This ep conspicuously fails to deliver. This was not harrowing. Merlyn has no dignified rage and Thawne is in a permanent state of fury. He’s coldly offhand, curt, unfeeling and without nuance. Jax whines. Damien is highly unpleasant and malicious and there is no lively state of fun. Merlyn glowers through his fillers. Sara and Stein have no intellectual thought.
Rip whines and has bitterly comic indignities happen to him. This was not engaging. The LOD are baroquely unpleasant and have malicious glee. There is taunting and Mick is a jerk. There is bad acting and Stein gets way too much screen-time. Thawne is on the run from his own non-existence. His campaign of threats, abuse, intimidation and coercion is undone by his consistent lying. Is that thing what is left of fake Jay? This was naff.
“Lost to history.”
“Treating me like a henchman.”
“I don’t find you threatening.”
“People he thought were his friends.”
“I am unimpressed.”
“My working assumption.”