The Flash Season 6 Review: 7 Ups & 3 Downs From 'Death Of The Speed Force'

A surprising return, a shocking death and a game-changing shift allows The Flash to thrive.

The Flash Kid Flash Barry Allen Wally West
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Contains spoilers from The Flash Season 6, Episode 14.

The Flash's sixth season has thus far been a never-ending labyrinth of twists and unexpected turns. With a new showrunner at the helm, the show been more ambitious since it returned for its season premiere back in October, trying innovative approaches in order to elevate itself over the more recent seasons. And so far, it's worked really well, as the writers have competently juggled the multiple ongoing storylines around the recurring threats, tying everything together rather neatly.

Though we have since moved on from the first half of the season's Bloodwork narrative, the latest episode does a nice job of highlighting one of its biggest lasting effects, as a decision that Barry Allen ultimately made when under duress from the monstrous villain apparently had unforeseen side effects on the Speed Force itself - something that proved to be the perfect gateway for the return of Wally West - Kid Flash.

All in all, 'Death of the Speed Force' was an example of how The Flash is at its very best when the focus is on both speedster lore and the family it affects. It was also a refreshing reminder that sometimes actions in this show can have lasting consequences and it was ultimately an effective way of reintegrating a beloved character.

First, the negatives...


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