The Flash S01E09 "The Man in the Yellow Suit" (SPOILERS)

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  1. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

    Oct 6, 1999
    Gulfport, MS
    I love time travel, as well as interdimensional travel.

    If it was a real thing, I'd be all over it like white on rice.

    But, I appreciate it in fiction.
  2. dilorc

    dilorc Nice Guy

    Feb 12, 2002
    I love this show. The first Flash series came out when I was a freshman in college. My daughter is now a freshman in college, so I like the symmetry in that. We watch them together when she comes home from school. My thoughts:

    - I would never have believed that there would be a show that would have Gorilla Grodd, Firestorm, and manage to make Captain Cold a badass. This show is a perfect blend of hat-tipping to nerds (like me) and action (for my daughter). Although she feels the eye-candy is lacking compared to Arrow.

    - I like them bringing his powers slowly up to speed. Reminds me of the Wally West Flash.

    - Bring on the time travel! I'm all for it. I hope there is a fight between Flash, Reverse Flash, and Professor Zoom (who I think is different from Reverse Flash now...I'm not sure). Hell, have Firestorm help out as well.

    I think it was this episode but maybe in the last one that Harrison mentioned Batman. I couldn't quite tell...was it Batman as a fictional character or "That dude in Gotham City calling himself Batman". I know this is the same universe as Arrow but I don't know if Batman exists in that universe. Bruce Wayne does, as one of the future papers mentioned a merger between Wayne Enterprises and Queen, Inc.

    Hmmm, Harrison being RF would explain something. Why is Harrison faking that he's in a wheel chair? There's really nothing to be gained...some sympathy maybe but that doesn't seem to be working. If he was paralyzed and then healed it would be consistent with him being a speedster.

    I hope they introduce some more speedsters. How soon until we get a mention of the Speed Force?
  3. Philosofy

    Philosofy Super Duper Member

    Feb 21, 2000
    Something occurred to me the other day. If Barry goes back in time to save his mother, she probably gets killed when he whisks his younger self away. But I think Barry would be so focused on saving his mother, he wouldn't try to do that. My prediction is that when we see The Reverse Flash killing Barry's mother, he won't be fighting an adult Barry. The Flash he is fighting will be black: Wally West. It makes sense that Wally's mission wouldn't be to protect Nora Allen, but a young Barry Allen.
  4. bobcarn

    bobcarn Birthday Hug Monkey TCF Club

    Nov 18, 2001
    Batman was mentioned? I must have missed that. Did anyone else hear of a reference to him?

    It's clear they're in the same universe since they have references to Wayne Enterprises. At this point in this universe, it appears the metas haven't gone public yet. No Superman or Batman, or if there's a Batman, he's still a bit of an urban legend (a role I always liked for him).

    If Barry thinks Oliver is too dark and intense, I'd LOVE to see his reaction to Batman. :D
  5. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

    Oct 31, 2003
    Potato and pen.
    Barry tried to save his mother in the comics, and the result was total chaos. It sent out ripples that upset everything, starting with young Bruce Wayne dying with his mother and his father surviving, and Kal-El's ship being knocked off course and crashing in Metropolis, with thousands being killed. The kid was then raised underground (literally) by the government, once they discovered his body was turning yellow sunlight into raw power.

    Everything in the DC Universe went haywire, and towards the end the Amazons were fighting the Atlanteans and were pretty much on the verge of destroying the planet.

    Barry went back and stopped himself from preventing his mother's death.

    Even now the DC Universe is feeling the effects, since things didn't go back to how they were, but to a darker, harsher universe than it was before. Bruce and Kal-El were saved, for example, but a lot has nonetheless ended up different. (Lois and Clark never married, and Superman is dating Wonder Woman...and Clark has been seen with Diana Prince.)

    As for the Arrow/Flash TV universe, the existence of Wayne Enterprises doesn't have to mean there's a Bruce, or that he's Batman.

    Who knows? He could have died that night with his parents, and the company just went on still using the family name. Or Bruce did survive, but somehow was "rescued" from his obsession with opposing criminals, and is a "healthy", woman-chasing party boy. Everything everyone THINKS is true about the traditional Bruce Wayne, but in this case it might actually BE true.
  6. billypritchard

    billypritchard Embiggener

    May 7, 2001
    St. Louis, MO
    If you don't want to know, be careful reading any articles that about Arrow/Flash out of their panel at the TCA press tour this past week. They basically confirmed some things about upcoming storylines for Flash.
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    That stuff about the Flash screwing things up saving his mother sounds like what was in an animated movie I watched late last year.
  8. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

    Mar 27, 2001
    I didn't either, and I was wondering the same thing. A mention of "Wayne Enterprises" is NOT the same as a mention of "Batman". Anyone have the exact quote?
  9. billypritchard

    billypritchard Embiggener

    May 7, 2001
    St. Louis, MO
    Wells says something about 'THAT MAN' in Star City, but it did sound like Batman the way he said it.
  10. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Star City is home to The Arrow.
  11. billypritchard

    billypritchard Embiggener

    May 7, 2001
    St. Louis, MO
    Exactly. He wasn't talking about Batman.
  12. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
  13. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    And I hear they will be doing more cross-overs next year. Flash got renewed for a second season and the Arrow got renewed for a fourth.

    I hate cross-over episodes and i begrudgingly watch because of the continuing storyline. That was the only reason I watched the Arrow episode from the Flash cross-over. I was not excited to hear they would do it again. I have no desire to watch The Arrow.

  14. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

    Oct 31, 2003
    Potato and pen.
    Which was based on an extended story-arc from the summer of 2011. When that story concluded, Sept. 2011 saw a huge reboot. Even the comic book numbering clicked back to "issue #1" on all DC comic titles. The whole DC Universe changed. All previous stories erased; very few elements were held over.

    Many readers feel it wasn't for the better...


    ...they took the red trunks off Superman's costume. :thumbsdown:

    I feel the same way. Tried to like it, couldn't, stopped even trying to watch.

    Did watch the Arrow two-parter that introduced Barry, didn't watch again until The Flash series began, and they did the so-called two parter with Arrow.

    And now Ray Palmer (The Atom) and other DC Characters are showing up on Arrow, and there's talk the new CBS Supergirl series may be in the same universe, leading to cross-network crossovers. (I love the Kryptonian characters.) Now what do I do where Arrow is concerned? :(
  15. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    :eek: Cross Network Cross-overs?!?!? :eek: That would be really taking it too far:mad:
  16. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 15, 2002
    Red Wing, MN

    The OUTRAGE!
  17. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    That would be tantamount to Spider-Man meeting Superman.

    Wait? It's been done?
  18. abovethesink

    abovethesink Member

    Aug 26, 2013
    Having unexpectedly fallen in love with The Flash, my wife and I actually hit the breaks on the series right before the crossover and marathoned Arrow until we caught up. Arrow is the better of the two if you ask me, but The Flash is much better where it is now than where Arrow was in a similar time in its infancy.
  19. Church AV Guy

    Church AV Guy Active Member

    Jan 19, 2005
    high desert...
    Doesn't CBS own 50% or so of the CW, so while it would be a cross-network cross-over, it would not be cross-corporation cross-over.

    Why is this possibility making me so cross? :D
  20. alpacaboy

    alpacaboy Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2004
    Get -over it. :D

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