TV Club: The Flash: “Rogue Air”

“Rogue Air” may be the most comic book-like episode of The Flash yet, and not always in a good way. It’s like one of those old 80-page giants featuring tons of crossovers and special guest supervillains, except it’s the same size as every other Flash episode. It’s overstuffed and rushes through its big set pieces like Barry on his way to a crime scene. In the end Barry gets his man, but the moment isn’t quite as satisfying as it could have been.

Part of that is because the final battle, in which the Flash gets an assist from the Arrow and Firestorm, is confusingly shot and logistically unsound. The brothers Amell show up out of nowhere for a two-minute fight, and it feels like the only reason they’re there is that the network wants one more crossover with Arrow and the upcoming Legends Of …

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