Double the Earths in Season 2

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Now that I’ve had a chance to reflect, it’s now time to review the second season of the CW show “The Flash.” So let’s sit down and reflect on the happens. Contains Spoilers.

The second season dealt with the ramifications of what happened in the season one finale, which was that a portal(s) opened across central city that led to Earth 2, which was just like their earth but different. This led to being the focal point of the season plot as Jay Garrick is introduced as Barry’s counterpart as “The Flash.” Jay doesn’t have his speedforce due to Zoom, the big bad for the season, taking it in his quest in order to become the fastest person alive. We also get Earth 2 Harrison Wells back into the picture as a less evil but more sarcastic and refreshingly honest. Then it turns out that Jay is evil and blackmailing Harrison because he has his daughter (It’s like Taken but with speedster). Jay is actually Zoom, and he turns on Team Flash. The season also teases a major connection between Barry and Iris. It also introduces Wall West, who becomes a major character in this season.

Caitlin and Cisco really shine in this season as they have more character development than in the past.  They are given more time to shine, especially with the realization that Cisco is a metahuman. The same goes for Iris and Joe but it’s a little less since they have more character development than the other two.

The best part of this season was the Earth 2 counterparts of Laurel Lance (Black Siren), Caitlin (Killer Frost), Robbie (Deathstorm), and Cisco (Reverb). It was amazing to see them evil. Black Siren was my favorite. I like that they didn’t kill off Black Siren, it leave it open for Katie Cassidy to return (I hope for a Black Siren vs White Canary).

The season finale was amazing but a little weird. It kind of pointless in a sense but it worked. The cliffhanger where Barry says his mother also made me think of where the hell they were thinking of going with that, especially when Iris and Barry kissed before that and Iris told Barry she would wait for him. Oh, Jay was the Earth 3 flash and Barry is a ophan now. Barry won btw.

Overall, I highly enjoyed season two. It was well written and all of it helped and led to the story. The big bad this season wasn’t a big bad but more as a small bad. The finale cliffhanger was executed well. It setting up nicely for the season three, which is rumored to be the flash point storyline.

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In a Flash: Cliffhangers, Wormholes, and Marriage.

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Welcome to this week’s edition of “In A Flash!” It’s the end of the first season and boy it did end on a HUGE note.

This finale was an okay season finale. Unlikely it’s sister show “Arrow,” the finale wasn’t rushed. In the same token, it dragged until the last moments. They really should have joined last week’s episode with this weeks because that would have more than likely been better. The episodes focus was on whether or not Barry was going to go back in time to save his mother because that would drastically change the present. I don’t understand how Barry would need pretty much 30 minutes to make the decision but I’ll move on before I go on a rant.

Barry goes through the wormhole and sees the events of his mother’s death. Barry decides to not be selfish and ruin the timeline, like that was ever not an option, and shows his mothers who he became before she dies. Then he fights Eobard before Eobard is defeated. But it wasn’t Barry that defeated Eobard.

Oh, Caitlin and Ronnie got married. It was short and sweet and not really sure if it was legal….moving on.

The saddest moment of the episode, besides Barry watching his mother die, is when Eddie sacrifices himself to stop Eobard. Eddie and him coping with Iris’s “destiny” to marry Barry was kind of the subplot of the entire episode. After some inspiring words from Dr. Stein, he comes to terms with it and his own personal destiny, which he realize was to take down Eobard. Eddie was honestly one of my favorite characters from the show. I hope that he doesn’t really die but rather come backs….with powers.

Speaking of which, it was revealed that Cisco is a metahuman. I know right–not really a shocker but still a shocker. I’m glad for this because he deserves powers. But it also adds the question, does Caitlin have powers? (Note: Yes, I’m aware of the fact that Cisco and Caitlin are heroes in the comics. But this isn’t the comics. If it was, then Team Flash would be less helpless).

Overall, the finale 10-20 minutes of the episode is what saved it from being a horrible finale. From the moment Barry jumped out of the wormhole and punched through the machine to the cliffhanger ending, that was best part.

In a Flash: Monkey See, Grodd do

GroddlivesWelcome to this week’s edition of “In A Flash.” On this episode week’s episode of “The Flash,” everything went bananas–literally.

