I’m back with FLASH Back Tuesdays. Every week I’ll review episodes off CW’s new hit television series called The Flash. If you haven’t watched the series I recommend you do so now, before I go all in twenty-three episodes. Season Two is set to premiere on Tuesday October 6th. I’ll be reviewing Episode Thirteen “The Nuclear Man” Episode Fourteen “Fallout”.
EPISODE 13 – THE NUCLEAR MAN
The episode starts off with Barry trying to find the perfect outfit to go on a date with Linda. Barry is romantic getting her a single flower and their eating at a restaurant enjoying the most spicy tacos ever. Barry still has to deal with Flash side jobs in stopping a robbery and a man from jumping off a building. Ronnie confronts a man telling him things that only Dr.Stein would know. He tells him he needs his help. Barry tells Caitlin and Cisco his going on a second date. Iris overhears it and you can tell it bothers her. Cisco gets a call to meet a friend. There was a new victim from the Burning Man. Iris asks Caitlin wasn’t she asking about that story before. Cisco met up with Joe at Barry’s old home where his mother is murder. Joe doesn’t want him to tell anyone he’s apart of the re-opened case. Wells needs to find Ronnie because they need to figure out why Martin Stein is controlling Ronnie. Barry has a flashback that he saw Martin Stein on the train when he was heading back to town. Then we witness what happened after when he merged with Ronnie’s energy. Barry, Caitlin, and Wells go and visit Stein’s wife to find out a bit more about his disappearance. She said she was visited by Ronnie a month after the accelerator exploded. Joe and Cisco discover the mirror dresser ended up capturing the moment when the speedster was inside the home. Barry is on his date and she’s taking things real fast.
Barry gets a text that Firestorm arrived and he has to get there soon. But it kinda left his date hanging. He gets into a fight with Firestorm and if it wasn’t for Caitlin he was going to blast the Flash. Cisco created a 3d projector to demonstrate what happened that night. They discovered blood splats that they can determine who it is. Barry visits Linda at her job and then he has to leave for another emergency. Iris admits to her that Barry was in love with someone and that they didn’t give it back. Caitlin and Barry bring Martin’s wife to bring some sense to Stein that S.T.A.R. Labs can help. Linda Calls Barry telling him she needs to call it off and that he’s stuck up on Iris. Barry confronts Iris and she didn’t mean to but tells her that she went out of her way to stop it from happening. Cisco was able to detect there was 2 speedsters at the scene of the crime. Joe wants to test it with Dr. Wells, but Cisco feels uncomfortable about it and doesn’t want to do it. While Caitlin is testing Stein in Ronnie’s body. Caitlin ask if theres a way to talk to Ronnie but Stein tells her it doesn’t work that way. Wells tells everyone that Ronnie’s body will become an atomic bomb since his body will become nuclear. Ronnie overheard their conversation and knows whats about to come to him. Life’s too short not to live. Which inspired him to give another try with Linda by eating the hottest Ghost pepper in front of everyone at the newspaper. Linda agrees after he ate it. Iris watches a far and you can tell she’s hurt. Wells discovers his prototype can be creating a splicer cell device to help split Ronnie and Martin. They need to hurry they’re about to blow. Flash rushes with Caitlin with the splicer. Cisco gets a call from Joe and tells him he ran the sample and it’s not Wells. One was unidentified and the other sample was a mature sample of Barry’s blood, which lets them know Barry possibly went back in time. Flash and Caitlin make it in time before Martin blew up to give them the splicer. He put on the splicer and was trying to and then he reacted and caused a nuclear explosion. Flash and Caitlin rush to beat the intensity of the explosion. Now we see the General Iling get notified about the explosion and requests to capture Firestorm.
EPISODE 14 – FALLOUT
We left off with Ronnie/Martin causing a nuclear explosion cause of the instability. Barry and Caitlin made it from the explosion. There’s no radiation detected from Barry’s suit, they search the scene and they discovered they were able to separate the two. The military is searching the site and find two imprints of impact, they now know that Firestorm has split. Ronnie and Martian are running the same temperature but they insists they feel fine. Martian goes home back to his wife. Joe wants to show Barry something. Takes him to his old house, where he’s going to show him what Cisco found out what happened that night. Shows him the demonstration of that night through the hologram presentation. Tells him about the speedster and how he’s the second speedster. They bring this information to Wells and he tells him its possible. About time travel, but Cisco knows someone that might help. Iris mentor is investigating S.T.A.R. Labs, he feels Wells is up to something and he had the accelerator blow up on purpose. Barry visits Stein regarding the time travel topic, also helps him fight his urge on eating some Pizza. Tells him that he was at the scene of his mothers murder and he said it’s possible that he did because of his speed. Barry is disappointed that he wasn’t able to save his mother. Ronnie and Caitlin are having coffee at Jitters and then he gets ambushed from General Iling. The flash was able to stop them but they had a trap for the flash using these spikes that covered his entire body. He was alerted by Stein since he can feel what Ronnie is going through. Barry hides Caitlin and Ronnie at his house and has an awkward moment with Iris and the lie they needed to tell her to cover up who Ronnie is Caitlin’s dead finance. Wells has a meeting with Iling and finds out they know who the Flash is. Joe still feels compelled that Wells has something to do with Nora’s murder. Barry says its impossible. Wells is having a drink with Martin and then all of a sudden he feels light headed and passes out. Ronnie feels that faint moment and stumbles. Wells called Iling as exchange to not capture the Flash. Martin is being tortured to give him details about Firestorm. Ronnie can feel the pain going through him from Martin. Ronnie cuts his arm writing Where? And it shows on Martins arm.
He starts to use morse code to let them know what base he was it. They were able to figure it out. Iling was about to pull the trigger and the flash saves him in the knick of time. But gets attacked by some type of chemical where he needed to run in a cyclone to get it off of him. Meantime Ronnie insisted he merged back with Stein to gain the powers of Firestorm in order to fight back and not get killed by the army. This time they merged perfectly that Ronnie has control while Stein assists him on whats around him. During that whole time The Flash was running to get the chemical off him. They ended up escaping and Ronnie and Stein were able to separate and be themselves. Ronnie and Martin need to practice more and get away from the Army and learn more about their powers. Iris pumps into Caitlin and asked again about her cousin. She figured out she lied and then tells her mentor that the burning man use to work for S.T.A.R. Labs. Barry brings Joe to his old house and tells him that sometime soon he’s going to go back in time and be in the same room to help save his mother this time. All of a sudden we see Iling and then he gets taking by the reverse flash who reveals his identity that he is Harrison Wells, and re introduces him to Grodd.
Catch next week for another Flash Back Tuesday. Here’s where I discuss Episodes FIFTH-TEEN “OUT OF TIME” and Episode SIXTEEN “ROGUE TIME”. If interested in catching up on the series you can currently watch episodes on Hulu Premium Membership. Season 2 premieres October 6th on CW! 35 Days left!