WARNING!! This thread contains spoilers! Turn back now if you don't want the episode spoiled! There will be no second warning!
At this point in JL history, we've seen 5½ story-arcs, and twelve individual episodes. Out of them all, (although I thought that nothing would top The Enemy Below,) part one of The Brave and the Bold is the best I've ever seen.
Words cannot describe the episode I've seen tonight. I loved everything about it. All the underlying references to all the events in comics... Flash's head being really huge, Flash turning into a puppet on strings, turning into an ape, a glimpse of his origin. Spectacular!
I loved the fact that not all the League was included in this episode. I think we needed that. A break from Superman and J'Onn was welcome.
I loved the girls wanting Flash to shut up. I loved the dropping of "Solomon Grundy." I love Flash doing something substantial with his powers like saving the people from the falling rubble. I loved the use of showing everything else slow a la Carmine Infantino. I loved this episode to death!
I even liked Green Lantern.
My one complaint is the way they depict Flash's speed. He just does not look fast. If they slowed down everything else and showed him running like a human, that'd be fine. Or if they just made him one big red blur, I'd like that too. But they're trying to draw his every step, and that's really ruining the effect. We're not supposed to see how fast Flash moves. He's supposed to be too quick for the eyes.
God, I might add more later. But right now, I'm stunned at how good that episode was. Kudos to the writers!! We missed you, Dini! And good work McDuffie!!
And did anyone think about "Barry Allen" when we saw the blond cop in the station?
Creators, are you listening? Give us more episodes EXACTLY LIKE THIS.