The Flash Season 6 Episode 1 Review: Into the Void

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This episode took us through the motions and should be renamed heart to heart. 

On The Flash Season 6 Episode 1, we dealt with the aftermath of Nora's passing and were introduced to our villain for the first half of the season.

This episode brought the best mix of what makes The Flash great, and it's only going to get better. 

Barry trying to stay positive  - The Flash Season 6 Episode 1

Though there were several tear-jerking moments, we also got to laugh and have great conversations that were long overdue.

Also, look at Joe's backyard! This show has been on for six years; why isn't more time spent back there? It looks great! 

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Kamilla seems to be spending more time with the team, but it's unclear how that will play out yet.

Iris won't give up  - The Flash Season 6 Episode 1

Surely, she'll have a purpose beyond being Cisco's girlfriend, otherwise, why give her screentime?

During The Flash Season 5, she was hired as Iris' photographer, so hopefully, we see the two women fully engaged in bringing the Central Citizen off its feet and into the successful publication it's known for in the future.

Thankfully, the majority of Iris' time was spent being a journalist and using the information she gathered to help the team with their case of the week. 

Ralph: You know it’s pronounced yaat not yacht.
Cisco: God I missed you.

Iris pointed the team in Chester's direction and uncovered his connection to the black hole.

Hopefully, this pattern continues, and we are not left with her roaming the halls of Star Labs again. 

There is Hope  - The Flash Season 6 Episode 1

Caitlin's old friend Ramsey Russo's mother died, and she attended the funeral, getting asked out to coffee to "catch up."

Is there an article out there for how to respond to family members of the deceased asking you out at the funeral? 

How often does that actually happen?

Caitlin needs her coffee  - The Flash Season 6 Episode 1

Rosso freaks me out! Who else is getting Voldemort vibes from his speech about his mother accepting death?

It turns out, he doesn't have the hots for Caitlin, but he was desperate to get more dark matter to cure HLH cancer.

He was furious at Caitlin for refusing.

Surely, that will come back to bite her at some point, considering he injected himself with something and now has transformed into who knows what. 

Look at this Suit  - The Flash Season 6 Episode 1

Speaking of Caitlin, she was having issues with her powers.

Logically, one would think it had something to do with Nora -- maybe Frost bonded with her offscreen, or she's began to fear death.

It never occurred to me that she felt trapped in Caitlin. You never think about her until trouble emerges. 

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That conversation between Ralph and Killer Frost showed how much he has grown through his experiences since we met him in The Flash Season 4.

What did you say?  - The Flash Season 6 Episode 1

The honesty about his feelings during his time with Devoe turned the tide. 

Killer Frost was able to have an open conversation with Caitlin about wanting her own life.

It will be really exciting to see her take the reigns and build a life for herself. 

Iris: But it won’t be our Nora. The one that we knew, that we have pictures of, grew to love, you know, that Nora is gone forever.
Cecile: Iris, you don’t get to cheat the grieving process just because you know you are going to see Nora again someday.

We had five heart to hearts this episode. The Flash wasn't holding back. Bring the feels! 

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Iris opening up to Cecile about Nora was heartbreaking.

Dream Team  - The Flash Season 6 Episode 1

Their dynamic has always been special since Cecile is the only mother figure Iris has interacted with in a positive way. 

She is 100% correct that even if she has children and Nora gets reborn, Nora will not be the same Nora. Having a child fade from existence is such a trauma. 

Nora will not be the Nora that Iris fought so hard with whom to get close and build a relationship.

Nora's timeline has disappeared, and Iris will never see her again. 

Ready to Rumble  - The Flash Season 6 Episode 1

I cannot imagine how painful that realization must be for a parent. Even if Barry and Iris have another daughter, they will always miss Nora. 

That pain may never go away, and that is terrifying. 

 

So I can avoid what scares me the most. I’ll never get over this.

Barry

The fact that they were both pretending to be okay was not working. Barry was obsessing about work, and Iris was obsessing over her lost jacket. 

I have to admit seeing the jacket again made me miss Nora. I know people have mixed feelings about her, but I loved the girl.

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She was a fun, naive, blabbing breath of fresh air. She just made you repeat the phrase, "bless her heart." R.I.P. 

When Barry and Iris shared the truth about how they are feeling? Oh man. Bring all the tissues. The pain that they are dealing with is just devastating.

And when that thing swallowed it, for like a tiny second, I wanted it to swallow me too.

Iris

Thankfully, they came to realize that they only have each other for support. 

They should not be hiding how they feel from each other. 

Don't Blame the Messenger  - The Flash Season 6 Episode 1

Speaking of reveals, Monitor met with Barry and Iris revealing that there is nothing he can do to stop Barry's death. Barry is fated to disappear, and that is what will play out. 

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Though, in true Team Flash fashion, they will do whatever it takes to change the future. They have done it before. They will do it again. 

Don't forget to watch The Flash online and catch up on all the episodes you missed. 

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Into the Void Review

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The Flash Season 6 Episode 1 Quotes

There is no support group for what we are experiencing.

Iris

So I can avoid what scares me the most. I’ll never get over this.

Barry