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Old 12-04-18, 08:38 PM
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The Flash (S5E08) -- 100th Episode -- "What's Past is Prologue" -- 12/4/18






TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4

THE FLASH

"What's Past is Prologue" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, V) (HDTV)

TOM CAVANAGH DIRECTS THE 100TH EPISODE - In the 100th episode, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Team Flash come up with a plan to stop Cicada (Chris Klein). However, the plan calls for Barry and Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) to travel back in time to gather some key necessities. However, Barry hesitates, concerned about his daughter seeing certain parts of his life. Meanwhile, Sherloque (Tom Cavanagh) takes his concerns about Nora to Iris (Candice Patton), and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) turns up a key asset in the fight against Cicada. Tom Cavanagh directed the episode written by Todd Helbing & Lauren Certo (#508). Original airdate 12/4/2018.

Reminder, The Flash airs this Sunday at 8pm. It's swapping places with Supergirl for the 3 night, 3 episode Elseworlds crossover event.

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Old 12-04-18, 09:36 PM
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Re: The Flash (S5E08) -- 100th Episode -- "What's Past is Prologue" -- 12/4/18

cool episode.
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Re: The Flash (S5E08) -- 100th Episode -- "What's Past is Prologue" -- 12/4/18

Was that a clip show in disguise?

Either way, it was a cool episode.
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Re: The Flash (S5E08) -- 100th Episode -- "What's Past is Prologue" -- 12/4/18

Does Thawns' "At least you have one" comment have a double meaning? Referring to Barry have one Nora now after his mother's death and one kid. It seems Thawn knows about the Tornado Twins and not this daughter.
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Re: The Flash (S5E08) -- 100th Episode -- "What's Past is Prologue" -- 12/4/18

So who was she visiting in the future - Thawn before the entire series?
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Re: The Flash (S5E08) -- 100th Episode -- "What's Past is Prologue" -- 12/4/18

This episode is why the Flash still ranks so much higher than the other Arrowverse shows. It was a great episode with a lot of interesting implications, while also being a nostalgic look back at the Flash's greatest hits. Touching in a way.

It would be something if that Thawne is from a completely different timeline, possibly the original one where Barry becomes the Flash without Thawne killing Barry's mom.
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Re: The Flash (S5E08) -- 100th Episode -- "What's Past is Prologue" -- 12/4/18

Cool to relive all those pivotal moments in the Flash show.
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Re: The Flash (S5E08) -- 100th Episode -- "What's Past is Prologue" -- 12/4/18

What was up with the shard from Savatar's suit? It blinked out of existence for a second. Did something change, or did the arrival of the speedforce ghost restore the original (as if there still is one) timeline?
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Old 12-05-18, 06:20 PM
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I was confused by that as well. Sort of a blink and you miss it moment.
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Old 12-05-18, 07:42 PM
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Re: The Flash (S5E08) -- 100th Episode -- "What's Past is Prologue" -- 12/4/18

This is still a good show the last two seasons when the big bad is in less than 25% of the scenes, maybe they need to shorten the arcs on these guys.
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Re: The Flash (S5E08) -- 100th Episode -- "What's Past is Prologue" -- 12/4/18

This was me when they showed Thawne at the end



He is still the best villain of the series.
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Re: The Flash (S5E08) -- 100th Episode -- "What's Past is Prologue" -- 12/4/18

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I was confused by that as well. Sort of a blink and you miss it moment.
I thought it might play negatively into their plan, but Cicada took care of the gizmo so quickly it hardly mattered.
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Re: The Flash (S5E08) -- 100th Episode -- "What's Past is Prologue" -- 12/4/18

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What was up with the shard from Savatar's suit? It blinked out of existence for a second. Did something change, or did the arrival of the speedforce ghost restore the original (as if there still is one) timeline?
They had to get it into the Speed Force before it was erased from time. When Savatar was killed the suit would never exist. They had to pull it out of the timeline before time reset. Team Flash mentioned it when they were making the plan.
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This was me when they showed Thawne at the end



He is still the best villain of the series.
That was me when they showed Shipp in the Flash costume
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Re: The Flash (S5E08) -- 100th Episode -- "What's Past is Prologue" -- 12/4/18

Nice to hear Morena Baccarin voicing GIDEON again.
FUN romp through the past few years of the FLASH.
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Re: The Flash (S5E08) -- 100th Episode -- "What's Past is Prologue" -- 12/4/18

Was great to see Cavanagh back doing something that doesn't ruin every episode. If they were smart they would find a way to dump the ridiculous latest alternate Wells and give Thawne as much screen time as the story will allow. Those brief scenes were the best part of the episode. Cavanagh is much better playing a villain that doesn't involve him using an stupid, inconsistent accent.
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Re: The Flash (S5E08) -- 100th Episode -- "What's Past is Prologue" -- 12/4/18

damn Good Ep. i loved seeing Nora seeing her Father and Mother in the past.
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Re: The Flash (S5E08) -- 100th Episode -- "What's Past is Prologue" -- 12/4/18

Anyone notice Thawne-as-Wells handing Nora a bottle of water and then showing her drinking it in the next scene?
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Re: The Flash (S5E08) -- 100th Episode -- "What's Past is Prologue" -- 12/4/18

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It would be something if that Thawne is from a completely different timeline, possibly the original one where Barry becomes the Flash without Thawne killing Barry's mom.
But didn't Thawne "become" Wells because he was trapped in the past after killing Barry's mom (and losing his connection to the Speed Force)?

If this Thawne was from the original timeline, he should have his original face.


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Re: The Flash (S5E08) -- 100th Episode -- "What's Past is Prologue" -- 12/4/18

Is Sherloque actually Thawne?
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Re: The Flash (S5E08) -- 100th Episode -- "What's Past is Prologue" -- 12/4/18

One theory is that Nora is actually Thawne's daughter
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Re: The Flash (S5E08) -- 100th Episode -- "What's Past is Prologue" -- 12/4/18

Wow, awesome episode. Great revisiting all the villains and tying the plot into the current villain. Also glad to see the Time Wraith finally show up for Barry & Nora fucking with the timeline. Shouldn't there always be one chasing her?

I actually thought for a second that they were going to wrap up the Cicada story before the big crossover and have a different big bad for the second half of the season. I'm kinda bummed they didn't go that route.

Also, Cisco should have vibed Cicada's blade to a different Earth. End of story.

Also, this would probably kill the show, but when fighting a villain why doesn't Cisco open a portal right to a Star Labs cell and Flash just run and knock them through the portal into the cell?
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Re: The Flash (S5E08) -- 100th Episode -- "What's Past is Prologue" -- 12/4/18

This show was a great reminder that Cavanaugh as Wells Prime is the best.
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Re: The Flash (S5E08) -- 100th Episode -- "What's Past is Prologue" -- 12/4/18

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Anyone notice Thawne-as-Wells handing Nora a bottle of water and then showing her drinking it in the next scene?
Yes but what is the significance of this?

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One theory is that Nora is actually Thawne's daughter
What would bring anyone to that conclusion?

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This show was a great reminder that Cavanaugh as Wells Prime is the best.
It is and as reverse flash as well.

Then when Flash from 1990 showed up holy cow.
Is that why it was Earth-90?
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Yes but what is the significance of this?
My first thought was DNA collection.
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