It’s Wednesday morning, which means we’ve moved on to next week’s installments of Agents of SHIELD and The Flash. Check out the promo videos below!
“The Dirty Half Dozen” – Gonzales and Coulson must find a way to put their differences aside and work together against Hydra, even if it means teaming up with someone they don’t trust, on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Tuesday, April 28th on ABC.
“The Trap” – Barry (Grant Gustin), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) set a trap for Wells (Tom Cavanagh). Cisco uses himself as prey which puts him in grave danger. Meanwhile, Eddie (Rick Cosnett) makes a decision regarding Iris (Candice Patton), which leaves Joe a bit unsettled. Steve Shill directed the episode written by Alison Schapker & Brooke Eikmeier.
About two weeks ago I posted a mixed review for The Flash Episode 15, “Out of Time”. While I loved the impact the episode had, I lambasted the fact that the back in time trick essentially reset everything that had happened and thus made the episode more or less meaningless.
I did get some heat for that opinion, but here we are, two weeks later, and I’m still feeling much the same way.
But…to the Flash’s credit, they’ve managed to capitalize on their decision to turn back the clock. Read the full review at the link below.
I still remember how excited I was when The Flash hit CBS back in the
day. Fresh off of Burton’s landscape-changing Batman film, super
heroes were briefly in vogue again, and backed up by the Danny Elfman
theme, lightning scorching through the logo, and an actual real life
Flash costume, Thursday nights on CBS were my bag. I was in high
school, and could barely sit still through afternoon Physics class
waiting for that nightly installment.
When the Trickster appeared, it was a big deal. I can see myself
excitedly cutting out the TV Guide article that revealed his costume
for the first time and taping it into my big shabby red photo book,
joining the newspaper clippings for the Batman film and the Sunday
comics that weren’t permanently hosted on the Internet back in the
I don’t get quite so child-like with my giddiness these days, but
I’ll admit, Hamill revisiting his role as the Trickster is a great
move by these new Flash showrunners in a first season that continues
to do so much right. No, not everything right, but they’re doing a
damn good job.
Check out the preview for tonight’s The Flash courtesy of USA Today
Last night was Tuesday, meaning a comic fan’s dream as new episodes of both Agents of SHIELD and The Flash aired.
With those new episodes airing come previews for next week.
On Agents of SHIELD, things look to be coming to a head between Coulson’s SHIELD and “the real” SHIELD. While last night’s episode was relatively slow and plodding, it looks like things will be picking up next week!
Meanwhile, The Flash continues to be…well… pretty much perfect. I know I lambasted last week’s episode a bit, but I’ll be damned if each week isn’t like watching a comic book come to life for 60 minutes. It’s pretty damn great. I still can’t believe Mark Hamill is coming back as the original Trickster next week. Could this show get any more fun? Check out that preview below.
The Flash had me hooked about ten minutes into the pilot, and honestly, it hasn’t let up much all season long. It’s been a thrill, and unlike many TV series out there who seem to almost be embarrassed to be based on comic books, The Flash embraces it and runs with it (lol). It is unabashadly a comic book television show and I’m happy to see it.
Between Firestorm, Gorilla Grodd and the Reverse Flash, the supporting cast has made this a success almost above all else, but I feel like the latest episode “Out of Time” could make the series amazing… or it could be a huge step in the wrong direction.
Beware, spoilers abound for anyone who is not caught up with the latest episode!
Marvel TV, DC TV… there’s room for love of all of it here at GeneralsJoes.
Tuesday nights are always exciting for comic fans, though many of them try to force some kind of conflict between the Marvel and DC universes rather than just embrace the fact that there’s actually a SHIELD and Flash television show both currently airing on TV. That’s a pretty cool thing in and of itself.
Promos have been posted for next week’s installments:
Agents of SHIELD Season 2 episode 14, ‘Love in the time of Hydra’
Talking about the Flash’s future can be a loaded topic, as we’ve already heard that time travel will play a large role in this show going forward. It’s a potential slippery slope, but considering how intertwined the “Speed Force” is with the timestream (or at least that’s how it used to be, I’m admittedly out of touch with any recent DC Comics developments) it’s not a surprising stance that the show is taking.
A panel at Paleyfest over the weekend spoke about things a bit more pointedly as well, making clear references to Wally West, and hinting at a potential dramatic turn for Eddie Thawne, the hero Cop of the hour long CW drama.
Where The Flash is a topic, generally so is Arrow, and there was a panel for that DC themed show as well, teasing many of the same ominous elements as The Flash. It’s always interesting seeing these two shows, which stand in pretty stark contrast to each other. One is bright, cheery, and pretty colorful, while the other is mostly dark, serious, and gritty, yet they manage to exist pretty seamlessly in the same universe. One can only imagine what the DC cinematic universe could be if they would only learn to embrace these TV shows and bring them in to join the “big boys” rather than go out of their way to create a whole new continuity subverting television.
But, back on topic… at Paleyfest, both panels sound entertaining and enlightening, and the best part is, you can watch them for yourself. They’ve both been posted on YouTube, and I’ve embedded them below.
I’ll admit, I’m a Marvel Comics diehard, through and through, and it took me almost a season and a half to commit to Arrow, but I’m glad I did. While Marvel continues to dominate the box office, its tough to argue that DC is establishing a chokehold on the small screen.
I love Agents of SHIELD, and I’m looking more forward to Daredevil than I have for almost anything ever, but DC’s got a great formula as well. It’ll be very interesting to see this new DC vs. Marvel battle wage in the years to come.
There have been a few weeks without CW’s The Flash series, and those weeks have felt empty and meaningless. But soon enough, The Flash will return!
Tuesday, March 17th, the next episode “Out of Time” will air, featuring the new Weather Wizard.
“Mark Mardon aka The Weather Wizard (guest star Liam McIntyre) appears in Central City intent on avenging his brother Clyde’s death, and sets his sights on Joe, who shot Clyde. When Mardon attacks Joe and Barry, Barry is able to super-speed them to safety but Mardon gets away. Barry warns Joe not to go after a meta-human alone but Joe doesn’t listen and ends up in grave danger. Meanwhile, Cisco looks into the night the team captured the Reverse Flash and realizes something doesn’t add up and begins to wonder whether Joe was right about Dr. Wells. Barry and Linda (guest star Malese Jow) end up on an awkward double date with Eddie and Iris.”
Along with the preview for the next episode, CW has released two great posters of The Flash and Reverse Flash.
Last but not least, a synopsis for the March 24th episode, ‘Rogue Time’ has been posted as well:
CAPTAIN COLD AND HEAT WAVE RETURN TO CENTRAL CITY; PEYTON LIST GUEST STARS AS LISA SNART — The Flash (Grant Gustin) learns that Captain Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller) and Heat Wave (guest star Dominic Purcell) have returned to Central City. This time Snart has brought along his baby sister Lisa (guest star Peyton List) to help wreak havoc on the city. John Behring directed the episode with story by Grainne Godfree and teleplay by Brooke Eikmeier & Kai Yu Wu (#116). Original airdate 3/24/2015.