Godspeed Reappears In A Preview Of Next Week’s ‘Flash’

by Erik Amaya

Another Godspeed appears Barry’s (Grant Gustin) timeline. But this one proves to be so much trouble, the Flash turns to the Pied Piper (Andy Mientus) — who, thanks to the Crisis, is once again among the Rogues — for aid. Will Barry be able to appeal to his Pre-Crisis, Post-Flashpoint sense of morals or will the Piper join Godspeed in making Barry’s life a living hell?

Hopefully, the return of this villainous speedster, who first debuted in a Season 5 story centered on Nora West-Allen (Jessica Parker Kennedy) in 2049, will be a nice change of pace after The Flash drew out the Mirror Master mystery a little too long. As we said last week, the show gets unavoidably soggy just before the home stretch each year. This season, it may be harder to judge because it took an extended, COVID-19 related Spring break, but the story — particularly as it pertained to Mirror-Iris (Candice Patton) — seemed to drag out. A strange sensation since the concept only really debuted a handful of episodes ago. That said, this episode was a wonderful crescendo with a good fight and Patton getting to show off some chops for a change as Mirror-Iris’s resolve wavered.
Also, we cheer anytime Cecile Horton (Danielle Nicolet) gets to play an important supporting role. She’s one of the show’s secret weapons and they should deploy her more often.
Now, with the Coronavirus shutting down production on the final episodes of the year, the Mirror Master story will, presumably, press on into the early part of next season. But we hope it means the show will figure out a way to tell three major stories and, perhaps, avoid the lax pace of episodes 16-17.
The Flash airs Tuesdays on The CW.

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