The Flash Season 6 Finale Review: 5 Ups & 3 Downs From 'Success Is Assured'

The Flash's season may have been cut short, but that didn't stop the cliffhangers from flowing...

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Contains spoilers from The Flash Season 6, Episode 19.

It's been a year of resurgence for The Flash. The CW's Scarlet Speedster had struggled through a problematic and repetitive pair of seasons over the past few years, but with a new showrunner at the helm, a new dual-narrative approach and a renewed sense of purpose, the show finally found its way back to the top of the Arrowverse.

The sixth season has been a strong one all around, producing a number of standout episodes in its first half. And yet, from a story point-of-view, it was the back half that produced the stronger narratives, kicking things into gear in a new Post-Crisis world.

The mystery of Black Hole, the uneasiness over the looming threat of Godspeed and the wolf in sheep's clothing that was Eva McCulloch, the show has been knocking out of the park (save for that one episode) since it returned from its holiday hiatus, building towards a powerful conclusion.

Though 'Success Is Assured' was not the finale originally intended for Season 6, it brought about a solid conclusion to a strong season. Yes, a season of this calibre deserved a better ending, but it was a functional one nonetheless, setting the stage for a seventh season even more intriguing than the originally envisioned one.

First, the negatives...


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