The Flash Episode 7 "Therefore I Am" Review
Warning : Potential Spoilers Ahead.
Star Cast :
Regular - Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Hartley Sawyer, Danielle Panabaker, Keiynan Lonsdale, Jesse L. Martin, and Tom Cavanagh.
Guest - Neil Sandilands, Kim Engelbrecht.
Direction : David McWhirter.
Finally, this week we have a big revelation about the big baddie Thinker/Devoe in the episode "Therefore I Am" as he comes face to face with Barry. There was a complete shift in the tone here for the first time in the season 4 as instead being light and funny, there were complete paranoia and darkness.
What makes this guy a bigger threat when compared Zoom or Reverse Flash is his overpowered mind. Being a master manipulator, he was always few steps ahead of the whole team. Devoe smartly turns up the tables during the big confrontation sequence with Barry. Regarding the backstory, there was a throwback scene of the beloved Particle accelerator and the guest appearance of a fan favorite character.
Neil Sandilands perfectly nailed his role as Thinker, he was really intimidating while uttering the dialogue "knowledge without love" at the end. Kim Engelbrecht as Marlize DeVoe supported well. Full marks to the writers here, for setting up a formidable fight between Fastest Man and Fastest Mind.
1. Particle Accelerator blast sequence,
2. Chemistry between Thinker and his wife,
3. Barry's ordeals while unmasking Devoe's Identity,
4. Wally West is back.
1. No Ralph Dibny (Seriously),
2. A bit draggy at certain points.
Overall, this one is certainly better than previous two or maybe three episodes. My only concern here is how Flash will embrace the two exact opposite features of fun and darkness. The Flash will return next week as the third part of the epic crossover 'Crisis on Earth-X' which centers around the wedding of Barry and Iris.
My Rating : 4/5