The Problem With The Flash: Why Doesnt Flash Run To Italy For Pasta Every Meal?

Theres no question The CW has a hit on its hands with The Flash . From the time-traveling escapades to Flashs refreshingly complex and capable love interest, Iris West, the prove built itself a firm foundation in its first season. That said, The Flash s new season could still fall apart if the prove fails to tackle the question thats been there at the very beginning: Why doesnt Flash run to Italy for delicious pasta every snack?

Its glaringly confusing , no matter how exciting the on-screen action get. With his velocity powers, Barry Allen should easily be able to zip across the Atlantic, wolf down a plate of authentic spaghetti alla carbonara, and be back in Central City in a matter of seconds, ready to save the day. For most folks, that would be a dreaming come true, but bafflingly, theres simply no indication hes ever skipped over to the peninsula for pasta, or even considered doing so.

The demonstrates creators have led up to the new season pestering Flashs exploits through the multiverse, but, frankly, it seems ill-advised to blow out the world of the prove when the writers have consistently failed to address why Barry isnt eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner in cozy Neapolitan trattorias.

This isnt to discount the demonstrates numerous strengths. Its simply that a pasta sequence would take all of 10 seconds of screen hour, and the episode could then continue basically uninterrupted. And once its been shown in full, the writers need only include a quick shot of Barry wiping a stray spot of puttanesca off his chin.

I could easily see a round-the-globe chase leading him through the Piazza Navona, where a steaming platter of gnocchi catches his eye.

Sure, some people might argue that Flash cant abandon Central city for too long, so he couldnt wait around on an order of tortellini. But all he really needs to do is snag a plate off a happen waiters tray and leave behind a handful of bills to keep a clean conscience. And between hour zones and languid European snack schedules, Flash would rarely be presenting up at a time when no one was sitting down for a scrumptious pasta snack prepared by the worlds greatest chefs.

If its a matter of maintaining up appearances, Flash could even grab himself a fresh box of handmade ravioli and cook it at home with some salt and oil, with no one the wiser. I cant be the only one whos believed to be this.

With new speedsters having cropped up toward the end of the first season, my hopes that someone inspires Flash to hoof it to Florence are somewhat rekindled. I could easily see a round-the-globe chase leading him through the Piazza Navona, where a steaming platter of gnocchi catches his eye. While I want to say I trust the demonstrates novelists on this, Im really simply not sure I do.

In any case, Im watching season two with cautious optimism. I do like the prove a lot, but Im really ready for this pasta plot pit to eventually be resolved.

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