The Cisco Ramon farewell tour lastly concludes in “Good-Bye Vibrations,” which principally manages to seek out the suitable tone for his sendoff. There are sentimental moments, as a result of that is The Flash and that’s all the time going to be a part of the package deal. However this isn’t an angst-ridden departure, or an try at a heart-rending last bow during which Cisco sacrifices himself to avoid wasting the crew/town/the multiverse (although it briefly feints in that course). At his finest, Cisco introduced humor and coronary heart in equal measure to Staff Flash, and that’s how he departs it.
Cisco’s announcement that he’s taking a job with Argus in Star Metropolis actually doesn’t preclude Carlos Valdes from making the occasional visitor look, and at first it doesn’t seem to faze the remainder of Staff Flash in any respect. As an alternative of the tearful farewell he’s anticipating, Cisco principally will get an detached response, besides from Chester, who’s thrilled to be launched to the STARchives, house of the velocity treadmill, Captain Chilly’s gun, the Thinker’s chair, and different artifacts from seasons previous.
An opportunity for the O.G. Staff Flash (minus Thawne/Wells, after all) to unravel one final case emerges when Rainbow Raider 2.0 strikes. Carrie Bates is a former collections agent who makes use of her meta powers to infuse folks with euphoria, as she demonstrates on a loans officer who cheerfully writes a test for $10 million out to money. Because it seems, Rainbow Raider 2.0 is superior; she’s a modern-day Robin Hood who steals a blimp as a way to drop money and jewels on the poor folks of Central Metropolis. It’s just a little arduous to root for our heroes on this state of affairs, although Barry tries to make it proper by arranging for her to serve out her sentence as a part of the mayor’s financial growth crew. (That’s a factor? The Flash can organize that? Okay!)
The villain isn’t actually the purpose of the episode, only a automobile for Cisco to vent his emotions about feeling unappreciated and for Carlos Valdes to get actually goofy yet one more time. When Cisco is blasted with Rainbow’s euphoria lightning, he begins singing, dancing, and sending cat memes to Barry’s Flash swimsuit when he’s in the course of making an attempt to struggle crime. Barry will get zapped too, and shortly he’s again at STAR Labs laughing it up and breakdancing at super-speed. Anytime Grant Gustin will get one in all these uncommon alternatives to interrupt freed from mopey Barry and reduce unfastened, he seems to be really liberated. The present’s characterization of Barry Allen has actually boxed him in, and it takes moments like this to indicate what a disappointing selection that’s.
Chester proves his utility to the revamped Staff Flash through the use of Cisco’s tech to create a tool that may cease Rainbow lengthy sufficient for Barry to cuff her, nevertheless it’s as much as Cisco as Mecha-Vibe to avoid wasting the day by piloting the blimp to security. No shock that the remainder of the crew does admire him in any case, however have been simply placing on a courageous face to make their parting much less painful. In his final minutes at STAR Lab, we get a fast montage of basic Cisco moments from over the previous seasons (together with his naming of many Flash rogues), and it’s a uncommon second of feeling the burden of all of the years the present has been on the air.
So let’s elevate a glass to Carlos Valdes. His dedication to the present could have been spotty over the previous couple of years, however who may blame him? Cisco was one of many key components when The Flash was at its finest, and the likeability and comedian timing of Valdes have been an enormous a part of that. The most effective scene is saved for final, as Cisco palms out a number of of his treasured Comicon t-shirts for the gang to recollect him. After that, it’s karaoke time, with Cisco, Barry, Caitlin, and even Joe teaming up for a rendition of Girl Gaga’s “Poker Face.” This seems like a scene straight out of a wrap occasion from seasons previous, a tribute to each character and actor, and the very best sendoff as the real camaraderie is palpable. Carlos and Cisco, you’ll each be missed.
- Oh, and Kamilla can be leaving. Does anybody have a favourite Kamilla second? It’s actually not Victoria Park’s fault that the writers by no means actually received a deal with on this character in any memorable means.
- “You suck ceaselessly however I like you anyway.” Frost actually is a softie beneath all of it.
- Carrie Bates is a reference to DC Comics author Automobiley Bates, who wrote many problems with The Flash, together with one from 1979 during which Iris is killed.
- Subsequent week: creepy Cecile shenanigans.