The Flash 2.20 “Rupture” Top 5

Nicholas Gonzalez as Rupture (The CW)

Zoom (Teddy Sears, Tony Todd for voice work) has turned his attention back to Earth-1, intent on conquering and controlling Barry’s (Grant Gustin) world in addition to his own. Barry and the team seem to be powerless to stop him, but Wells (Tom Cavanagh) has a plan. Will it work, and will Barry even be willing to try? Let’s take a look at my Top 5 for The Flash episode 2.20, “Rupture” (caution: there be spoilers within…): #5: Rupture When Cisco (Carlos Valdes) had his adventure on Earth-2, he met…

The Flash 2.18 “Versus Zoom” Top 5

Zoom and Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West (The CW)

Alright, fans of the Scarlet Speedster, here it is – the big showdown with Zoom! A lot of questions got answered this week, and not always in ways that were truly satisfying. Let’s dive in to my Top 5 for The Flash episode 2.18, “Versus Zoom”: #5: Really, We’re Not Gonna Talk About Supergirl? If you blinked, you missed the moment where Barry went and had his crossover adventure on CBS’ Supergirl. As he’s racing back to S.T.A.R. Labs at the top of the show, he winks out for a…

The Flash 2.14 “Escape from Earth-2” Top 5

Seriously late, this time, everyone. I hope you’ll forgive me! Let’s dive right in to our look at The Flash 2.14, “Escape from Earth-2”! When we left the story last week, Earth-1’s Barry (Grant Gustin), was captured by Zoom on Earth-2 and imprisoned along with Jesse Wells (Violett Beane) and a mysterious man in an iron mask. Back on Earth-1, Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears) and Caitlyn Snow (Danielle Panabaker) were working to perfect a formula that would give Jay his speed back so he could battle Geomancer (Adam Stafford) and…

The Flash 2.13 “Welcome to Earth-2” Top 5

Welcome, Flash fans! This was an exciting week in the ongoing saga of our favorite speedster. Upholding his promise to Earth-2’s Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh), Barry (Grant Gustin) travels with him and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) through the speed cannon across the dimensional rift to Wells’ home dimension, Earth-2, to try and save Wells’ daughter Jesse. Let’s dive right in to my 5 favorite things about this episode, which is by far the best of the season to date. #5: The Retro-futuristic Look of Earth-2 In past episodes, we’d gotten glimpses…

The Flash 2.07 “Gorilla Warfare” Review

Welcome to your weekly Flashback, fellow lightning-riders! After the events of last week’s episode, “Enter Zoom”, the Fastest Man Alive is in a little less than top form. In fact, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is barely walking, recovering from a broken back at the hands of Zoom, who paraded his nearly lifeless body in front of the whole city to showcase his humiliation. While Barry’s spine is healing quickly, his confidence (and his ego) are coming along at a more stately pace. When Joe (Jesse L. Williams) and Iris (Candice…

The Flash 2.03 Review – “Family of Rogues”

Hey there, Flash fans – time for our weekly review of the best superhero show on TV. You excited to tangle with the Snarts? OK, then! As I said, we’re taking a break this week from the Earth-2 Bad Guy of the Week format that appears to be the pattern for this season. Early in the episode, we find Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears), Earth-2’s Flash, and the other geeks of the Flash Squad puzzling over the largest of the 52 (groan) portals between worlds that were opened by the singularity…

The Flash S02E02 Review – “Flash of Two Worlds”

Hello, fellow riders of the lightning! It’s here – the episode I’ve been most excited for all off-season – “Flash of Two Worlds” (S0202)! Let’s dive right in, shall we? At the tail end of last episode (“The Man Who Saved Central City”), as Barry (Grant Gustin) and the S.T.A.R. Labs gang celebrated the defeat of the Atom Smasher, a stranger walked right into the control center, past all of Cisco’s (Carlos Valdes) upgraded security, and introduced himself as Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears). Now, longtime Flash fans already knew what…