For over an hour I felt like screaming at the television. Cisco Ramon is the coolest character outside of Barry Allen on the entire show. Watching Reverse Flash outright kill Cisco really stung. I kept waiting for Cisco to do something to outwit Dr. Wells, but it never happened. I kept thinking...Cisco fixed the problem with the device designed to trap Reverse Flash and he's gonna trick the villain into the field and bam, have him trapped. Or, Barry's gonna run in and save him...only there's a huge tsunami heading for Central City that's going to kill thousands of people so yeah...the Flash can't rescue everyone.
This episode tonight felt like a season finale. There was so much stuff going on, so much second-guessing, and multiple villains doing things that raised the stakes of everything to ridiculously high levels. In recap we had:
1) Captain Singh potentially brain-damaged and paralyzed by lightning from Weather Wizard. It was awesome that they allowed the captain's same sex partner in to see him as he was the captain's fiancee and essentially "family."
2) Eobard Thawne confirmed as Reverse Flash and yes, sharing the same name as Eddie (Iris's boyfriend) who is obviously a descendant.
3) Dr. Wells plunged his vibrating hand into Cisco's chest and crushed Cisco's heart. You bastard!
4) Barry and Iris acting on their feelings toward each other with a great kiss and then the ultimate reveal to Iris that he is indeed, "The Flash." It felt like Spiderman 2 all over again.
If there is one request I want to make of the show's writers it's this: please please please bring back Cisco Ramon. Sigh. Somedays I think Game of Thrones has changed television too much. I kinda miss when characters I loved were safe.