TV Club: The Flash: “The Sound And The Fury”

I thought we’d all agreed that the “villain wanted to be captured” plot twist expired at midnight on December 31, 2014, but it looks like Alison Schapker and Brooke Elkmier, the writers of this episode, missed that meeting. We’ve seen it in The Dark Knight and Skyfall and Star Trek Into Darkness and countless other times in the past few years, and now we know Hartley Rathaway, a.k.a. Pied Piper, saw at least one of those movies. You’d think Cisco, a guy who shows up for his first day of work wearing a “Keep Calm and Han Shot First” t-shirt, would have seen all of them, but he falls for it just the same.

That plot device is only one reason “The Sound And The Fury” came as something of a letdown following last week’s Captain Cold/Heat Wave team-up. The premise is sound …

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