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  1. Nora West-Allen: XS

    You know, even with this confirmed, I'm not convinced that this couldn't have been handled so much better. The fact that no one else picked up Nora's attitude or called her out for it. Or that Cecile and Caitlin were smirking over Nora giving Iris smack at the game... The writers are using Nora for hate bait as @phoenics said in the episode thread, and it's disgusting. It's seriously affecting how I feel about the character.
  2. S05.E04: News Flash

    Sounds like you're making a good argument for Iris to get her tubes tied. If what she has to look forward to in the future is single-motherhood over this brat then home girl needs to get her a Plan B. Literally. Not parents. Just Iris. The problem with looking for reasons to hate a character is that the reasoning rarely makes sense. Well you called it.
  3. He's triply redundant considering that they have a police detective, a private investigator and an investigative reporter on their team. But let's ignore all that to make room for the white man. See exactly zero percent of fandom complain that the show doesn't need another investigator when it can't manage the 3 that they already have.
  4. The Star Wars Saga

    There aren't shades of Anakin, that's the point. There were reasons why Anakin turned Dark - being born a slave, and then conscripted as a child-soldier into something that wasn't much better included. Kylo was the opposite of that. Kylo is wannabe-Anakin. That's the point. The only thing appealing about Kylo is that he's a fairly attractive white man. If a black man played the same role, no one would have left the cinema shipping Reylo.
  5. Caitlin Snow

    This. That ship has sailed, imo and I'm glad. The last thing people with real mental illness need is to have this show reinforce the idea that mental illness => violence.
  6. Spoilers and Spoiler Discussion

    Well that's a relief, frankly because a poster on the episode thread came up with this wild theory of Iris trying to remove the speedster gene from Nora, and I won't trust the writers not to go there, honestly. It'll be a perfect way to write Iris as a villain and claim it doesn't "count" since that timeline will be erased.
  7. S05.E01: Nora - 2018.10.09

    Honestly, I would be surprised if they don't go there with the way they've set Nora/Iris up. The fact that the show as jammed up with so much set up is all the more reason why: a, they could have cut out that Jitters scene or reduced it to Nora maybe Flashing off when Iris tried to corner her or b, they could have set up Nora having issues with Killer Frost. Since the episode kicked off what would clearly be Caitlin's special new arc for the season, then if Nora's glare was any kind of foreshadowing, they'd have reminded us of that. At the very least, it should have appeared in the previously, much like the scene of Nora avoiding Iris at the baby shower appeared. They took the time to establish that Nora practically hated/despised her mother but also took the time to establish Nora fan-girling over her parents's almost-murderer? It's either they had enough time or they didn't. That track record is the reason why I'm not inclined to think otherwise. YMMV but when they have Nora basically glaring at Iris over her coffee cup, it's not even "brat" territory to me, it's downright hostile. Which is why I actually think that @ursula's theory about Iris trying to un-meta Nora can have some weight. It's also a clever way for the writers to crap on future!Iris and still get away with it since it's basically given that present!Iris will be so horrified by this that she won't repeat the same mistakes.
  8. S05.E01: Nora - 2018.10.09

    Which is even more pertinent considering that Nora's issues with Iris were foreshadowed and followed through in this episode. It's really no surprise to anyone that their one-on-one was strained because you could see in that scene that yep, Nora was definitely avoiding Iris. Look, I'd really love to believe this theory but I just don't see it holding up. Nora's secrets were clearly: lying about not being able to go back, keeping the secret of her father's "death", her issues with her mom which are probably something typical like hero-worshipping the dead literal hero father, while chaffing at being held back by an overprotective mother. They've made the point of her being a less experienced speedster than Barry so I don't see how she can have any tricks up her sleeve where Caitlin/Killer Frost are concerned. This episode was the place to "put all the cards on the table", so to speak, with regards to her relationship with the old generation --- and they make a point of making it clear that the only person Nora has issues with is Iris. Honestly, I found Nora's attitude towards Iris disgusting. Strained mother/daughter relationship is one thing, but Nora was all but sneering at Iris and it really grated. Of course, the show would find a way to crap on Iris with her own daughter while have her fan-girl-worship an actual murderer.
  9. S05.E01: Nora - 2018.10.09

    Well it goes without saying that of the two characters, Caitlin not Harry is the alter ego of a super-villain. If I'm going to place bets on whom a girl in the future is going to be side-eyeing - the father of another speedster superhero, or the super-villain who helped murder a member of Team Flash - I'm going to put my money on the person who tried to kill not one but two of my parents. However, situationally, Nora's flinty gaze occurs right after a conversation with Caitlin. She's bubbly and smiling, and when Caitlin goes off-screen, she replies her question with an uncharacteristically hard glare and voice. It's clear foreshadowing, but the writers have made it obvious that Caitlin's Killer Frost arc is basically pointless so I don't expect it to go anywhere.
  10. Caitlin Snow

    Paradoxically, as much as the writers love writing her, it becomes hard to invest in anything to do with Caitlin because there are no consequences for her actions. We saw the fallout of Barry's decision with Flashpoint ripple throughout season 3 but Caitlin murders HR and there's zero reaction to this. The writers might be protecting her, but what they're doing ultimately is rendering her pointless. If nothing she does leaves any impact --- then nothing she does matters. Which begs the question - besides catering to the white female demography- what exactly is the point of Caitlin Snow?
  11. Caitlin Snow

    This was my favorite. I love that the media are starting to see and call out the white feminist bullshit writing for Caitlin where she will act as a villain and traitor, but never actually be responsible for any of her actions.
  12. S05.E01: Nora - 2018.10.09

    YMMV but 1:04 and following is so clearly LOOK - striking since Nora has been bubbly and happy in every other interaction - that it's not funny. Won't be surprised if the show completely drops it, of course, because Caitlin can do no wrong even though technically as @phoenics pointed out, Nora should hate Killer Frost on principle alone.
  13. S02.E02: unMoored

    I don't think Caitlin believes her son was "taken" in the physically kidnapped sense but in the emotionally manipulated sense. Which isn't far from the truth. He's still a kid, a minor. What happened to Andy was the equivalent of joining a cult. The only reason why Reed (and the audience) are blase about it is because Andy's a boy. If it was a fourteen-year-old girl that had been "recruited" by a bunch of creepy dudes, with only another man - a stranger barely months ago - left to watch out for her, Caitlin's attitude would be perfectly relatable and Reed would look like the world's worst dad. It's the weird double standard that misogyny thrives on - where women are infantilised well into adulthood and boys are given the privileges - and responsibilities - of grown men.
  14. Continuity, Nitpicks, and Science FAILs

    I didn't notice what you said about the cowl but it makes sense because the whole look of the face part of the uniform is just off. It's fugly. Grant does not have the jawline to go without a chinstrap.
  15. Murder On The Orient Express (2017)

    Gal Gadot would be a superb Linett Doyle. You know, it's weird. Linett is blonde in the books, but I can't shake the mental image of her as a tall, aloof brunette. I think it's a hungover from reading Sweet Valley books and Lila Fowler, who has a similar-sounding name.