#TheFlash S3 Ep 15 "The Wrath of Savitar" Recap & Review
This week on the Flash, the team discovers that Wally is having visions of Savitar. This goes a step further when Wally is physically attacked by the vision. The team tries to figure out what is wrong with him. Barry tells Wally that he can't beat Star Labs or work as Kid Flash until they figure out what's wrong with him. Wally storms out, upset that Barry doesn't trust him.
The team decides that they could use Julian to talk with Savitar. Julian initially refuses but is convinced to help by Barry. They end up having to do this a second time, and after both conversations, they learn that Future Barry trapped Savitar in the Speedforce. This is a problem considering that they threw the Philosopher's Stone into the speed force a few months before.
Caitlin presents the team with a piece of the Philosopher's Stone that she kept to try to find a way to get rid of her powers. Though this initially angered Barry, it ended up being a good thing, meaning that Savitar didn't have the whole stone. While this was a relief to the team, Savitar continues to torment Wally mentally. Wally was not present to learn that Savitar was in the speedforce with the stone and steals Caitlin's piece to get rid of.
By the time the team figures out what he is doing it is too late. Barry arrives to find that Wally has already thrown the stone into the speedforce. The portal pulls Wally in as he cries to Barry for help. Savitar then pulls himself out of the portal. After a brief fight, Savitar tells Barry that he had been manipulating Wally since the beginning of the season. All so that Wally can take his place in the speedforce. He stabs Barry and runs off. Back at Star Labs the team helps Barry, then gets to work to find a way to rescue Wally and defeat Savitar.
This episode was a ride. Having a prolonged appearance of Savitar was cool. He really puffed himself up to being the Flash's greatest enemy. He kept saving that, I am the future, Flash." Though it could also be interpreted as "I am the Future Flash". This could be a reference a storyline in the comics where a future version of the Flash comes to the present to kill himself in the past, to stop terrible things from happening. The logic in the Future Flash's argument was that he kept losing time throughout his years as a hero. This caused him to fail stop certain events that ruined his life and his reputation as the Flash. It is also worth mentioning that the Future Flash has blue lighting and his superior the Flash in many ways. This could be a cool way to explain who Savitar really is, considering that Savitar had only a few short appearances in the comics, the last one being his death.
Having Wally trapped in the speed force could do some interesting things to his powers and his outlook on being a speedster. We'll have to wait and see what happens.
There are a couple of things that kind of bothered me about this episode. Barry was a bit of a jerk in this episode, which is something that he should have outgrown from the previous seasons. Though they do explain that it was his fear that caused him to lash out. I still think he was a bit harsh in this episode, especially toward Wally. Speaking of which the other thing that really bothered me was when Wally was being pulled into the speed force. Barry arrives and literally just stands there and watches with a confused look. HE IS A SPEEDSTER. The time he spent watching Wally, could have been spent grabbing him or at least attempting to save him in a way. It didn't really make much sense.
As a whole, this episode was really good. It's good to see Savitar back, and it will be interesting to learn more about him and see where they end up with Iris's death rapidly approaching.
Overal Rating: 8/10
LET US KNOW
-Do you think Barry could have prevented many of the events in this episode?
-Do you think Savitar is a character who has already been on the show?