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– by Mark Cook

 

The Flash Season 5 is currently five episodes into the season, and it has been met with criticism and questions from fans.  I give the writers credit for trying something new, but is it paying off?

While visiting The Flash set, ComicBook.com had a chance to sit down with star Grant Gustin. In their conversations, they discussed Barry Allen’s upcoming hunt for DeVoe, the season’s big bad:

“‘Barry starts to get an inkling early that this is going to be somebody serious and we’re going to want to nip it in the bud right away just because when we heard about this guy, thinking back to who we heard about him from, Cadabra mentioned DeVoe to Barry and then Savitar, evil Barry actually mentioned him Barry and Iris. So, Barry doesn’t want to … Barry’s taking it pretty seriously right away. He starts to, before anybody else on the team, knows for sure that this is our guy and starts to become a little bit obsessed with getting him, because he doesn’t want things to get out of hand again, as they always do.'”

What does this mean regarding Barry’s own journey for the season?

The focus looks to be on Barry’s growing obsession with finding DeVoe, and his unraveling due to the growing frustration that he seems to be the only person who cares.

I’m not sure if it will pan out how they are hoping.  DeVoe has been met with mixed reviews from fans, and hasn’t been portrayed well on the show thus far.  To me he looks like a hybrid helmet-less Darth Vadar and Professor X. As for Barry, he usually holds it together, then breaks at some point, only to come back together again (see all other seasons).

What do you think?  Will DeVoe win over fans?  Can they keep this character consistent throughout the season?  What do you think needs to happen in order for Season 4 to improve?  Leave your comments in the usual place, and thanks for reading!

The Flash returns next Tuesday at 8 p.m. on The CW.

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SOURCE: Comicbook.com