THE FLASH Episode 2 Review – The Pilot Was No Fluke!

The second episode of THE FLASH proves one very important thing – the pilot was no fluke.  This series is for real, and is easily the best superhero show to come along in many years (with apologies to all ARROW, GOTHAM, S.H.I.E.L.D. and other fans). We won’t spoil the HUGE surprise at the end of the show…and what a moment it is…but we can give you at least some highlights here.
LIGHT SPOILERS AHEAD

Barry begins the show with the familiar “My name is Barry Allen. I’m the Fastest Man Alive”.  But, the narration avoids repeating the whole back story, veering off in a way that really fits Barry’s character.  We are introduced to Simon Stagg, a familiar name in DC history, whose life is in danger from a villain who can multiply at will (Captain Clone? No, we get a better and more familiar name later in the episode). Meanwhile, Barry is trying to figure out his place in the world as he darts around Central City saving people in danger…and passing out afterward.  What’s going on here? Turns out, what is going on will make Wally fans very happy. You’ll get the connection quickly, and it’s great to see this element of Wally’s time as the Flash played out here.  Meanwhile, Barry’s first go against the bad guy doesn’t turn out well – and there are a lot of voices telling him to stop this hero gig. Problem is, no one seems to be stopping this villain, who continues his pursuit of Stagg.

We get some flashbacks to Barry’s youth and to his two father figures – both his own dad and Joe West, and it is that relationship that gets a significant spotlight in this story.  I have to say that I really like Joe West’s character in this show – not too surprising considering Jesse L Martin, one of my favorite actors is playing that role.

Talking more plot would just be too spoilerish right now. But, this episode has everything you would want – including a SHOCKING epilogue that already has the internet blowing up! Our advice…DON’T read those spoilers until you see it for yourself!

THE BOTTOM LINE: THE FLASH is what a superhero series should be – an unapologetic comic book series that combines excellent characters with a great story. There is more than enough to satisfy long-time comics fans while remaining highly accessible to new viewers who have never seen the Scarlet Speedster before. The acting is amazing, the story is excellent, the effects are spot-on…and yes, I am blathering about now but you will be too once you see the show.  Can’t wait for the next episode!

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8 thoughts on “THE FLASH Episode 2 Review – The Pilot Was No Fluke!

  1. Scott Timms

    The ending was CRAZY!!!!! Great series!!!! One critique: can we have some Flash villains? Multiplex- Firestorm Mist- Star Man.

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    1. Kelson

      Captain Cold is coming up in episode 4. Heat Wave, Pied Piper and Captain Boomerang have been cast and will be in the first half of the season. Rainbow Raider — I mean Chroma — is on IMDB. We’ve seen hints of Grodd and Reverse-Flash.

      They’re on their way.

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  2. JAMES

    I concur with all said. I look forward to each new episode with anticipation. I so hope The Flash will keep going long after one season.

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  3. veronica

    I loved it too. Evidently the producers are taking this show, very, very seriously and are trying to put out a quality product. It was a good story and they seem to be going for depth with the plot and the characters. I couldn’t stand Smallville, but I am really liking this show and much of it has to do with the writing and the cast.

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  4. David

    This series is turning out great. Grant is going a great job as Barry with his optimism, and the rest of the cast has been excellent.

    Does anyone think that Harrison Wells is actually Eobard Thawn? This guy is confusing the heck out of me? lol

    I mean, He’s obsessed with Barry, he’s got knowledge from the future, and is a scientist. Soo many misdirections, but Eddie could be his disendant.

    Still, awesome show, hope they modify the suit later on in the series (it’s growing on me, just need to make it brighter, make the red part of his symbol white, and fix the belt.)

    🙂

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  5. Golddragon71

    actually Eddie would (and could most probably be) Eobard Thawne’s Ancestor)
    Ancestor: : a person who was in someone’s family in past times : one of the people from whom a person is descended

    Descendant: someone who is related to a person or group of people who lived in the past

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