'The Flash' recap: 'Out of Time'

March 18, 2015 11:57 AM

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“Out of Time” started out like most other episodes, but with callbacks to earlier in the season thrown in. The metahuman of the week, Mark Mardon, a.k.a. The (actual) Weather Wizard, even called back to the show’s pilot. Then as the episode unfolded, we saw the show allude to other episodes either through plot developments related to Mason and Iris’ burgeoning investigation of Dr. Wells, or through direction, like in some of the Barry and Iris scenes. However, in the final five minutes, the episode literally threw back to the first five minutes of the episode as we saw Barry TIME TRAVEL for the first time. If the introduction of time travel weren’t enough, the show finally gave a definitive answer of who Dr. Harrison Wells is: Eobard Thawne.

The ending of “Out of Time”—Barry traveling back in time to the beginning of the episode—sort of makes going into too much plot regarding the metahuman of the week unnecessary because who knows how much of that will be relevant next week. So, we’ll run through the important plot points and then disc...

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