Wally is faster than Barry. HR is hugely irritating. Jay utters platitudes. The shrill tinsel gaiety of Christmas is on display. Expectations for season 3 are downplayed. Cisco is pitiful. Like season 2, season 3 has serious shortcomings. There is festive sadness. Savitar and Alchemy aren’t fearsome antagonists. Barry is not burdened with massive intellect, responsibility or expectation. Iris is equally awful. Will Joe and Barry stop being awful? Nobody says Barry’s suspicions of Julian are down to his festering suspicions.
This has no minutely calibrated artisnal brilliance. Joe and Barry have jovial contempt for Wally. Snow is useless. Julian looks like a human ferret. Barry and co keep people locked up for no reason. Barry is a dick. Snow overdoes the booze bronzer. Cisco bores. Nobody has integrity. This was an awful thing. Men’s narratives are not debatable. This was pitiful and has some of the worst decisions ever made.
Alchemy rants about their ever lasting damnation. There is vague menace and dark mutterings and malicious intent. This has no purpose just stupid VFX. Barry sees the future and nobody cares. Barry gets away with his crap and presumptions AGAIN. This was all sap and cheese.
“Bow to your god.”
“One shall betray you, one shall fall, one will suffer a fate worse than death.”
This has no emotional charge or implications as Lola is moronic. Ireland is mentioned. Dudley looms. Lola’s bastard son is taken away, as if a Valois bastard could be moved around so easily. There is flat effect acting. Lola has no purpose and there is no incentive to care. Mary wears tartan and Gideon the worthless scrote lurks. Charles shows up. Claude and her front bottom bunting bores. There is foreshadowing.
Elizabeth has no clemency in her soul for Lola. Charles keens despair. Lola pontificates and has no remorse or acute self-doubt. Mary does a ‘Braveheart’ style speech. Charles unseats Catherine as regent. Mary always valued England’s throne more than her own. Dudley casually announces he has married again. Elizabeth wouldn’t have attended an execution. Narcisse sees Lola get her head chopped off; will he be in season 4?
Leith dies. Nobody cries. Bash’s pagan roots are brought up. Charles learns Catherine is plotting to make Henri King. Bash heads off. Mary declares her intention to take Elizabeth’s throne. Poor deluded fool and her incivility.
“The ways of the French.”
“Give them justice for their death.”
“There can only be one Queen.”
“This isn’t a job you get to choose.”
“Leave me and my court.”
“Not to be spared.”
“Mary’s rule will not last.”
“They can’t let the other survive.”
“With what proof?”
“Bring me her secrets.”
“Someday it will be mine.”
“Don’t speak that name out loud ever again.”
“Smell like sweat and loneliness.”
“America as we know it would be unrecognisable.”
“They killed him for it.”
“I lost my whole family.”
This was not a concerted effort. Oliver has brought no safety, order or control to Star City. Curtis lies. Prometheus strikes. Thea and Felicity are fairly stroppy. Christmas is not a peaceful joyous experience. Why are they always lying to people who care about him? Oliver makes it all about him as per usual. There are flashbacks to awful season 1 Oliver. Artemis reveals herself. Felicity hinders the process. Curtis drives away the man who loves him. There are more unintended consequences for Oliver’s acts. Oliver murders someone. Diggle is arrested. Laurel’s back. Or is it Black Siren? This was mediocre.
“In our town people who are dead turn out to be secretly alive almost every Wednesday.”
“Children Of The Corn vibe.”
“Everything you touch dies.”