The Flash 3.02 “Paradox” Top 5

Tom Felton as Julian Albert, Jesse L. Martin as Joe West, and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen - The CW

So Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) has “reset” the timeline from Flashpoint, but some little things (and some big things) are different. How different? Let’s dig right in to episode 3.02, “Paradox”:       #5: It’s the Little Things… At first, it seems like it’s just a few little things that have changed around Central City when Barry returns. After all, they beat Zoom and closed the rift, right? So what’s different? First of all, Barry and Iris (Candice Patton) have taken a small step back – not a huge…

The Flash 2.23 “The Race of His Life” Top 5

Zoom and The Flash (The CW)

Here we are, Flash fans, the end of Season 2! It’s been a long, strange trip, with other dimensions, alternate versions of all our beloved characters, another wolf in sheep’s clothing, trips to the past, a sojourn inside the Speed Force, and more. It’s all led to this point – Barry’s (Grant Gustin) final showdown with Zoom (Teddy Sears). Was it a satisfying ending? Read on to get my thoughts. Here’s my Top 5 for episode 2.23, “The Race of His Life”: #5: Time Remnants When we first encountered the…

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 2.15 “King Shark” Top 5

Greetings, fellow multi-verse hoppers! Barry (Grant Gustin) and the others are back safely in Central City after their sojourn to Earth-2, and the rifts are all closed, but there is still some unfinished business to deal with. Let’s take a look at my Top 5 favorite episodes from The Flash 2.15, “King Shark”: #5: Caitlyn Gives Cisco the Heebie-Jeebies Meeting Caitlyn Snow’s (Danielle Panabaker) Earth-2 doppelganger, Killer Frost, really messed with Cisco’s (Carlos Valdes) head. Now, as he watches Caitlyn deal with her grief over Jay’s (Teddy Sears) apparent death,…

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 2.10 “Potential Energy” Top 5

Welcome back from our 4-week hiatus, Flash fans! It’s nice to be back. With the new year, you may have noticed we’re trying a new format for reviews. So, without further ado, here are my 5 favorite things about The Flash episode 2.10, “Potential Energy”: #5: The Flash is Back! It was a long break, wasn’t it, especially after the triple-team of villains from “Running to Stand Still”, and that cliff-hanger of Wells agreeing to help Zoom steal Barry’s power? Of course, that set up the whole sub-plot of the…

The Flash 2.09 “Running to Stand Still” Review

Hey there, Flash fans! It’s Christmastime in Central City, so grab some egg nog, pause the Yule Log video, and curl up in front of your TV for this episode, “Running to Stand Still”! The episode opens with Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) running from Zoom within the halls of S.T.A.R. Labs. Unable to get away, he looks about to be killed, but Zoom just says “Merry Christmas” as we cut to the opening title card. Next we see Mark Mardon (Liam McIntyre), aka the Weather Wizard, breaking into Iron Heights…

The Flash 2.08 “Legends of Today” Review

Welcome back, Flash fans! Did everyone get plenty of turkey and stuffing eaten during our Thanksgiving hiatus? Glad to hear it! This episode is the first of a two-part crossover with Arrow, and most of the action actually takes place in Oliver Queen’s stomping grounds of Star City. How do we end up there? I’m glad you asked! When a boat captain brings ashore a stowaway, the mysterious stranger quickly kills him, a cop, and three longshoremen with magic, faster-than-human reflexes, and a flint knife. Soon, the mystery man (Casper…

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 2.05 – “The Darkness and the Light” Review

Welcome back, lightning-riders! Many thanks to Amelia for covering last week’s “Flashback” while I was on vacation. This week we look at Season 2, Episode 5, “The Darkness and the Light.” At the end of last week’s episode, “The Fury of Firestom,” Barry (Grant Gustin) encountered Earth-2’s Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) after the latter helped him take down King Shark from Earth-2. This week opens with a flashback to Earth-2 before the dimensional rift was opened, as Dr. Wells holds a press conference to show off his new meta-detecting watch.…

The Flash 2.04 “The Fury of Firestorm” Review

The mint chip obsession in the DC TV universe is strong, but an ice cream addiction is the best possible outcome when you’re frequently losing friends in battle. The most recent loss in The Flash universe being Ronnie Raymond. In The Fury of Firestorm, we saw a new hero take up that mantle. It’s never the easiest thing to see beloved heroes replaced, but that pain is eased by a couple of things. First of all, we know Ronnie isn’t gone for good. Secondly, Jefferson Jackson (Jax) turned out to…

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…