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The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17





TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

THE FLASH

"Untouchable" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)

THE TOUCH OF DEATH - Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team at S.T.A.R. Labs work together to bring down Clive Yorkin (guest star Matthew Kevin Anderson), a criminal meta-human who is methodically killing people by causing them to decompose at an accelerated rate. Joe (Jesse L. Martin) becomes his next target but it's Iris (Candice Patton) who is caught in the crossfire. The Flash mentors Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale) and begins to elevate the newer speedster's training to another level. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Brooke Roberts & Judalina Neira (312). Original airdate 2/7/2017.

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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

Fun episode. Nothing much to really talk about. The decomposing power from Yorkin was kind of cool. Pretty much a villain of the week episode.

The ending was interesting with Jessie Quick coming back and saying that Earth-2 Wells was in trouble. Plus, Grodd is coming back.
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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

The return of Grodd =

Vibrating the train =

Really good episode. The reveal of victims from Flashpoint was pretty cool, as was the chain of causality that leads to Iris's death still unfurling.
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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

I'll be damned if "Run, Wally, run" didn't make me crack a smile.

Next week looks like a cool departure from the main narrative type episode.
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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

wouldn't it have been easier to vibrate the rubble pile?


Kid Flash is dumb. It's THE FLASH NOT THE FLASHES FFS.

jk, but his character is annoying and pointless.
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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

Nitpick: the villain could disintegrate anything but he was seen holding a coffee cup...

The vibrating train thing was badass
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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

Vibrate a whole train and everybody inside? That seemed kind of ridiculous even for a super hero show. The debris pile would have indeed made more sense.

So glad we are getting a significant villain like Grodd back again. Too many lame villains. They didn't even bother to give the last one a catchy name.
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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
Nitpick: the villain could disintegrate anything but he was seen holding a coffee cup...
Why wouldn't his powers be consciously activated? Everyone else's are. It's not like Barry Allen moves at super-speed all the time. Caitlyn isn't frosting everything in site, etc.
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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

I'm starting to come around on Julian. He's probably got the most character development this season and I think he's a good addition. Liking the pairing of him and Caitlin also. Vibrating the train was cool. Glad we get a two part episode with Grodd because I love me some Grodd.
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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

I actually thought that was a great moment when Barry vibrates the entire train. The episode showed that Wally is nearly as fast as Barry but when push comes to shove, it's Barry's quick decision-making and drive that makes him the better superhero. Of all the superhero shows on TV, the Flash writers understand the necessary character beats that best exemplify what makes superheroes different than other entertainment.

I wish they had consulted someone with a little deeper knowledge of Flash comics before running with the episode's plot details. Barry is supposed to be the only speedster that can vibrate through things. Wally always kept trying it and could never get it down. When Wally vibrated through stuff, it would end up exploding. Which is a neat trick in itself, but not the same thing.

I loved that scene with Joe at the coffee shop, with his girlfriend's daughter asking him which hero he prefers with Barry and Wally right there.
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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

I dunno, something about that coffee scene just got me all grossed out. So a potential half sibling if the relationship goes well is into another half sibling romance? Yeah, come on, Flash, stop walking that GoT potential incest love angles.
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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

Originally Posted by hdnmickey View Post
Vibrate a whole train and everybody inside? That seemed kind of ridiculous even for a super hero show. The debris pile would have indeed made more sense.

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Yeah, I had an issue with that as well. Normally when he does that it would make things unstable and explode. It's not like a phasing power it's vibrating things really fast which would likely kill everyone. I can do comic book powers really well yet even I need things to make a LITTLE since here and there. Like Berry phasing himself is fine.
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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

Yes, I have no problem with Barry phasic himself, or even just him and the train. But all the passengers as well? Come on. Just seemed like a convenient out.

It was much more believable when Wally figured it out. Getting the hang of things under stress just in the nick or time is very cliché, but it works.
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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

Loved it. I didn't mind the train thing one bit. That was bad ass. For those that thought he should phase the rubble, how would that work? Wouldn't each individual rock have to be phased?

I wasn't aware of Kid Flash's inability to phase. I'm still under the assumption Barry's going to reset the timeline somehow which will erase stuff like this anyway.

And Grodd next week?
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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

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Loved it. I didn't mind the train thing one bit. That was bad ass. For those that thought he should phase the rubble, how would that work? Wouldn't each individual rock have to be phased?

I wasn't aware of Kid Flash's inability to phase. I'm still under the assumption Barry's going to reset the timeline somehow which will erase stuff like this anyway.

And Grodd next week?
Or vibrate the rubble until it was smaller. Not sure if there was enough time for that as their perception of time makes everything slower so vibrating the rubble would still take however long it would take in real time. Maybe it would all be so close it would just explode. The show is just changing how things work a bit.
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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

Questioning if he could vibe each individual, stationary, non-living rock but not each person on the train?

Even in comic book world things should make sense in order to be bad ass.
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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

I love the train bit, so cool.

Since it's Valentine's Day next Tuesday, FLASH is off for a week and will return the 21st.
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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

While the train was cool, he can phase all that, but isnt fast enough to stop Savitar in a few months?

But Grodd!
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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

Was surprised non-speedsters were able to be sped up that much on the train. I guess I always thought Barry's phasing speed would kill a regular person.
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-Someone was cutting onions in my house when they told Joe West about Iris' future.
-That last scene with Jesse was a "Oh Hellz Yeah!" moment.
-I like Julian
-Do any of the women in the Arrow/Flash Verse wear comfortable shoes and clothing to the lab/Arrow hideout?? Why heels and club dresses all the time?
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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

Originally Posted by Lifepawn View Post
Was surprised non-speedsters were able to be sped up that much on the train. I guess I always thought Barry's phasing speed would kill a regular person.
It's within cannon. Speedsters can transfer and take kinetic energy so it makes sense.
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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

I never read The Flash comics, but that train bit seems like something straight out of a comic book. No problems with that.

I too am enjoying Julian now that he's part of the team. I mentioned to my wife that it was nice for Tom Felton to get a more sympathetic and heroic role than Draco Malfoy.
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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

Originally Posted by will travel View Post
I love the train bit, so cool.

Since it's Valentine's Day next Tuesday, FLASH is off for a week and will return the 21st.
Talk about adding insult to injury. Not only is it valentine's day, the typical comic fan's loneliest day, but then there's no new episode of Flash to watch?

Too cruel, CW. too cruel.
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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

So Cisco can "vibe" any possible timeline? That opens up a lot of possibilities...
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Re: The Flash (S3E12) -- "Untouchable" -- 2/7/17

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So Cisco can "vibe" any possible timeline? That opens up a lot of possibilities...
Seemed to be possible only because Barry was there. If so, its limited to where/when people have been.

But apparently there are no limits to what the Flash can do.

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