grief surrounding Nora’s (Jessica Parker Kennedy) erasure is still very present among the West-Allen clan, but there is a new energy on the show which collides with The Monitor’s (LaMonica Garrett) prognostication in a very pleasing way. Also, that use of the Flash Gordon theme song could not have occurred at a better time within the episode or within the series itself. Hopefully, the program will maintain this energy through the Crisis.
The Flash airs Tuesdays on The CW.