The Flash season 4 episode 19 review: Leo Snart and a story of grief

The Flash season 4 episode 19At the beginning of The Flash season 4 episode 19 it was clear that some characters were dealing with death in many different ways. For starters, Iris West and Barry Allen were tackling the departure of Ralph Dibny from the team. Meanwhile, Caitlin Snow is struggling that this big part of herself in Killer Frost is now gone. With Frost’s departure, the team is now in a position where they needed a little bit of help in order to stop DeVoe’s current plan. After all, how else do you move a meta-human nuclear bomb without being able to cool them off?

With that in mind, they recruited Leo Snart. Any chance that you can get to bring on board Wentworth Miller to the show is a chance worth taking. His cold gun is essential to thwarting the plan, but this would not be altogether easy. They did just about everything that they can in order to figure out how to thwart DeVoe but, as has been the case for most of the season, none of it worked. Instead, what did was a surprise but not entirely welcome guest: The Earth-X version of Laurel Lance, who turned up after Leo’s arrival with an agenda of her own.

What was so interesting was the aftermath of this showdown, which ultimately did not go down the way that he wanted. What DeVoe failed to realize was that Barry would be too grief-stricken do defeat Siren-X. With that, he didn’t get his radioactive meta-human and everything went kaput.

Laurel’s escape led to an epic confrontation over at the CCPD headquarters, one in which she decided to get revenge on her Nazi forces being taken out by taking out the forces who were in power in Central City. She had her radioactive meta-human Fallout with her, but the good news is that with a little help from Snart, Barry was able to cope with his grief well enough to stop Siren-X.

Alas, the end of the Siren-X story meant, in turn, a farewell to Snart. He went back to his Earth to marry The Ray and start a new life now that there was some peace there.

Can Harry make Cisco smarter?

If there’s one thing we’ve come to know about Harry it’s simply this: He has a habit of having his ego get completely in the way of solving a problem. He didn’t want to admit to basically sucking out his brain with his dark-matter move last week so instead, he agreed to try and help build Cisco a thinking cap … or at least pretended as though this is what he should be doing.

It wasn’t until later on, when Cisco trying to rebuild the cap on his own, when Harry finally admitted to his own hubris. After this, the two determined that they would figure out a way in which to ensure Harry got better — they’ve taken on so many obstacles in the past so why not this?

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CarterMatt Verdict

This was a really great chance to get Miller back on the show and there were some really great performances across the board. Grant Gustin and Tom Cavanagh were tremendous tonight in some of their scenes and we appreciated seeing Danielle Panabaker putting some quiet pain into Killer Frost. She missed her and did whatever she could to bring her back. It turns out that there is a way, but she’s not entirely sure how to make that happen.

The cliffhanger tonight was also pretty fascinating: The end with Fallout ended up working for DeVoe more than he assumed. Marlize realizes how much of a threat he is, but can she really stop him?

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