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Podcast: Fast Enough E1x23 — 31 May, 2015

Podcast: Fast Enough E1x23

Episode Summary: Fast Enough (19 May 2015)

When the particle accelerator is back online, Barry will have to go back in time to stop Eobard Thawne on the night of his mother’s murder 15 years ago.

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Podcast: Rogue Air E1x22 — 16 May, 2015
Podcast: Grodd Lives E1x21 — 9 May, 2015
Podcast: The Trap E1x20 — 1 May, 2015
Article: Consent and Lack Thereof: More Than Just a Two-Letter Word — 29 April, 2015

Article: Consent and Lack Thereof: More Than Just a Two-Letter Word

Repeat after me, folks: Just because someone doesn’t explicitly say ‘no’, just because someone might have shown previous attraction or interest, just because someone doesn’t struggle or protest or push the other person away, and just because you think that that person has feelings for the other, does not mean that they have given consent. Sometimes it’s more subtle. Sometimes it’s the little indications, sometimes the person doesn’t know how to react—but the discomfort, the unwillingness, the violation of boundaries is still there, and subsequently, the consent is still is not. Which, apparently, is something that some people still don’t seem to understand, and something deeply unsettling that after episode 19, I have unfortunately been seeing a lot of. I think that some people are being willfully ignorant here, but I generally try to give people the benefit of the doubt, so I would mostly like to believe that a lot of people who are romanticizing the interaction that I’m referring to genuinely don’t get it. So, I’m going to try to explain, because it is important, no matter how many times I hear people insist that “it’s not that serious.”

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Podcast: Who is Harrison Wells? E1x19 — 24 April, 2015
Review: “All-Star Team Up” Fails to Fully Deliver — 21 April, 2015

Review: “All-Star Team Up” Fails to Fully Deliver

“Oh. You’re watching this episode again? Eh…I’ll be in the other room.” – My husband, a casual Flash fan, pretty much summing up the quality of this episode.

When it comes to the shared universe of Arrow and The Flash, the fandom is somewhat divided. Some people love the idea of multiple crossovers. Others want everyone to stay on their respective shows.

I’m a little more in the middle. I’ve only seen a handful of Arrow episodes, so I probably get less out of the crossovers than fans of both shows do. That said, I love the idea of crossing characters over – when there’s a good reason. When it makes sense. When it’s an Event.

This episode was less an event than a prolonged treading of water, an unnecessary hour of mostly filler. I wouldn’t call it the worst episode of the show to date (although I haven’t entirely decided it isn’t), but it was a baffling waste of a crossover. So let’s get this recap underway.

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PodCast: All Star Team Up E1x18 — 16 April, 2015