Let’s cut to the chase and talk about Biris. Iris finally knows the truth and technically joins Team Flash. She pissed off, which she should be but she seems to get over it. This made my souls glow with excitement because I, like the rest of the universe, want Biris to happen. But as the episode goes on, we slightly lose our glow as they fight a little. Iris calls Barry out for lying, Barry calls Iris out for lying about having feelings for him. It was a hard episode, somewhat, for Biris fans…until the end.

The episode introduced one of the most popular villains in The Flash comic books Grodd. Grodd is a huge ass gorilla that was created by Harrison er….Eobard Thawne and General Eiling. He possesses psychic abilities and is a highly intelligent being. Thawne releases him on the city as a distraction for Team Flash while he is boring this episode and has small talk with Eddie. The only really important thing about the Thawne’s conversation is that Eobard lets Eddie know about Iris marrying Barry and that he got some sort of key that will take him home. Anyways, Cisco, Joe, and Barry go after Grodd with the highly intelligent Gorilla using his powers to lay out Barry and kidnap Joe, who is terrified of Gorillas.

Caitlin, Cisco, Iris, and Barry come up with a way to stop Grodd’s psychic powers from taking out Barry. They come up with a head band and plan for Barry to attack it from behind. At this point, they should just stop making plans because it never ends well.  Long story short, Gorilla beat super speed and throws Barry into the path of a bus. Iris saves Barry, which allowed Barry to throw Grodd into a bus and lay him out (don’t worry, Grodd is fine!)

In the last moments, Iris reveals that she may have feelings for Barry but doesn’t want to do anything about them until they find Eddie. Too bad that Iris will be die before that happens, calling it now.

Overall, it was an okay episode. I like how dark it got but it didn’t really add much to the overall plot like the last two episodes had. This episode probably would have been better if it aired before Eobard official turn. Oh, BTW. Let’s talk about how the preview for next week’s episode totally ruined this week’s episode of “Arrow.”  They showed Oliver as Arrow, when he is still apart of the League. Way to go, CW, Way.to.go.

 

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In A Flash: The Trap

TheTrapWelcome to the first edition of “In A Flash”, the corner where we breakdown this week’s edition “The Flash.” And boy, it was a good one. This will contain spoilers so if you haven’t watched the episode for this week, go watch and come back to this. Now this won’t be a rundown on the show because, you watch the show. Instead, it will be an overview with spoilers. Now let’s get this bad boy started.

This episode was just balls to the wall. Let’s start with the massive amount of info that was given to us and Team Flash from a newspaper article written about The Flash disappearance in 2026. Iris ends up marrying Barry, Iris was the head of the CSI of Central City Police, he invented Eobard’s liar computer named HAL. It was just one big mind blown. It made my heart smile (yes, that is possible) when I found out that Barry married Iris. Then my soul died when I realized that more than likely it won’t ever happen because Barry finding out will mess up the timeline. Irony about this is hilarious because in the same episode, Eddie wants to marry Iris. Joe tells him no because he doesn’t wants Iris to realize that she’s marrying the wrong guy because he know she’s in love with Barry. This made my soul regain it’s life back. Even the villain ships Biris or Bariris, but I’ll get to that later on.

Team Flash decides to set a trap to catch Eobard and that went as expected because 1) he’s the Reverse Flash and 2) he has cameras up everywhere to watch everything. Like he said, he’s always one step ahead of them. Barry and Eobard have a one way screaming match was intense to where Barry told him that he could kill him just as long as he confessed. One would think that he would accept this, but it turns out he’s one vindictive bastard. Instead, he planted his wheelchair to give them a fake place just enough time to go after Iris and Eddie, who is a relative of his. So he’s a smart vindictive bastard. Barry realizes this but he’s too late as Eobard leaves Iris and takes Eddie as his “Kinsurance”, I think Eddie is Eobard’s father and him wouldn’t be alive if he married Iris.  Pretty much, he too wants Biris to happen. Oh, and Iris finally realizes who the flash is but that’s no big deal.

Overall, this episode set up for the end of the season perfect. I cannot wait to see what happens next. I hope it ends with Iris and Barry together but I feel like they are going to kill her off. But the moral of this episode is that everyone wants Biris to be a thing and I’m okay with that.

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