– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Changing The Future Is A Lot Harder Than Changing The Past

The Flash  returns from its winter break with the hangover of Barry witnessing the death of Iris in the future.  While this show has focused on Barry’s past and living with the decisions he has made now we take a look at how will he handle knowing the future.  While The Flash thinks he has gotten rid of Savitar the image of the future leaves more questions for Barry than he can answer.  Borrowing Problems From The Future focused on Barry’s dilemma of how to save Iris in the future.

Below are the three biggest takeaways from last nights episode.

1.  What we have learned from this show is that it is easier to change the past than the future.  The dilemma of Barry saving his mom was simple because he knew exactly what point to travel back too.  Saving Iris in the future has proven a lot more difficult to the point where the effects of witnessing that event has shaken Barry to its core.  H.R.’s explanation of changing the future with dominoes makes it seem as it will be a guessing game for the team to change the right events to alter the future to save Iris.   The second half of season three will be very interesting to see the countdown to the cruel end of Iris West.

2.  The addition of Julian to the team will add a spark that the team has needed for a while now.  Don’t get me wrong I think that Cisco, Caitlyn, and Wells have been great but adding some new blood to the team will help spark a change in the team dynamic.. With the relationship of H.R. and Cisco continuing to mold in a collaboration style partnership it will be nice to see Caitlyn have a partner in Julian to contribute to the team.  Although this story line didn’t get a lot of screen time I believe it will have a bigger impact later on in the season.

3. The growth of Kid Flash continues at a slow pace which is not a bad thing.  Something that is sometimes forgotten about is viewers enjoy watching a hero grow.  It is was attracted us all to Arrow and Flash but with some of the secondary characters we get the rushed transformation.  Although Wally has had his powers now for a couple of episodes it is nice to see that the writers are taking their time evolving Wally into Kid Flash.  This was the first episode that we have seen the strongest potential of Wally being able to save the day.  We have seen the great heights that a partnership can bring to a show with the Green Arrow and Arsenal.  If the writers go in that direction we should see Wally around for a while fightin crime with the Flash.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.