The Flash Tussles With His Arch-Nemesis: This Week’s TV Picks

By David Wharton | Published

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Christmas is approaching and the TV lineup is getting increasingly bare, with many shows going into hiatus over the holidays. Thankfully The Flash, one of the breakout hits of 2014, is going out in style. Before handing the floor over to that other jovial guy in a red suit, speedster Barry Allen will be facing off against “The Man in the Yellow Suit.” If you’re a long-time Flash fan, or have even just been paying attention this season, you know that can mean only one thing: Reverse Flash!

The Flash has been teasing the inevitable showdown between Flash and Reverse Flash since the very first episode, where we saw a yellow blur murder young Barry Allen’s mother, and thus land his pops in the slammer. Sadly, the Central City Police Department just wasn’t progressive enough to consider “death by unidentified metahuman” as a valid possibility at the time. As such, Barry’s been trying to prove his father’s innocence for years, and in The Flash‘s midseason finale he’ll finale get to confront the killer face to blurry face. Will Barry survive a run-in with his equal and opposite number? Well yeah, obviously, but I also don’t expect this whole plot thread to be resolved anytime soon. Hell, I’m betting we still won’t definitively know the Reverse Flash’s identity by the end of the episode. But it should be badass either way.

“The Man in the Yellow Suit” premieres tomorrow night at 8/7c on The CW.

Barry faces his nemesis Reverse Flash, who killed his mother, and plots with Wells and Cisco to trap him. Meanwhile, Eddie gives Iris a surprising gift at Christmas and leaves her with a question that could change her life.


Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 9/8c) — “What They Become”

A volatile confrontation occurs between Coulson’s and Whitehall’s forces, and as a result, fates are changed. Meanwhile, Skye uncovers surprising secrets about her background.

Supernatural (The CW, 9/8c) — “The Things We Left Behind”

Castiel finds Jimmy’s daughter Claire in a group home and she convinces him to break her out. After she runs away from him, Castiel calls Sam and Dean to help find her before she gets into trouble. Meanwhile, Crowley faces his biggest challenge.


The 100 (The CW, 9/8c) — “Long Into an Abyss”

A dangerous secret is revealed by Bellamy and Octavia.

American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX, 10/9c) — “Tupperware Party Massacre”

Maggie spurs Dandy to action. Meanwhile, Stanley and Elsa track down the Twins.

Arrow (The CW, 8/7c) — “The Climb”

Nyssa returns and tells Oliver that her father, Ra’s al Ghul, has given him 48 hours to find Sara’s killer or the League of Assassins will start killing the citizens of Starling City. Meanwhile, Laurel is stunned when her mother visits at Christmas; and Ray tries to make amends with Felicity.


Constantine (NBC, 10/9c) — “The Saint of Last Resorts, Part 2”

John and Chas find themselves closer to the source of the Rising Darkness after an old friend from the fateful Newcastle crew call on them for help dealing with an ancient evil that has surfaced in Mexico City. Meanwhile, Zed’s past comes back to haunt her.

Grimm (NBC, 9/8c) — “Chupacabra”

Nick and Hank find themselves investigating the gruesome trail left behind by a blood-sucking creature known as the chupacabra, which was brought to Portland by an unsuspecting traveler; at the same time, Monroe and Rosalee get ready to leave on their long-overdue honeymoon; Viktor and Adalind plan a trip of their own; and Wu prepares to confront Nick about what he has been seeing.


The Librarians (TNT, 8/7c) — “And the Horns of a Dilemma”

A mysterious someone is killing potential librarians in the premiere of this series about a group trying to protect the world’s mystical treasures. Also: The Serpent Brotherhood sets out to return magic to the world.