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 Two “Fastest Man Alive” and Three “Things You Can’t Outrun”.
EPISODE TWO – FASTEST MAN ALIVE
Barry is working with Cisco and saved a few people from a burning building. Caitlin and Wells are upset at Barry for risking his life. Since they still don’t know Barry’s full potential or might have side affects. Barry has to rush to work as a forensic specialist to investigate a crime scene. There’s was a robbery at a gun store and one death. Barry is great when it comes to inspecting his surroundings. He was able to detect there were more than one robber. We get flash backs from when Barry was young after his mother was killed and father was in prison. You can tell how much he wanted to see his father he’ll even run away to do so. It’s pretty cool to see all the neat tricks Barry can do. In his lab he’s able to run a test that he just shook that it finished in no time. Iris needs Barry to come along to an event she needs him to help her with a science stuff for her paper. At the event, the same robbers from the gun store are there to steal everyone’s jewelry and money. Barry was able to save the security guards life but wasn’t able to catch the robbers, since he fainted right outside. What was that about? When Barry gets to S.T.A.R Labs they start running test to find out what’s wrong. Cisco made a treadmill able to go top speeds. While reviewing the results, they think they found out what it is. He’s not eating and drinking enough. Joe discovers Barry’s board of everything involving his dad’s case. He finds Barry at S.T.A.R Labs and confronts him that he shouldn’t be saving lives, he should stick to his job. Barry lets Joe know that since he can save someone from a burning building or stopped armed thieves he will. Even telling him he’s not his father. Wow! You can tell that hurt Joe. You can see it in his face.
He is what they’re looking for, a Meta-Human. His name is Danton Black, who has the ability to create clones of himself. Black wants to kill his former employer, Simon Stagg, who stole Black’s cloning research. Wow, Iris is on Barry’s case because he didn’t show up to help her with her paper. Here’s where Barry goes super fast & in slow motion and admits his true feelings even though Iris can’t hear it. And especially now she’s dating Eddie. Joe’s in trouble when he gets attacked by Black’s clones, luckily The Flash was there in time to save him. During the first fight scene, Barry punched Black in the stomach and 2 more came out of him. That was dope, but Barry couldn’t handle Black’s clones. I just love the graphics. Joe and Stagg are at the police station where he’s trying to convenience him his really in danger. Then Harrison Wells arrives, then Stagg tells him “Don’t get up” ooh! Little does he know. Iris tells Barry that her new topic is about the streak, since all the unexplainable things are happening in the city. Caitlin was able to uncover how Black is able to clone himself and Joe tells Barry he’s right and he’s the only one who can stop Black. The Flash saves Stagg and goes into an epic fight with Black. Involving slow-motion, fast speed, and intense moments… Black admits the full story that he was doing the research for his wife who needed a new heart. So close of figuring it out then Stagg stole it and fired him. He had to bury his best friend. Then multiplies into over 100+ clones and Barry was able to uncover the PRIME one. By doing so he was able to defeat all of them. But then Black tries to jump at Barry but then jumps through the window. Barry catches him but Black wanted to die and makes him let go. Barry feels the team coming together and lets them know that Lightning Bolt struck all of them. Joe brings Barry like 5 pizzas and lets him know that they are both going to get his father out of jail. Love the Barry and Joe moments. I got a little teary eyed here, I ain’t going to lie. Stagg gets a visit from Harrison at his office. Stagg reveals to Harrison that he wants to get the man in the red mask. Harrison feels differently, stands up and stabs Stagg to death. But declares it’s to keep him safe. Is he really?
EPISODE THREE – THINGS YOU CAN’T OUTRUN
Barry and Iris went to the movies, and is updated that Iris is going to stay the night at Eddies. How awkward is that for Barry to hear things she does with Eddie, especially how he feels so strongly for her. Barry gets the call that there’s an armed man in a getaway car. He is able to handcuff the gunman and put him in the back of squad car. Once he gets back to Iris is is ready to eat again. They pass by a restaurant that’s having a meeting. We find out that there’s another Meta-Human. It seems like he can transform into some type of poisonous gas. Joe tells Barry he needs backup. Dr. Wells and his team work to retrofit the particle accelerator into a prison specifically for meta-humans where S.T.A.R. Labs can begin to find a way of reversing their mutations. This brings up difficult feelings and memories for Dr. Snow, whose fiancé, Ronnie Raymond, was killed when the accelerator exploded. We get to see flashbacks of what happened that night. Joe revisits the old footage of Barry’s fathers interrogation, where Eddie tries to surprise Iris and gets stuck in working with him to cover up he was actually there to see Iris. Caitlin and Barry are trying to analyze the sample of the gas. She talked about Ronnie, evening mentioning that Ronnie said they were like opposites (Fire and Ice). They discover the meta-human doesn’t produce gas but becomes it. There’s a gas attack on a judge in an elevator at the mall. The flash confronts the Mist, and it consumed some of the gas. Luckily he speeds to S.T.A.R. Labs in time almost dying from the poison gas. They were able to get a gas sample from extracting it from Barry’s lungs. You can tell Barry has been holding on this grief from his father being wrongfully accused and is not able to get him free. Even though he has the capabilities to get him out of jail but Joe gives him the advice that’s not the smartest thing to do and somethings you just need to live with it. Iris and Eddie come to the agreement they’ll be honest with Joe about their relationship.
Kyle Nimbus is the Mist and he’s going after his last victim Lead Detective Joe at Iron Height’s Prison. Joe’s there to meet with Henry to let him know their reopening his case. Nimbus arrives in the prison and poisons Joe, luckily the Flash gets there in time to give him the antidote that Caitlin created. Flash goes after the Mist in and battle back and forth on the street to get him tired. To the point he can’t regenerate into the mist. Barry visits Joe at the hospital. Iris and Joe arrived at the same time, which makes Joe suspicious. Joe knew they were together, and tells them they are terrible liars. Joe kinda approves of their relationship. In S.T.A.R. Labs they were able to create a super jail to contain the meta-humans. Barry visits his father in jail, and tells him he thinks about his mother a lot. His father tells him a story about when he first walked, but he didn’t he kinda ran. Ran to his mother. To honor his mother he needs to keep running and save as many lives. Iris creates a blog reporting all the sightings of the Streak. Before the explosion Harrison is watching Barry on a live stream of him getting struck by lightning and says See You Soon Barry
. What is Harrison Wells Hiding?
Catch next week for another Flash Back Tuesday. Where I discuss Episode Four “GOING ROGUE” and Episode Five “PLASTIQUE”. If interested in catching up on the series you can currently watch episodes on Hulu Premium Membership. Season 2 premieres October 6th on CW! 77 Days left!
HI MY NAME IS BARRY ALLEN. THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE