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Subj: Re: Season 3 ep 2 thoughts...
Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 at 08:26:22 pm BST (Viewed 686 times)
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    So Barry didn't fix anything, but he did own up his mistakes and vow to learn from them and not repeat them. I guess that's something.

Season 1, Barry learns from Dr. Wells it's not safe to mess with the timeline and Barry learns from that. Then that lesson is thrown out the window in a later episode when Barry time travels again, not caring about the consequences. Then in season 2, Barry keeps messing with the timeline when he should know better by now, not once, but several times. Even the Speedforce tries teaching Barry to move on and learn from his mistakes. He listens, only to unlearn it all two episodes later. Then in season 3, he owns up to what he's done and learns not to mess with the timeline when he should already know better. But we have all seen this "learning" from his mistakes before to some extent or another and he "never" learns from it.

Trust me on this one, Barry hasn't learned a thing. Before too long, I fully expect Barry, to once again, go back in time and mess with the timeline yet again and thus proving he still hasn't learned not to mess with it. Daveym was right, Barry has made very little progress as a character. He's the same guy we met in season 1, the same self defeating doubt, ignoring the consequences of his actions and never, ever, learning from his mistakes. And to put it politely, he's "thick" as Daveym put it.

    Enough for me to keep watching anyway.

Meh. It's pretty average for me right now. I'm not even reviewing the episodes anymore because I see this show continuing it's downward spin from last season. If things don't pick up and start becoming great again with some much needed character growth for Barry, I'll be VERY surprised if this show makes it to a season 4.

Great points I've been unhappy with Barry's lack of character development too. I'm definitely close to my breaking point with the show too.


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