AVClub: This isn’t so much a race as a 12-car pile-up at the finish line. The season two finale is trying to do so many things at once, it skids helplessly out of control. There are moments here, in terms of both action and emotional beats, that should be on par with the first season finale, still this show’s finest hour to date. The need to wrap everything up and provide a big end-of-season set piece and a few big twists, along with enough convoluted Speed Force mythology to power a Crisis on Infinite Earths...it’s just too much for one episode to support. Some questionable choices have been made this season, regarding both tone and storytelling, but by the end of tonight’s episode, I was left with the sinking feeling that The Flash I loved has changed into something else entirely.