Owning the consequences of our actions is a huge step to making things right, but it is usually preceded by a lot of guilt, which puts the weight of the world on our shoulders.

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The loss of Jay weighs heavy on all of Team Flash, but none as deeply as Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) who was finally to the point where she was willing to open her heart and let someone in again after the tragic loss of Ronnie.

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No one is more aware of this than Barry/Flash (Grant Gustin), who blames himself not just for Jay’s death, but everything that has gone wrong since he decided to travel back in time to save his Mom.

That’s a lot of bad stuff to feel guilty about and it shows. In addition, Harry (Tom Cavanagh) tells Barry and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) they need to stay quiet about everything that happened on Earth 2, especially about Joe, Iris and Caitlin’s doppelgangers.  If they knew, it could potentially change the course of things on Earth 1.

Love is the ultimate motivator. We never know just how far we’ll go in the name of love until we are tested or pushed to prove our devotion.

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Zoom (Tony Todd) knows Harry (Tom Cavanagh) is back on Earth 2 and didn’t come alone. He is one pissed off villain and will stop at nothing to track down Harry and eliminate him.  This just makes the clock tick faster for Harry and Cisco (Carlos Valdes), whose mission to rescue Jessie is now twice as tricky since Flash is also a captive of Zoom’s.

As if that’s not bad enough, they almost forgot about Barry (Grant Gustin) from Earth 2 who was tied up in a closet. He’s awake and not happy about his treatment. He wants an explanation, but there’s no time for that, Zoom is in Star Labs and can smell blood.

You’re going to go through the looking glass. Don’t be distracted by what you see and hear.

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After methodically closing all the breaches/portals except the one in Star Labs, Harry (Tom Cavanagh), Barry (Grant Gustin) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) set off on their journey through the “rabbit hole” to Earth 2. Once there, they have 48 hours to find Zoom, defeat him, save Harry’s daughter Jessie, and return to Earth 1. If they don’t return, that means the mission failed and Jay needs to close the portal, leaving Barry and Cisco trapped on Earth 2.

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Hello again, lovely Collective readers. I am back once again to go over one of the Best Picture nominees; this time, it’s Brooklyn. Brooklyn is the story of Eilis Lacey (Saiorse Ronan), a young woman who is unable to find work in Ireland in the 1950s. Her sister Rose arranges for her to emigrate to Brooklyn, New York where she will live in a boarding house and work in a department store. Despite her homesickness at the beginning, Eilis falls in love with Tony (Emory Cohen) and starts to feel at home in America. But when a family tragedy strikes, she returns home to Ireland and catches the eye of Jim (Domhnall Gleeson). Who will she choose in the end? Which country will she choose? While it has the makings of a dramatic love triangle story, Brooklyn is actually a very sweet and happy film, which is why it is one of my favorite nominees of the season.

Sometimes doing the right thing comes with great heartache and consequences.

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With Patty gone, Barry (Grant Gustin) focuses on mending his broken heart by burying himself into his work. Nothing like trying to find a way to close the 52 breaches all over Central City to take your mind off a failed relationship.

Barry is enthusiastic about working with Harry (Tom Cavanagh). It feels like the good old days, before Wells turned out to be the bad guy. If only Harry felt the same way.

spotlight-movie-posterHello again lovely Collective reader, That Geek Online here again with a Best Picture nominee film review; Spotlight. I just got home from seeing this film, I have sat down with my tea, and the Spotlight soundtrack is playing on my headphones. Yes, this is my Oscar’s season ritual, and yes I know I am super weird. Being only the second film (out of eight) that I have seen, I can’t say it is my favorite YET, but it did catch my attention. And not only did it catch my attention, it KEPT my undivided attention for two hours and 7 minutes. Directed by Tom McCarthy, this true story of a team of reporters uncovering a child molestation cover-up scandal will stay with you long after you leave the theatre.

Spotlight has six Academy Award nominations this year: Best Picture, Directing, Supporting Sctor (Mark Ruffalo), Supporting Actress (Rachel McAdams), Film Editing, and Writing (original screenplay). As far as acting goes, Mark Ruffalo shines in this film at Michael Rezendes. Both Ruffalo and Michael Keaton put extensive research into their roles, as this is a true story and it’s important that the actor be as similar to their real-life counterpart as possible. For example, Michael Keaton was able to get ahold of video and audio of Walter Robinson and did an impression of him on their first meeting. “How did you know everything about me, we just met?” was Robinson’s response. Mark Ruffalo was just as detail oriented with his character, asking the real Michael Rezendes to say his lines for him during every break. Their dedication to the performance is the driving force of this film and Ruffalo’s competition is tough for supporting actor, but he has a solid shot at the win. Walter Robinson summed it up perfectly when describing Keaton in the film; “It’s like watching yourself in a mirror, yet having no control over the mirror image.”