The Flash starts the new season with a bang!

The popular CW series The Flash has returned to the television screen after its five month break and the results did them justice.

(WARNING: The following content contains spoilers for those who have not seen the premiere episode or the previous season.)

“Into the Void” takes place right after the events of the season five finale. Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris’ (Candice Patton) daughter Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) was vanished from existence after defeating Cicada (Sarah Carter) and the Reverse Flash (Tom Cavanagh).

Both of them grieved different ways after loosing their daughter. In addition, they also had to deal with blackholes appearing all around Central City.

Meanwhile, Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) had trouble getting Killer Frost to have a life. Killer Frost comes out during missions and dangerous situations, but never to live life.

The first episode of the new season had many alluring qualities. It had action, heart and a dash of humor. However, the first thing that stood out was the actor’s performances.

Gustin and Patton were the stars of this episode. First, Gustin portrayed his character’s pain well. Barry dealt with his pain by distracting himself with his duties as the Flash. Watching him work with his emotions and dealing with his loss had me engaged.

Then we had Patton’s journey as Iris. She was doing her duties as a journalist by looking for answers and searching for the purple super suit. Both her dedication and breaking down in her emotions had me captivated.

This episode also had plenty of laughs. One example was when Ralph (Hartley Sawyer) made his entrance with a James Bond reference. He came in and said, “The name’s Dibney. Ralph Dibney.” Once he made that reference, the laughter had begun.

Another other thing that caught my eye was when Cisco (Carlos Valdes) was playing “Flash” by Queen. While the Flash super speeded towards the black hole, Cisco decided to play the theme song from the 1980’s show Flash Gordon. It was both entertaining and amusing.

Lastly, there was the surprise visit from the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett). He informed Barry that he will disappear on Dec. 10, 2019 when the upcoming crisis occurs. He asked if there was a way that he can avoid this, but the Monitor said, “In order for billions to survive this coming Crisis, The Flash must die.”

Now here are the questions after watching this episode: Will Barry actually die in the crisis? Will Barry be able to save all of those people and himself? Only time will tell.

Bottom line, The Flash is off to another exciting start. This CW show airs on Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

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