First off let’s talk about that new intro – very nice! I hope it’s a permanent thing and not just a special for the first post-Crisis episode.
I feel like the affects of Crisis were nicely wrapped up by Cisco quite early on in the episode. It was quite funny watching him freak out as he had many similar questions as us viewers. Carlos’ comedic timing was just perfect here. This was a good way to pick up with where we are and start moving on, though I did expect an impactful scene with Barry and Iris celebrating that the crisis is over and the threat of that newspaper headline isn’t hanging over them anymore. Things aren’t so simple for Nash who is still being persecuted for his responsibility in opening the gates to the Anti-Monitor. There’s redemption for him at the end of the episode though as Cisco reaches out that olive branch before he heads off on his own mission. Cisco, don’t leave us!!!!
John Diggle arrives in Star City with a gift for Barry. His appearance fits in somewhere between Oliver’s death and his funeral which means he hasn’t discovered that little green box yet. A little bit of a shame as it would have been so exciting to have the smallest tease and catch sight of a ring. Oliver has left Barry the original Green Arrow mask, which he made for him and takes it as a sign that Oliver had left him work to do. This leads the pair to Lian Yu trying to find the last traces of Mirakuru but instead Barry learns that maybe he needs to slow down and start enjoying life. Loved having Diggle in this episode and I really hope he pops up again in the Arrowverse at some point seeing as we’ve been teased with his future.
It’s a huge week for Iris, whose investigating skills finds her number one target of a new secret organisation, Black Hole. Intertwined with her chasing leads at McCulloch Tech she finds herself playing a very dangerous game. Dr Light was throwing some serious shade her way! As much as I wanted to see more of Barry and Iris together this week, Candice was so fantastic in leading the episode and I’ve said before I really enjoy her Central City Citizen involvement a lot more than what she used to do at Star Labs.
An exciting ending presents us with a new, awesome villain and sets up the rest of season 6.