The Flash 3.01 “Flashpoint” Top 5

Grant Gustin as The Flash and Keiynan Lonsdale as Kid Flash - The CW

It’s been a long off-season waiting for “Flashpoint,” hasn’t it, speedsters? Before we dive into the episode, let’s briefly review last season: In defeating Eobard Thawne (Matt Letscher), the Reverse Flash, at the end of season 1, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) accidentally opened a breach into Earth-2, a parallel dimension. This unleashed a new enemy, Zoom, from that world, who wanted to steal his speed. He also made some new allies, including that universe’s Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh), and its Flash, Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears). As he battled Zoom and…

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 2.22 “Invincible” Top 5

Katie Cassidy as Black Siren (The CW)

Following his sojourn in the Speed Force, Barry (Grant Gustin) is back in action against Zoom (Teddy Sears) and his army of Earth-2 metas. Zoom’s chief lieutenant is Black Siren, who is none other than the doppelganger of Arrow‘s recently deceased Black Canary, Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy). With his powers back, Barry is confident he can prevail – too confident, his team believes. Can the team defeat Zoom and his minions, or will Barry’s overconfidence be his undoing? Here’s my Top 5 look at The Flash episode 2.22, “Invincible”. #5:…

The Flash 2.21 “The Runaway Dinosaur” Top 5

Zombies, dead moms, and anthropomorphic manifestations of mystical energy forces. I don’t know if that’s a terrible description for a Kevin Smith project, or the most Kevin Smith thing ever. Nonetheless, that’s the simple description of this week’s episode of The Flash, “The Runaway Dinosaur”, directed by indie film hero, and giant comic book nerd, Kevin Smith. Here’s my Top 5: #5: A Bittersweet Reunion Barry (Grant Gustin) spends a majority of his time in this episode with the (ghost? spirit? psychic projection? avatar? I don’t know what to call…

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 2.19 “Back to Normal” Top 5

Hey, Flash fans! It was quite a ride last week – Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is now without his powers, having sacrificed them to save Wally, but how will he and the team defend Central City against Zoom, or even other metahumans, without them? Will they get Caitlyn Snow (Danielle Panabaker) back from Zoom’s clutches? Let’s take a look at episode 2.19, “Back to Normal.” #5: Another Humdrum Villain It’s been said sometimes of the comics that The Flash’s rogues gallery is a bit of a snoozefest, especially when he…

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 2.16 “Trajectory” Top 5

Allison Paige as Trajectory [The CW]

Hey, there, speedsters! Did you enjoy your few weeks off? Did you spend them, like I did, catching up on some of your other favorite geeky things? Personally, I used the time to get caught up on Agent Carter, Legends of Tomorrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and season 2 of Daredevil. (Though I’m not quite through with that last one – no spoilers, please!) Nonetheless, I’m excited to get into the backstretch of this season’s The Flash, as the mystery of Zoom intensifies. Let’s get right into it, shall we? Here…

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 2.09 “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 2.07 “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 2.06 – “Enter Zoom” Review

Welcome to this week’s Flashback, for Season 2, Episode 6, “Enter Zoom”! As promised by the title, we finally got a real, close look at this season’s Big Bad, and boy, was it ugly. (The fight between Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Zoom, I mean, although Zoom is pretty gnarly looking, too.) Having captured Earth-2 villain Dr. Light (Malese Jow) in last week’s episode, “The Darkness and the Light”, Barry attempts to persuade her to help him lure Zoom to Earth-1. She grudgingly agrees, and even tells Barry how she…