When Mon-El, Jhon Jones, and Supergirl abruptly make their way through a breach, Barry and his team race over to find out what’s wrong. In some kind of “sleep” Barry takes the initiative to put himself in the same state in an effort to rescue her. On paper, the plan seemed to be a sure winner, but once inside, things are what they expected.
Meanwhile, in the real world, the Music Meister is causing trouble by robbing a local bank. So Wally, Vibe, and Jhon take it upon themselves to try to stop him. However, things prove to be a little difficult when they discover that’s he’s been siphoning The Flash and Supergirl’s powers and therefore has access to them. Thanks to Vibe’s lead, the team is able to capture the Music Meister. Back at the lab, Iris and Mon-El ask him how to save their friends. He tells them that only they can save themselves. But if Iris and Mon-El show that they love them as well, it’s possible that they could save them as well.
Barry and Iris return to their loft to go over the events of the day. Barry sings one last musical number and ends with a proposal that he means and Iris accepts.
At times, this week’s episode was cheesy and corny. Two elements that can be expected from a musical. However, it’s execution and story seemed to make up for it and brings it back to being a solid episode. Luckily, the show runners have a good sense in that this will be the only time a musical episode occurs (unless both series run into Supernatural numbers). So fans can enjoy this (or not) and then move on and get back to business.
Glee fans will be happy to know that their alumni haven’t lost touch with their ability to sing and dance. In fact, it was due to reports of Jesse L. Martin and Grant Gustin dance-offs which helped push the idea of a musical episode. It wasn’t until Melissa Benoist made her way to the network the the idea was solidified. And to bring in Darren Chris as the Musical Meister was a no brainer. If it was someone outside of Glee, it wouldn’t have felt as complete as you could clearly see the chemistry between the three during their scenes together.
The only problem with this week’s episode is that there were so many faces from other shows, this could have been bigger than just being “episode 317.” Fans got to see more talent from John Barrowman, Victor Garber, Jeremy Jordan, and Jesse L. Martin who are all Broadway stars. Even Carlos Valdes hit a note and two. Maybe they could have held out for a milestone episode? It’s just nitpicking at this point.
The Flash airs Tuesdays on The CW at 8 PM EST. Check out a preview for a new episode of The Flash next week.