Virgil Vox, on 14 March 2018 - 06:07 PM, said:
This was an okay episode. It didn't really blow me away. It felt like it was covering ground that has already been covered. Iris has already proven that she's no coward when she faced her death by Savitar last season. Her going out into the field doesn't change that.
That was the point, though. It was because of
her experience with Savitar that she had a crisis of courage. Being brave in the heat of a crisis doesn't necessarily prevent you from feeling the emotional aftereffects of that trauma after it's passed. A lot of people who find the courage to cope with facing death may nonetheless be reluctant to risk facing it again.
I did like seeing her as the Flash and having to learn everything Barry did but in a quicker amount of time. I did think they would do more with Barry adjusting to life without his speed but oh well.
Maybe a 2-episode arc would've let them develop the idea more fully (in particular, I would've liked to see more of Joe's reaction to Iris getting powers, kinda like what we're seeing with Black Lightning and Thunder an hour later). But we've already had a surprising number of episodes this season without Barry appearing in costume. I don't really want more.
They now have the names of the last bus meta as well as a meta that can take powers from other people. He should prove helpful in taking down DeVoe.
Unless he is
DeVoe infiltrating the team. You'd think that after that happened with Dominic, the team would be more wary about trusting bus metas.