The Flash S01E16 "Rogue Time" - OAD 24-Mar-2015

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  1. cmontyburns

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    Especially because, since he was fast enough to do that, he would have been fast enough to disarm both of them and tie them up (or whatever) instead.
     
  2. TonyD79

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    BTW,

    Love the casting for next week!
     
  3. CraigThom

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    It's like Smallville, an angst-filled soap that happens to have a new bad guy most episodes created by the same event. The characters are just a little older.
     
  4. scooterboy

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    THANK YOU. That shot bugs me every episode. Even if it DID look like Gustin, it's such an awkward pose and the worst view of the suit. Can't imagine how that got approved.
     
  5. Vendikarr

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    I read once that all the cells in your body are being constantly replaced and after 7 to 10 years there are no cells in common. So young Barry and Adult Barry would have no cells in common, making they physically different.

    If they even bother to explain it, it may be some variation on the above.
     
  6. TonyD79

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    Bones?
     
  7. pjenkins

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    Again, how are there not 2 Barrys in the timeline? Aren't almost all time travel scenarios a duplicate thing?
     
  8. Rob Helmerichs

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    Yeah, they seem to have played it as if future-Barry replaced present-Barry, which makes no sense...
     
  9. Jagman_sl

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    When they showed the (24 hours) older Flash's perspective during the running and shadow scene you could see the younger Barry fade away. This doesn't doesn't explain the how of it, but they did show on screen that the older Flash did perform a replacement. Since there are no real-world metahumans running at supersonic speed and breaking the time barrier the show can pretty much make up the rules as they wish.

    Wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey...
     
  10. classicX

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    Another EmergencyAwesome watcher? :)

    I took it as older Barry simply "merged" with younger Barry, kind of like older Barry's memories were just implanted in younger Barry, since older Barry would technically stop existing at the moment he went back, since younger Barry changed the timeline and he never actually did what he did.
     
  11. Azlen

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    I probably missed it but what happened to the weather guy?
     
  12. Jagman_sl

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    Not sure what EmergencyAwesome is. That particular quote was from Doctor Who! :)

    We'll probably never get a real explanation about how the two Barrys resulted in only one Barry. It's a comic book show. The answer will be what the writers need it to be!
     
  13. bobcarn

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    When he went back in time, he caught up with himself running, they looked at each other, and then you saw the other one fade away.

    That's why I generally dislike time travel stories. It takes great writing to make them work, and this was not great writing.

    So now we have Snart knowing is identity too. Why does he bother having one? It's an interesting concept though. "Go too far, and I'll put you someplace where you'll never be heard from again." Snart's smart enough to know that Barry would do it. He realizes that Barry's secret isn't worth enough to him where he'll allow people to get hurt. But I wonder how it works logistically? It's not like Barry can just ignore Snart robbing a bank or something.

    At least Weather Wizard was dealt with in a Flash-like manner. Just find him and take him in with little resistance.

    The Gold Gun was stupid. Are we talking transmutation? It's one thing to make a flamethrower (Heat Wave), and while it's a stretch, I can go along with a beam of energy that slows down molecular activity (a cold gun), but to suddenly turn things or coat them with gold (or a golden metal)? I don't follow it.
     
  14. bobcarn

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    On a plus side, without giving away anything even within the spoiler tag...

    Next week's villain looks to be VERY fun and a very good choice of actor!
     
  15. Ereth

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    It looks like they are going with the "time travel creates an alternate time line" method. When Barry went back in time, instead of both of them being there, the time line forked, and we are now in the one where Cisco didn't die, but that doesn't mean the other one didn't also happen. We've simply forked off from it.

    It is interesting, though, that the two Barrys ran side by side, because normally in a forking scenario like that you don't show overlap between the multiple timelines. I like it, though, as a means of showing the timeline disruption itself.
     
  16. JYoung

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    No doubt,the CW PR department believes that the Flash can fly and thus chose that picture.

    Depends.
    In the comics, they used to say that if Superman went in to the past during his lifetime, his future self would become a phantom.

    He could see everything but he couldn't make any changes that would affect the past.
     
  17. pjenkins

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    If he merges, then how is it possible that he goes back to save his mother yet is still present as a kid?
     
  18. Craigbob

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    This ^^^^ A thousand times this.

    I was wondering if it was some sort of homage to QL.
     
  19. Craigbob

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    The guest for next week played the same character in the 1990 tv version of The Flash. Barry's imprisoned father (actor John Wesley Shipp) played The Flash in that version as well.
     
  20. TonyD79

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    I'm be okay with it as it was a phasing of the timelines. The fork wasn't clean. It phased. Kind of like Back to the Future and the photograph.
     

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