The Flash Season 5 Episode 12 Review: 'Memorabilia'

The latest episode of The Flash was interesting because the characters went inside the minds of both Nora Allen and the little girl Grace.

The episode felt like the movie Inception at times due to the characters seeing the dreams of other people.

Nora goes to great lengths to make sure her parents don't know her partnership with Eobard Thawne. She wants nobody to know that she is working with him in the future.

The only person that kind of knows about Nora and Eobard Thawne's relationship is Sherloque, although he doesn't expose her to the rest of the team yet.

For now, Sherloque gets a new machine that allows people to enter dreams so that they can use it to wake up Grace from her coma.

In their mind, Team Flash feels Cicada will stop his metahuman killing spree if Grace wakes up. The team want to enter her mind and dreams to find a solution to their ongoing problem.

Things don't go according to plan though because Nora goes into the mind of Grace all by herself. She gets trapped in Grace's mind and has to find a way to escape it.

What I like most about this week's episode is that Grace isn't an innocent little girl as we think.

As Nora Allen finds out, Grace also hates metahumans as much as her uncle Cicada and she wants to grow up to be like him.

She even knows that Nora is The Flash's daughter and in her dream she grows up to become Cicada herself.

With Grace sharing the same views as her uncle, Team Flash will have to find another way to help her wake up from her coma.

While this is happening, Iris and Barry enter the mind of Nora Allen and they see her inside the Flash Museum as a young girl.

This was a really cool scene because it showed all of The Flash's merchandise and shows that Star Labs is the location of the museum.

There is a moment in Nora's mind that Iris sees herself getting angry at Nora telling her off for being incompetent. This scares the current day Iris West as she's scared she'll become angry in the future.

Barry on the other hand is still missing in the future so Nora does not have any memories of him whatsoever.

The only danger that Iris and Barry have inside Nora's mind is that the Reverse Flash is protecting her memories.

To cut a long story short, Team Flash are unsuccessful in their mission this week because they were unable to find a way to wake up Grace from her coma.

That said, they still got some vital information that could help them stop Cicada in a future episode.

The only thing I did not like about this week's episode is that The Flash himself never suited up. Due to him entering the mind of Nora, he was just normal Barry Allen for the majority of the episode.

However, I do like the fact that Sherloque is getting closer to expose Nora's big secret. If the rest of Team Flash knows she's working with Eobard Thawne, she'll lose the trust of everyone.

Anyway, Cicada is still out there killing metahumans so they need to find a way to stop him eventually. The only progress they have now is Cisco who is still working on a metahuman cure.

Verdict: 6.0/10

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