The previous season of The Flash had brought things to a close with a pretty entertaining cliff-hanger. The new villain, Savitar, had just been introduced – and, he already clearly had the upper-hand over Barry. Wally had, in the end, been unable to resist the power promised to him by Doctor Alchemy – and, as a result, he found himself trapped in a strange cocoon. Unable to even see Savitar, let alone help stop him, Joe had been left with little other choice but to watch, entirely helpless, as the SWAT team he had brought into this dangerous situation were murdered right in front of him.
So, with all of that in mind, it makes sense that the season's seventh episode would pick things up right where the episode left off – as Savitar took the opportunity to show off the extent of his own powers. As effective as it was to see Barry so hopelessly outmatched by this 'God of Speed', though, I do have to admit that glimpses we had of Savitar dragging Barry around the city would have to count as some of the most disappointing CGI work we have seen on the series, so far. There was just something a bit off about the whole sequence – with both Barry's and Savitar's movement feeling stilted and unnatural, while the environment around them felt oddly flat, and underdeveloped.