Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) remains a prisoner of Eva’s “mirror universe” — a construct of which the origins are becoming much more apparent, even as it slowly begins to chip away at Iris’ psyche driving her mad. While continuing to evolve her plans to cleanse Central City of Black Hole’s technological Blackmarket influence, McCulloch finds a recording of the fateful night the particle accelerator explodes and apparently “kills” her (more to be revealed). Iris faces down against Mirror Mistress and makes another attempt to send a message to the outside world…
A sizable challenge for Patton, who has been largely separated from the rest of her cast mates and thrust into solitary in Eva’s prison. She has still managed to really drive the terror of her isolation and make the most of navigating scenes that are designed to slowly crack at Iris’ mental state. Sometimes playing this maddening cruelty can come off as comical, but Patton has certainly stepped up and mustered all of Iris’ ingenuity bringing the audience along as she seeks out the proper lightning rod to signal to the team that she’s still in the game!
As the episode approaches its climax, Nash decides that he must make the ultimate sacrifice and become the conduit by which the A.S.F. is given life so that The Flash can continue to save the day. It’s certainly a very heroic end to Nash, and in effect every Wells that’s come before, but given that the multiverse wasn’t destroyed but reconstituted at the end of the “Crisis” is it truly the last time fans have seen the end of Tom Cavanagh’s well of a thousand Wells? Snapshot moment of the episode includes Grant Gustin as Wells, before Cavanagh’s “final” good-bye!
The Flash | starring Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Jesse L. Martin, and Tom Cavanagh airs Tuesday nights @ 8pm on The CW and is followed by the new Original Series Superman & Lois.
S07 E01 | “All’s Well That Ends Wells” is written by Sam Chalsen & Lauen Certo and directed by Geoff Shortz | Original Airdate: Tuesday, March 2.