The Flash S04E05: Girls Night Out – Recap & Review

Can the women of Team Flash save all of Central City while the men are trapped in their own situation? Here is our review of The Flash’s fifth episode of its fourth season, titled Girls Night Out.

Warning: Possible spoilers ahead!

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Plot Summary

In this episode, Iris West and Barry Allen separate for the night as their friends take them out to celebrate the two’s marriage.

Barry and the guys get into a kerfuffle which puts them into even more trouble, while Iris and the girls get involved in a fight against man-made drugs.

Emily Bett Rickards makes a guest appearance as Felicity Smoak.

Discussion

In Girls Night Out, Central City Police Detective Joe West grows weary of having to raise a family at such an old age. He says that “it’s hard raising humans,” and this is true when he has to deal with a team full of metahumans and beings from other Earths.

Fans of the show are introduced to new characters: Amunet and Weeper. With abilities as extraordinary as theirs, perhaps we will get to see more of them in future Arrowverse episodes as we learn how they affect the lives of our beloved characters.

In addition, this week’s episode of The Flash proves that the women are capable of succeeding at anything without the help of men. This is also a good example of passing the Bechdel Test.

Overall, this episode is excellent as it gives more development of its characters (i.e. Caitlin Snow/ Killer Frost and Joe West). They are brought with a conflict they feel they have no control over, but by the end, they know they can conquer anything with the help of those around them. Girls Night Out earns an 8/10.

Easter Eggs, References, and Trivia Facts:

  • Ferris Air –
    • At the beginning of the episode, Caitlin Snow is seen booking a flight on Ferris Air Flight 1340 to run from her problem with Amunet. This fictional airline has been teased in past Arrowverse episodes and has yet to introduce a famous verdant hero into its world.
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    • When the girls find out about Caitlin Snow’s secret, Felicity Smoak compares her problem to that of Bruce Banner’s then immediately shuts her mouth from saying anymore. This isn’t the first time Arrowverse shows have called out Marvel and its cinematic universe.

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  • The Titanic –
    • Earlier this season on the Arrowverse, The Legends suggested traveling to 1912 to sail in the Titanic. In this week’s episode of The Flash, a drunken Barry Allen cries about character Rose not giving Jack a spot on the floating door debris.
  • Savitar reference –
    • During the end fight of the episode, villain Amunet says, “We could’ve been gods.” Killer Frost replies with, “I used to work with a god. [I’m] over it.” This is a reference to last season when Killer Frost took over Caitlin Snow and joined forces with the future evil Barry Allen, also known as Savitar.

Did you like this episode? What did you think of the villain of the week? Let us know! For more The Flash-related news and reviews, follow Geek Motivation on Twitter (@GEEKMOTIVATION) and Instagram (@geekmotivation).

Written by: John Tangalin

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