Coming off of last week’s thrilling, meaningful episode, you’d hope The Flash would try to capitalize on that momentum. Instead, we got an hour that was 80 percent filler. At least the actors ensured it was enjoyable filler. Iris is putting her journalistic abilities to work in the fight against The Thinker. It’s about time the show remembered she has a job too. She’s gathered every file on DeVoe, and she’s going to write a piece exposing his plan. It’s not a bad plan, but Barry’s worried about it because that’s just what Barry does. The rest of Team Flash is trying to think up some plans of their own. The best idea anyone can come up with is looking for some kind of organic weapon to shoot DeVoe’s satellites down. Right away, the episode is noticeably more focused now that we actually know the villain’s goal.Caitlin figures out a plan, but it takes some convincing for the rest of Team Flash to sign on. She suggests recruiting Amunet. Yeah, she’s done some bad things this season, but she might be their only hope to stop DeVoe. Plus Caitlin has an ulterior motive. She wants to get Killer Frost back, and Amunet has a device that might make that happen. Killer Frost is a powerful ally and a really cool character. Getting her back might be worth overlooking a little human trafficking. There’s just one problem. She’s missing. The Flash and Caitlin run to her hideout to find out her underling has taken over, assuming she’s dead. The team figures out that after her deal with the corrupt prison guard fell through, she’s been laying low. They guess she probably went back to her old job as a flight attendant under her old name. They set out to search for her, but first it’s time for the Can-I-Talk-To-You hallway.Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West (Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW)Yes, it’s been a few episodes, but The Flash’s most-used setpiece makes a return. This time it’s Barry pulling Iris into the hall to share his concerns about his article. It’s not great. Barry has already learned some form of this lesson so many times over now. A friend does something he finds risky, and he frets over it and tries to stop them. Then he realizes that he can’t, and shouldn’t, and apologizes. We hope he learns the lesson for real that time, but he never does. This time, he only convinces Iris not to share her article with the city until she’s finished it. She concedes that’s a good point. Otherwise, the city might not believe her. So at least she doesn’t seem to realize what a jerk Barry’s being again. Yet.The team finds Amunet, who’s gone underground as a dealer in an illegal gambling den. She agrees to work with them, as the dumbening of the world would have an adverse effect on her business. There is one problem, though. To shoot down a satellite, she needs a lot more metal to control. And not just any metal. It has to be from the plane she was on when the S.T.A.R. Labs accelerator exploded. She’d been keeping it in her storage unit, but someone broke into it and stole all her things. Unfortunately for Caitlin, they also stole the splicer that could maybe bring back Killer Frost.Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow and Katee Sackhoff as Amunet Black (Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW)The performances really uplift a fairly by-the-numbers episode of The Flash. Amunet is still a lot of fun, and Katee Sackhoff hams it up in every scene. She’s clearly having a blast with this character, and it makes me wish we got more of her this season. She isn’t the only one who gets to indulge her sillier side either. As Harry Wells is rapidly losing his intelligence, Cisco gets the idea to bring the Council of Wells back. Only the original council is a bit too snobby to work with a dumber version of themselves. That means we get a few new characters for Tom Cavanaugh to play around with. I like the New York Italian gangster from the universe where people still use VHS. This episode lets its actors really go for it, and it’s much better for it.They figure out who stole Amunet’s stuff. It’s Norvok, the assistant who took over the minute she disappeared. They spend exactly one scene not being able to find him, that really only serves to have everyone find out about Caitlin’s other goal. Thankfully, there’s not a ton of time left in the episode at this point, so we’re spared the overlong anger-talk hallway-makeup cycle this show likes to indulge in sometimes. Besides, Amunet admits that the splicer never worked in the first place. It was just a placebo. The power to bring out Killer Frost was inside her all along. Not that that helps her now, but it’s a nice sentiment.Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow and Katee Sackhoff as Amunet Black (Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW)The placebo talk helps Amunet figure out where Norvok is hiding, and we actually get a really fun battle. The story of this episode leaves a lot to be desired, but the acting and action mostly make up for it. Norvok’s snake eye still creeps me out, and it’s fun watching The Flash narrowly dodge the fleshy tendon. The whole team gets to join in on the fight, as Norvok was in the middle of selling Amunet’s metal to some criminals Caitlin may not have Killer Frost around anymore, but she’s pretty good with the cold gun. Norvok poisons The Flash, too which adds some necessary tension to the scene. While he’s busy phasing the gas out of his body, Amunet defeats Norvok in the coolest way. She wraps him up with her metal, and almost kills him. Team Flash convinces her to embrace what good there is in her though, and she compromises by slicing his eye-snake off.We have two episodes left of this season of The Flash, which means The Thinker’s plan really gets going next week. Knowing that, and remembering last week’s excellent Marlize-focused episode really makes this one feel like filler. De Voe has conveniently disappeared so the team could go on a McGuffin hunt. By the end, Team Flash really isn’t much farther along than when they started. Amunet isn’t even sticking around, which is disappointed considering how much life she brought to this episode. She gives Caitlin snow enough of her metal to take down Devoe’s satellites, provided she gets a good shot. Harry puts himself in DeVoe’s shoes, and pieces together that Marlize was his motivation. If he’s not acting now, it must be because Marlize is gone.Grant Gustin as The Flash and Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow (Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW)And Iris publishes her article after Barry decides to be a decent partner in their relationship again. It blows up, and the citizens of Central City start posting DeVoe sightings. So this episode at least set things in motion for the final two of the season. You know, the ones where The Thinker finally gets to the point. I know I keep harping on this, but really, he’s only worked as a villain in a few episodes this season. He’s had moments where he’s been scary and cunning the way you want a supervillain to be, but those have been few and far between. The rest of the season, he’s been kind of a dud. Just sitting in his chair waiting for something to happen. Here’s hoping these final two episodes can fix that. Stay on target Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019’The Flash’ Season 5 Finale Recap: 2 Big Bads and 1 Pre-Crisis Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.