Thursday, January 07, 2021

I Wear a Mask

Why do you wear a mask?

I’ve been watching the 1990-91 The Flash complete DVD set slowly but surely. This show was well done, though watching it now feels like you’re watching a 1980s costume party. The hair, the colors, the clothes, the polyester! ...

The episode “Watching the Detectives” was first broadcast October 17, 1990. A private detective has been hired to investigate the mysterious vigilante known as “the red streak,” because he’s not known as “the Flash” yet.

The Flash tracks PI Megan Lockhart to her surveillance van and basically shames her into explaining her assignment and client (who is, we learn, a corrupt politician who doesn’t want the Flash stirring up trouble for his various skeezy schemes).

Lockhart asks the expected question: “If you’re a good guy, then why do you hide behind a mask?” Barry Allen’s response: 
You may find it ironic that the Flash’s costume covers everything EXCEPT the part covered by a face mask nowadays.

Ah, for the simple days of 1990! Please be safe and considerate of others in 2021, and always!

See you on Monday. 
  

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