The Flash has lengthy struggled with the query of what to do with Frost, and her characterization has suffered consequently. It’s exhausting to not watch this episode and no longer see any other in a protracted line of examples of the display opting for to write down her in some way that matches the plot, slightly than asking themselves if her conduct suits the nature they’ve created. Frost’s line about having come into the sector to offer protection to Caitlin, so, after all, she needs to offer protection to others is a brilliant one—however does it in reality line up with the lady we’ve been staring at the previous few seasons? All I ask for is a few consistency right here. Plus, haven’t we kind of lined the “Frost is pointlessly sacrificial and Caitlin is disappointed” subplot sooner than? In all probability even a few occasions?
Anyway, because of a usually nonsensical plan from Frost and an help from Mama Snow, Workforce Flash makes but any other try to seize the reputedly sentient black hearth that attempted to kill Chester subsequent week. They fail slightly spectacularly—although a minimum of Carla will get to come what may self-actualize into activating her latent ice powers—however that’s no longer the necessary bit: it’s what occurs in a while. When the Black Flame seems to Caitlin, wearing a vaguely human-shaped face, and begins quoting again the phrases of her lifeless husband Ronnie to her.
It sounds as if, the Black Fireplace is Caitlin’s lifeless husband Ronnie (or is come what may hooked up to or channeling Ronnie) and this tale is 100% extra attention-grabbing than it’s been all season so far.
The scoop that Robbie Amell could be putting in place a visitor look for a few episodes this season broke final fall, however I be expecting many people (learn: me) merely anticipated a couple of heartfelt flashbacks as Caitlin in spite of everything made up our minds to check out relationship once more for actual. Perhaps a cameo from regardless of the new post-Disaster on Countless Earths model of Deathstorm looks as if if showrunner Eric Wallace was once feeling specifically merciless to the Ronnie and Caitlin shippers available in the market. However the idea that of Ronnie as a meta-like being in a position to murdering innocents, smartly, that’s a intestine punch.
It’s conceivable that we must have all guessed this twist as quickly because the mysterious black hearth selected to focus on Frost. In spite of everything, Frost didn’t precisely exist when Ronnie was once alive, so there’s no reason why this factor—ghost, reminiscence, imprint, no matter—would have any concept that this girl who regarded precisely like Caitlin wasn’t nonetheless the spouse he left at the back of. (Simply perhaps with a newfound love for Manic Panic.)
However, to be fair, the concept that Ronnie’s spirit or essence or no matter is a murderous loss of life ghost is greater than just a little scary. In spite of everything, he sacrificed such a lot (and actually himself, two times!) for each Workforce Flash and Central Town, that the concept he’s no longer resting in peace in no matter The Flash’s model of a superhero afterlife is…smartly, it in truth more or less sucks.