Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Flash Review: Season 2 Episode 5 "The Darkness and the Light"

The Flash Season 2 Episode 5 
“The Darkness and the Light”

Barry (Grant Gustin) learns a new breacher, Dr. Light, has come through the portal and sets off to capture her. Jay (guest star Teddy Sears) tells Barry that Dr. Light was not a threat on Earth-2 and that Barry can reason with her. However, during a fight with The Flash, she blinds him and drops some shocking news about Zoom. Meanwhile, Barry and Patty (Shantel VanSanten) go out on a date.

Finally Harrison Well is officially back….Ok its Earth-2 Harrison Well but still its great to have him back. The Episode start with a Flash back of Earth-2, We learn Wells has created a way to determine whether a person is a MetaHuman. During this Flash back we also see Jay Garrick blame Wells for all the Meta-Humans. So Wells is responsible in both worlds for the creation of the meta humans, we also learned that Jay garrick and Wells have a contentious relationship. Wells arrival to Earth-1 causes Team Flash to deal with unresolved feelings left from the original. This is definitely going to be interesting in the upcoming weeks. I am intrigued to see if this storyline has the same twist and turns we saw during Season 1.

We are also introduce to Earth-2 villain Dr. Light (Linda Park) another meta-human sent by Zoom to kill Barry. Dr. Lights arrival causes the volatile relationship between Garrick and Wells to reach the boiling point and an all out brawl. This episode gives us more insight into Garrick and his psyche as a hero. I feel it also confirms original suspicion that Barry Allen is the center of the Speed force, as alluded to by Wells when telling Garrick that Barry is Faster than he ever was.

Finally the team has learned about Cisco’s powers when they were revealed by Wells. He also now has his new Hero Name Vibe. (the show continues to excite the comic book nerd in me, and I love the fact Barry came up with the name) I love that the team knows about Cisco, this will bring a new dimension to the team going forward and also enhance another main character who in my opinion might be the underrated star of the show. Its seems each week Cisco continues to steel scenes.

So what did we learn this week, well for now Wells is there to help Barry, time will tell if this is the truth or if there is something else to his arrival in Earth-1. The Last scene show that Well’s Daughter has been kidnapped by zoom, this obviously has some connection and from the way he acts its obvious that Wells is great at manipulating people around him for his gain. We learn that each Meta-human who has been sent to kill Barry also has the goal of killing there Earth-1 counterpart. As seen in this episode Caitlin Snow isn’t a Meta-Human, so does this mean Killer Frost will come from Earth 2? Will her goal be to find and take out Her counter part? What did we learn about Jay Garrick in this episode? is he truly a hero or is he just a coward who care more about his powers as Wells tried to convince everyone, We know he doesn’t think Barry can defeat Zoom and should avoid any confrontation. Finally it seems love was the underlying theme to this weeks show, as seem from Barry finally asking Patty out (which seems to have brought out some hints of jealousy from Iris) Caitlin and Jay have a moment and Cisco gets a Date with Kendra Saunders the barista a jitters. (Spoiler Alert) Will we see Saunders become Hawkgirl in the next few weeks, I definitely hope so.

Episode 5 was great, love the new Harrison Wells, love the slow burn of Zoom and excited for all the characters to come. Also how can't you just get excited everytime they say Multiverse. I give this Episode Two Thumbs Up

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