The Flash opens where the last episode left off before everyone gets on with their lives. As always, Barry takes on the weight of the world on his shoulders when he is helpless to save Fake Jay. All of this is becoming very evidence to those closest to Barry and on top of all that, we have a clever escape by King Shark. With the portals closed, the threat of Zoom looks like itâ€™s over. But we all know that is not true because somehow, some way, Zoom will find his way back onto Barryâ€™s Earth. Some have speculated that Zoom, or Barry, will learn to vibrate so fast that they can travel to other dimensions and worlds. But I am more inclined to believe that a brand new portal can be opened to Earth-2. Not by using the old portals because that is impossible but by opening a brand new one. The singularity causing the portals to Earth-2 to open last season is what caused the breaches, Team Flash just needs to figure out how to do it again by opening all new breaches. However this plays out, I look forward to seeing it.
Caitlin is taking Fake Jayâ€™s death pretty hard by being direct and a little...cold. Which Cisco notices right away. So, not only do we have Barry taking on the weight of the world we have Caitlin dealing with her loss. The showrunners really know how to play this all out to such great dramatic effect, kudos to them.
Good to see Barry admit itâ€™s his fault Joe-2 died because of him. Instead of focusing on the mission, Barry took over his dopplegangers life and ended up causing so much emotional trauma and itâ€™s good to see that Barry blames himself because it IS his fault. Perhaps next time, Barry will FOCUS on the mission instead of getting involved in lives that arenâ€™t the same on his Earth.
And then Caitlin plays a Killer Frost joke on Cisco that was hilarious! We also have confirmation that Caitlin does not have the metahuman gene so itâ€™s not very likely weâ€™ll see her as Killer Frost, but stranger things have happened and if the showrunners want it to happen then it will. But if it does happen, it wonâ€™t happen until season 3 at the earliest.
The CGI was pretty impressive in this episode, especially King Shark. There were a few weak points where the CGI was a bit choppy, but all in all, it was extremely well done. The showrunners really outdid themselves by actually giving us an episode where King Shark was featured as the bad guy. If there is one complaint I have about this episode, itâ€™s the fact that King Sharkâ€™s threat level wasnâ€™t that impressive. He wasnâ€™t...scary enough for my tastes and this episode just felt like another metahuman in town wanting a piece of the Flash. As a result, the threat King Shark was supposed to be fell a little flat.
The Zoom reveal was great and not very surprising at this point. After pausing the scene of Zoom carrying Fake Jay and then throwing him down on the floor, I paused the video and studied the manâ€™s face. That is definitely NOT a different man, that IS the same actor whoâ€™s been playing Fake Jake and Zoom.
1. So, with all the breaches closed, then how is the Flash going to have a face off with Zoom in the season finale? My thought: They will find a way to open a new portal to Earth-2.
2. â€œWe are going to need a bigger Flash.â€ Priceless line!
3. Fake Wally is a dick, jealous of what Barry has. Get over it, Fake Wally.
1. In the opening scene Danielle Panabakerâ€™s acting was a little off to me. Usually sheâ€™s great with what she is given but her character just lost another man she cared for and she wasnâ€™t acting her best in that scene. Whoever directed this episode should have gotten Danielle to try harder.
2. The guards trying to feed King Shark are IDIOTS. They wait for 3 seconds and they think he's dead?! Yeah, deactivate the one thing keeping King Shark in there and provide his only way out so he can escape. Morons!
Barry Allen Flash pre original Crisis had the ability to traverse time and dimensions via his speed and the occasional use of the cosmic treadmill.
So they will likely come up with the idea that since Barry can time warp that he can also use his speed and the speed force via the treadmill to open a portal to another universe.
This will set the stage for Barry vs. Zoom, of course despite the fact that Barry can time warp and open portals, ZOOM is still faster then Barry at the moment. Especially if ZOOM is indeed Hunter Zolomon and that his powers are TIME MANIPULATION rather then super speed.
This of course also sets the stage for the Barry meets Supergirl teamup that others seem to be awaiting.