The Flash – Season 2 Episode 13

“Welcome to Earth-2” The Flash finally takes members of Team Flash over to Earth-2 on a mission to track down Zoom and rescue Harry’s daughter. Who doesn’t love an alternate universe story? The idea of seeing familiar characters portrayed differently is always fun to explore and it lets the actors cut loose with an alternate…

The Flash – Season 2 Episode 12

“Fast Lane” The Flash explore more of Harry’s internal conflict and prepares for a visit to Earth-2 as Barry takes on a villain with the ability to turn himself into tar. I’ll start with the villain, Tar Pit (Marco Grazzini) because there’s really not much to say about him. He was certainly one of the…

The Flash – Season 2 Episode 11

“The Reverse-Flash Returns” The Flash brings back Eobard Thawne at an earlier part in his timeline than Barry faced last season and his arrival brings complications for Team Flash. It’s confirmed that every theory I had last week was wrong. That’s not a problem as it’s good to have things turn out differently than predicted…

The Flash – Season 2 Episode 10

“Potential Energy” The Flash returns after a long hiatus with an episode that is broadly back to basics as Team Flash deal with a metahuman from Earth-1 to give us a break from all of the Earth-2 threats that have been prominent this season. Zoom is still on everyone’s mind but he doesn’t really feel like…

The Flash – Season 2 Episode 9

“Running to Stand Still” The Flash caps off 2015 with a midseason finale featuring a villain team-up of Weather Wizard and the Trickster who unite with one simple goal, kill the Flash. It was a pretty simple villain story but no less effective for being one. The long and short of it is that Weather…

Arrow – Season 4 Episode 8

“Legends of Yesterday” Arrow concludes the two part crossover event started over on The Flash and finishes setting up Legends of Tomorrow by wrapping up Hawkman and Hawkgirl’s introductions. This episode was heavy on the mythology in a really good way. Seeing Prince Khufu and Priestess Shiera right where it all began and showing how their life forces became…

The Flash – Season 2 Episode 8

“Legends of Today” The Flash kicks off the second annual two night crossover event with a story that introduces us to Vandal Savage (Casper Crump), Hawkman (Falk Hentschel) and Hawkgirl while still finding time to progress the lingering season arc. Kendra is the catalyst for bringing the two teams together as she is targeted by Vandal…

The Flash – Season 1 Episode 7

“Gorilla Warfare” Grodd returns to The Flash at the worst possible time. With Barry incapacitated it is up to Team Flash to use their collective genius to stop Grodd without the benefit of Barry’s speed. I mentioned last season that the visual effects for Grodd were excellent and this episode proves that it wasn’t a fluke….

The Flash – Season 2 Episode 6

“Enter Zoom” After several teases, The Flash finally gives audiences a proper look at the mysterious Zoom and shows him to be a villain that is not to be taken lightly. This episode actually reminded me a lot of “Rogue Air” in that the expectations for the episode were for the conflict with the villain but…

The Flash – Season 2 Episode 5

“The Darkness and the Light” Earth-2 Harrison Wells makes his presence known to the Flash and his team with the promise of being able to help them take on Zoom as another Earth-2 Metahuman is sent to kill Barry. I’m going to call Earth-2 Harrison Wells Harry because that’s how Cisco refers to him and…